Nature’s Calling!

Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is your escape to recreation and re-creation. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows—take a hike, meander along Skyline Drive, or picnic with the family. 200,000 acres of protected lands are haven to deer, songbirds, the night sky…and you. Plan a Shenandoah escape today!

Hiker on large rock outcrop studies beautiful mountain ranges in the distance.

Hiking Shenandoah

With over 500 miles of fantastic trails, Shenandoah is hiker-central! Here's how to get started!

Skyline Drive in foreground; rocky hill sporting the oranges of fall.

Fall Color Reports!

Here's our description of the fall progression!

The 2016 Centennial logo over faded mountains.

Discover exciting Centennial events!

Shenandoah has an abundance of exciting events planned in celebration of the NPS Centennial. Click here for the most up to date schedule!

Ranger shows visitors where to go on a map.

The Basics

Everything you need to get started planning your visit, including hours, fees, rules, seasonal information, goods and services and more!

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Quilts, Quilts, Quilts!

Check out the multiple quilting exhibits inspired by our National Parks!

Ranger Kathy holding a red-tailed hawk.

Check out a Ranger program!

Learn more about the park during one of our many ranger-led activities.

Become a Member!

Find books & maps to plan your visit!

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

High ceilings, large windows and rustic furniture at the Spottswood Dining Room at Big Meadows.

Dining and Lodging

We offer a wide variety of lodging and dining from picnic lunches packed just for you to fine food and comfy rooms with incredible views.

Logo of Shenandoah National Park Trust

Partner with Us!

The official philanthropic partner of Shenandoah National Park.

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


(540) 999-3500
Use this phone number to contact us for all of your park inquiries!

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