A ranger shows helps two visitors understand the ever-changing Shenandoah forest.
NPS photo

John F. Mitchell


Click here for the current Ranger Program schedule.

Make your visit to Shenandoah complete by attending a ranger-led program. Discover the many stories of Shenandoah's past, take a walk through the splendor of a unique mountain meadow, or learn about the many animals and plants that thrive in Shenandoah National Park.


The park's concessioner offer a wide variety of events throughout the season such as night skies programs, cooking demos, tastings and culinary events. Visit for details.


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  • Shenandoah National Park

    Time Travel with Bubba Jones & Family

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Skyland Resort, Mile 41.7
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Join outdoor recreation expert and award-winning author Jeff Alt for his engaging Bubba Jones stories which are specially designed to engage kids with wild animal encounters, interesting history and science.

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  • Shenandoah National Park

    Walk for Sunshine: Appalachian Trail

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Big Meadows Lodge, Mile 51
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Join outdoor recreation expert and award-winning author Jeff Alt as he shares his 2,160 mile Appalachian Trail adventures with Shenandoah National Park visitors.

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  • Shenandoah National Park

    The Amazing World of Pollinators Seminar

    • Location: Big Meadows area, Shenandoah National Park
    • Fees: $40
    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Discover how the often unnoticed work of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators is essential in the interconnected community of wildflowers, plants, and wildlife in the Big Meadow.

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  • Shenandoah National Park

    Night Skies Festival

    • Location: Big Meadows Area, Many locations
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Everyday from 08/18/2017 to 08/21/2017

    A four-day festival celebrating our dark skies. There will be many presentations, hands-on activities and star parties.

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Last updated: May 31, 2017

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Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


(540) 999-3500

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