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!

An ice covered waterfall with a bridge in a forest.

Winter Splendor in Shenandoah

Shenandoah has something to offer in every season! Here is what you should know to have a fun and safe winter visit.

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Then and Now

See our volunteer-produced Then and Now Gallery!

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It's the Year of the Bird!

We're celebrating the Year of the Bird (#birdyourworld) with several partners. Check out the details and this week's bird of the week!

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Ranger Programs: In the Park or Online

Learn about Shenandoah from those who know it best, whether you're on the trail or in your favorite chair!

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Backcountry Camping

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

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.

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Partner with Us!

The official philanthropic partner of Shenandoah National Park.

Last updated: November 20, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


(540) 999-3500

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