Nature's Calling!

Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is a land bursting with cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, fields of wildflowers, and quiet wooded hollows. With over 200,000 acres of protected lands that are haven to deer, songbirds, and black bear, there's so much to explore...and your journey begins right here!

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Summer in Shenandoah

Long days and cool nights -- summer in Shenandoah is back! Here's what you need to know about Ranger Programs, special events, and more.

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Old Rag Pilot Project

Day-use tickets are required to hike Old Rag. Click here for information.

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Backcountry Permitting System

Join a virtual public meeting June 6, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. to learn about the implementation of a new backcountry camping permitting system.

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Subscribe to Shenandoah Alerts

Stay in the know by subscribing to Shenandoah's alert system.

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See Shenandoah with a new perspective! We've added two new LIVE webcams to our collection.

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Explore the campgrounds and decide which one is best for you! Learn about campground reservations, fees, policies, and seasons.

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Find books & maps to plan your visit!

Shenandoah National Park Association has a great selection of park hiking books, maps, and nature guides.

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Partner with Us!

The official philanthropic partner of Shenandoah National Park.

Last updated: May 26, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


540 999-3500
Emergency Phone: 1-800-732-0911

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