Accessibility

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Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive listening devices are available for loan at both visitor centers for ranger programs and park films. Please ask at the information desks for more information.

Audio Descriptions

The official Shenandoah National Park App contains audio descriptions of overlooks, outdoor interpretive media, and many features in the Park.

Limberlost Trail

Limberlost Trail is a fully-accessible circuit hike that passes through a beautiful section of forest. Since 1996, several organizations have donated labor, equipment, supplies, and funding to help Shenandoah staff make the trail accessible.

Lodging

Accessible overnight lodging is available at Lewis Mountain, Skyland Resort, and Big Meadows Lodge.

Park Brochure

The Park brochure is available in braille at entrance stations and visitor centers. You can also download the brochure in Braille Ready Format (brf).

Picnic Grounds and Campgrounds

Accessible sites are available at all park picnic grounds and campgrounds. Accessible shower and laundry facilities are available at Big Meadows, Lewis Mountain, and Loft Mountain campgrounds. Restrooms at all picnic grounds are accessible, or accessible with assistance.

Ranger Programs

Many of Shenandoah's ranger-led programs are accessible, as indicated on the ranger program schedule.

Restrooms and Buildings

Most restrooms and buildings are accessible, or accessible with assistance.

Service Animals

In accordance to National Park Service guidance on service animals, dogs are the only animals that can be classified as service animals, and they must perform a specific task that assists a person with a disability. If the service dog meets this criteria, they are legally permitted anywhere that visitors can go. Owners are strongly encouraged to identify their working service dog in order to help prevent unwarranted complaints from other visitors.

If you bag your service dog's waste, be sure to have a bag or canister to put it in until you can find a trash can. Do not leave dog waste bags in trees, on trail posts, or discarded in the woods. If there’s no trash can immediately available, take it with you until you find one.

Virtual Tours

Many of our exhibits and visitor centers are available as virtual tours, which can be viewed from anywhere.

Last updated: September 28, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835

Phone:

(540) 999-3500
Emergency Phone: 1-800-732-0911

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