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!

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Hiking Shenandoah

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

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Public Lands Day 2017

Water is one of our most important resources, in and out of the Park. Celebrate our water and public lands on September 30!

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Fall Color Reports!

Here's our description of the fall progression!

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Ranger Programs

Be sure to plan a little "Ranger Time" into your next visit!

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2017 Events!

Shenandoah has many programs and events to enhance your visit from spring to fall. Go on a ranger led hike, take a tour, and much more!

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Backcountry Trip Planning

Find important information for planning your backcountry trip, including suggested itineraries.

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Volunteer!

Join a community of volunteers who are a part of this fun and rewarding way to contribute to these wonderful places.

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.

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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.

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Partner with Us!

The official philanthropic partner of Shenandoah National Park.

Last updated: September 22, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835

Phone:

(540) 999-3500

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