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July 21, 2016
Shenandoah National Park Hosts Night Sky Festival
Luray, Virginia: Shenandoah National Park will celebrate the importance of dark skies and the beautiful night skies that Shenandoah protects with a Park-wide Night Sky Festival from Thursday, July 28 to Sunday, July 31, 2016.

July 15, 2016
Shenandoah National Park Seeks Public Input on Proposed Removal of Five Buildings in the Big Meadows Area
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input into the proposed removal of five buildings in the Big Meadows area known as the Big Meadows Cottages or Maids Cabins.

July 12, 2016
Shenandoah National Park Reflects on the History of Gliders at Big Meadows
Shenandoah National Park is hosting a special presentation on the history of gliders on July 15 and July 16 at 1:00 p.m. in the Byrd Visitor Center auditorium (mile 51 Skyline Drive). Presenter Lt. Col. Hulstrunk, a WWII glider pilot, will speak about his experience of attending and assisting with the glider competition held at Big Meadows in the 1930s. He will discuss the search for better aircraft and flying sites during the 1930s, the methods of getting a glider into the air, and the unique experimental gliders of the time period. He will also touch on how the pilots who competed for aviation records quickly found themselves on opposite sides during World War II.

July 07, 2016
Shenandoah National Park Temporarily Closes Trails Due to Unusual Bear Activity
Due to recent unusual bear activity, Shenandoah National Park has established two sets of closures in the South District of the park.

July 07, 2016
Renowned Outdoor Author Presents the New Bubba Jones National Park Adventure Series in Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah National Park Association, and Delaware North Company (DNC) are delighted to once again host special programs featuring outdoor recreation expert and award-winning author Jeff Alt, who will inspire families to enjoy and care for nature and the outdoors. Want your kids to enjoy hiking and the Great Outdoors? “Make it fun”, says Jeff, and he has lots of great advice on how some simple pieces of equipment and a few techniques can help make sure you and the kids have a great time outdoors. “It’s time to get off the couch and hit the trail with your kids.”

June 03, 2016
Shenandoah Selects Artist-in-Residence
Shenandoah National Park is pleased to announce the selection of Missouri-based artist Felicia Leach as the June Artist-in-Residence. “We are excited to have Felicia join us during the National Park Service’s Centennial celebration. 2016 is a special year for us and I look forward to seeing Felicia’s artistic interpretation of what the Centennial means to her,” stated Superintendent Jim Northup.

May 26, 2016
Celebrate National Trails Day at Shenandoah
Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 4, 2016. In partnership with Shenandoah National Park, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) invites new hikers and experienced backpackers to learn new trail skills at PATC Trail Patrol’s “Beyond the Trailhead” event at Byrd Visitor Center (milepost 51 on Skyline Drive) from 9:15 am to 3:30 pm. Come join guided hikes and hands-on demonstrations throughout the day.

September 30, 2015
Park Seeks Feedback on Biocontrols to Manage Non-native Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Pest
Shenandoah National Park officials are seeking public opinion on a plan to release a predatory beetle as a new tool to help control the spread of hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). HWA is an invasive insect that has devastated hemlock forests throughout the eastern United States.

September 02, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Welcomes 4th-Grade Students through Every Kid in a Park
Shenandoah National Park invites all 4th-grade students to visit the Park for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program.

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.

April 07, 2015
Shenandoah National Park Joins National Find Your Park Movement
Shenandoah National Park joins parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at Launched earlier this month by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.

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