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

    Kids to Parks Day

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51)and Dickey Ridge (mile 4.6) Visitor Centers
    • Fees: Free with Entry
    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Kids to Parks Day is a nation-wide initiative to get kids exploring nature in their parks. Here at Shenandoah we are working with The Wildlife Center of Virginia, to bring kids up close and personal with the wildlife of Shenandoah.

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    • Time: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Big Meadows area, Shenandoah National Park
    • Fees: $50
    Friday, June 2, 2017

    Join artist Betty Gatewood and Rhonda Roebuck in creating nature journals to discover and record your Shenandoah National Park experience.

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  • Shenandoah National Park

    National Trails Day

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Byrd Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Our partners with the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club have a great day planned to cover all things hiking!

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Loft Mountain Amphitheater
    • Fees: $40
    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Spend the day with Park Service Fire Ecologist Andrew Ruth and learn about the timeline of the 2016 Rocky Mount fire and learn how the vegetation is responding one year later.

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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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