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A brown sign reads Swift Run Gap Entrance Shenandoah National Park
 

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Shenandoah National Park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, just west of Washington, D.C. The Park stretches 105 miles from its northern entrance at Front Royal to its southern entrance near Waynesboro. There are four entrance stations to Shenandoah National Park, but only one has a physical address.

Skyline Drive is the main road that runs the span of Shenandoah. The campgrounds, dining and lodging options, gift shops, and the majority of hiking trailheads are directly off of Skyline Drive. There are a select number of trails that start at the Park boundary, such as Old Rag Mountain and Whiteoak Canyon.

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Entrance Stations

Front Royal (North Entrance)
Near Front Royal, Virginia, off of Route 340 (also called Stonewall Jackson Highway).
GPS Coordinates: 38.905729, -78.198624
Google Maps - Front Royal

Thornton Gap
East of Luray, Virginia and west of Sperryville, Virginia. Off of Highway 211 (also called Lee Highway).
GPS Coordinates: 38.660959, -78.320761
Google Maps - Thornton Gap

Swift Run Gap
Physical address: 22591 Spotswood Trail, Elkton, VA
GPS Coordinates: 38.366176, -78.578864
Google Maps - Swift Run Gap

Rockfish Gap (South Entrance)
A few miles east of Waynesboro, Virginia, off of Highway 250.
GPS Coordinates: 38.033777, -78.85902
Google Maps - Rockfish Gap


Driving From Washington, D.C. Metro Area

To Front Royal Entrance Station (North Entrance)
Travel west on I-66 to Front Royal, Virginia. Exit to Route 340 South, and follow signs for Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive.
To Thornton Gap Entrance Station
Travel west on I-66 to exit 43A. Take US-29 South to Warrenton, Virginia. Take US-211 West to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive.


Driving From Richmond, Virginia

To Rockfish Gap Entrance Station (South Entrance)
Travel west on I-64 to exit 99, and follow signs for Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive.
To Swift Run Gap Entrance Station
Travel west on I-64 to Charlottesville, Virginia. Take exit to US-29 North. Take left onto US-33 West, and follow 14 miles to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive.


Driving From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

To Front Royal Entrance Station (North Entrance)
Travel east on I-76 to exit 161. Take I-70 East to US-522 South. Follow VA-37 south to I-81 South. Follow I-81 South to I-66 East. Take I-66 East to Front Royal, Virginia, and follow signs to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive.


Nearby Airports

Washington Dulles International (IAD)
56 miles east of Front Royal Entrance Station.

Reagan National (DCA)
70 miles east of Front Royal Entrance Station.

Shenandoah Valley Regional (SHD)
27 miles west of Swift Run Gap Entrance Station.

Charlottesville-Albemarle (CHO)
31 miles east of Rockfish Gap Entrance Station.

Last updated: October 7, 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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