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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Ticket Required to Hike Old Rag

As of March 1, 2022, those wishing to hike Old Rag are required to purchase a day-use ticket. Find out everything you need to know.

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Summer in Shenandoah

Long days and cool nights -- summer in Shenandoah is back! Here's what you need to know to plan your visit.

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Night Sky Festival!

Discover the Park after dark and join us for stargazing, Ranger talks, kids activities, and guest presentations. Get the details!

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Does My Dog Need a Leash?

Find out answers to this question, and many more, before bringing your pet to Shenandoah. Oh, and the answer is yes!

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The Official NPS App is Here!

One app puts every park at your fingertips. Experience Shenandoah with our new mobile app.

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2022 Campground Reservations

We are now accepting campground reservations for the 2022 season, up to six months in advance of your stay.

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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: August 3, 2022

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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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