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

    Night Sky 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, constellation tours and will culminate in viewing the solar eclipse.

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  • Shenandoah National Park

    Founder's Day (Fee Free)

    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Byrd and Dickey Ridge Visitor Centers
    • Fees: Fee Free Day
    Friday, August 25, 2017

    Join us on Saturday, August 25 as we celebrate the birthday of the National Park Service.

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  • Shenandoah National Park

    Nature Photography Seminar

    • Location: Big Meadows area, Shenandoah National Park
    • Fees: $40-$70
    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Professional photographers Ann and Rob Simpson will share their expertise through classroom instruction and field sessions on a variety of photography techniques including basic photography, scenic, macro, and telephotography.

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  • Shenandoah National Park

    Meet the Trees of Shenandoah Seminar

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Big Meadows area, Shenandoah National Park
    • Fees: $40
    Saturday, September 9, 2017

    A short course on identifying the common trees of Shenandoah National Park.

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  • Shenandoah National Park

    Wilderness Weekend

    • Location: Byrd Visitor Center and other locations throughout the park.
    • Fees: Free with park entry fee
    Saturday, September 9, 2017

    Everyday from 09/09/2017 to 09/10/2017

    Activities highlighting the value of Wilderness: Special hikes, seminars on backcountry camping, interactive demonstrations, short talks, etc.

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


(540) 999-3500

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