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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500 miles of trails to discover! Start here!

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Hike Old Rag

Hiking to the summit of Old Rag? Here's what you need to know and how to get your ticket.

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New Backcountry Permit System

Here's how to get your permit.

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Life at Lewis Mountain

Explore how African Americans experienced Shenandoah National Park during segregation through our newest interactive.

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Viewing the Night Sky

Regardless of how you might experience the night, don’t forget on occasion to look up at the sky!

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2024 Campground Reservations

We are now accepting campground reservations for the 2024 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.

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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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