Shenandoah National Park has 196,000 acres of backcountry and wilderness and over 500 miles of trails to explore. Backcountry camping allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty and challenge of Shenandoah's wild side. With some preparation, you can discover a world beyond where the pavement ends.
Backcountry and wilderness camping is, by it very nature, a primitive experience that truly centers on the quality of self-reliance in it participants! The information on this website will guide you and address most questions as you prepare to be on your own and immersed in nature.
Planning your trip and understanding the regulations that will protect you and the backcountry should be done with care and with the resources provided here. At this time, Shenandoah National Park does not have staff available to do trip planning with you. Please study the information here to get the most from your backcountry experience!
Last updated: July 2, 2020