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


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Weather Alert

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Shenandoah National Park.

The main information line will be updated throughout the weekend. Call 540-999-3500, option 1, for current information.

Closure of Skyline Drive is possible.

If you have overnight plans and/or reservations, be prepared to stay put if closures occur after your arrival in the park.

If you wish to cancel your camping reservation, call the campground directly for a full refund:

  • Big Meadows Campground: 540-999-3231
  • Loft Mountain Campground: 434-823-4675
  • Mathews Arm Campground: 540-999-3132

Lodging and Restaurants
For information about concession services, contact ARAMARK at 540-843-2100.

National Weather Service Forecast for Shenandoah National Park above 2000 feet
300 PM EDT Friday, October 28, 2011

Winter Storm Watch in effect from late Friday through Saturday afternoon.

Friday - Cooler, cloudy with a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s.

Friday night - Cold, cloudy with rain and snow in the evening. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Lows in the upper 20s.

Saturday - Cold and cloudy with snow and rain. Additional accumulation of 4 to 6 inches. Highs in the lower 30s.

Extended Forecast

Saturday night - Cold, mostly cloudy in the evening; then clearing. Lows in the upper 20s. Temperatures steady or slowly rising after midnight.

Sunday - Mostly clear. Highs in the lower 40s.

Monday - Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid-30s. Highs in the upper 40s.

Did You Know?

A closeup of a mountain laurel blossom along Shenandoah's Skyline Drive.

Although it’s native to these mountains, much of the beautiful mountain laurel you see blooming along Skyline Drive in June was planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.