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May 16, 2017
Shenandoah National Park Announces Temporary Closures During Helicopter Operations
Shenandoah National Park managers will temporarily close the area surrounding Corbin Cabin (see map for closure area) to all hiking and backcountry use during two phases of helicopter operations associated with the restoration of the historic cabin. Since the cabin is located in a remote area, a helicopter will be used to deliver and retrieve materials between the cabin and Stony Man Overlook (mile 38.6 Skyline Drive).

May 15, 2017
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates Kids to Parks Day
Shenandoah National Park will celebrate Kids to Parks Day on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Activities will take place at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6 Skyline Drive), Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51) and the Big Meadows Amphitheater (mile 51). A full day of events is planned to get visitors up close and personal with nature.

May 05, 2017
Volunteers Invited to Join Shenandoah National Park in the Fight Against Invasive Plants
Do you want to help protect native plant and wildlife habitat in your National Parks? Participants will work with Park staff to pull and bag garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) from high traffic areas within the park. Garlic mustard is an aggressive non-native plant that displaces our native plant species. As it spreads, it takes the place of the plants that provide fruits, seeds, pollen, and forage for our wildlife, birds, and insects. Join us for one of the upcoming events and help make a difference in protecting Shenandoah's native habitat.

April 25, 2017
Shenandoah National Park Hosts 2017 Wildflower Weekend
Native spring wildflowers and children’s creativity will be celebrated during Shenandoah National Park's 31st annual Wildflower Weekend, May 6-7, 2017. Special hikes and programs will focus on the diversity and value of hundreds of species of flowering plants that are protected by the park. Visitors may also view the winning entries in the park’s annual “Youth Art in the Park” wildflower art contest. The top-winning works will be exhibited at Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51 on Skyline Drive) from May 6-13, and at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6) from May 14-21. Winning artists will be recognized in a ceremony at noon Saturday, May 6, at Byrd Visitor Center.

April 14, 2017
Shenandoah National Park Announces 2017 Seminar Series
The Shenandoah National Park Association is sponsoring the 2017 Resource Seminars in Shenandoah National Park. These seminars provide participants with the opportunity to get to know their national park a little more personally through in-depth, hands-on experiences. This year there are seven seminars that feature Shenandoah National Park as a place for inspiration, recreation, and renewal.

April 03, 2017
Shenandoah National Park Plans Prescribed Burn
Shenandoah National Park Fire Managers plan to burn 90 acres of Big Meadows sometime between April 4 and May 30, 2017, weather permitting. A portion of Big Meadows (milepost 51), the open area across from Byrd Visitor Center, is burned each year for the purpose of maintaining the open vista by preventing encroachment by trees and shrubs.

March 10, 2017
Shenandoah National Park Announces 2017 Spring Opening Dates
Facilities in Shenandoah National Park will begin opening this month and will continue to open through the spring.

March 01, 2017
Shenandoah National Park Announces Ride the Drive Car-Free Day in North District of Park
On April 23, 2017 Shenandoah National Park will open the north district of Skyline Drive to non-motorized vehicles only to celebrate National ParkRx Day and National Park Week. During this event, Skyline Drive will be closed to motorized vehicles from the Front Royal Entrance Station at mile 0 to the Thornton Gap Entrance Station at mile 31.5. The rest of Skyline Drive will remain open to all vehicles. In honor of National Park Week, April 22 and 23 are fee-free days and all entrance fees into the park are waived.

January 24, 2017
Shenandoah National Park Hosts Youth Art Contest for Wildflower Weekend
Children’s creativity will be highlighted during Shenandoah National Park's 31st annual Wildflower Weekend, May 6-7, 2017. The annual “Youth Art in the Park” wildflower art contest will be held over that weekend, and artwork is being solicited now.

November 21, 2016
Fire Restrictions Extended to Entire Park
Shenandoah National Park will extend fire restrictions to the entire area of the Park on Monday, November 21, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. Due to exceptionally dry conditions and the potential for extreme fire behavior, these restrictions will be in effect until the Park receives sufficient precipitation to lift fire restrictions.

April 23, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Announces Entrance Fee Increase
As part of a nationwide initiative, Shenandoah National Park will begin charging increased entrance fees in two stages, beginning on May 1, 2015.

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