• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

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Picnic Grounds

Shenandoah visitors enjoy a splendor of fall foilage at Pinnacles Picnic Grounds.
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Picnic areas in Shenandoah are large and scenic, and offer a pleasant place for relaxing. There are picnic tables with grills nearby; accessible sites are available. Restrooms (open except in cold months) are accessible with assistance.

  • Dickey Ridge (mile 4.6) - May 3 - December 1
  • Elkwallow (mile 24.1) - Open year-round
  • Pinnacles (mile 36.7) - Open year-round
  • Big Meadows (mile 51.2) - April 26 - December 1
  • Lewis Mountain (mile 57.5) - May 3 - November 3
  • South River (mile 62.8) - Open year-round
  • Loft Mountain (mile 79.5) - CLOSED
  • Dundo (mile 83.7) - Open year-round

All of the areas can be found on the park map...

NEVER feed wildlife. Click here for tips on safely viewing wildlife in Shenandoah National Park.

Did You Know?

Shenandoah National Park’s scenic highway, Skyline Drive, winds through a tunnel of trees in all their fall color glory.

Skyline Drive, the only public road through Shenandoah National Park, rides the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains for 105 miles through the park, then joins the Blue Ridge Parkway which connects Shenandoah to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC.