While I am backcountry camping, where can I park my vehicle?
You may park overnight in Shenandoah while camping in the Park's backcountry. Your backcountry itinerary dictates where you will park. For example, if you are entering the backcountry at Milam Gap, you will park at Milam Gap. You may park at trailheads where parking is provided, and at entrance stations if space permits. Visitor Centers, picnic areas, waysides, and overlooks also have parking space. Be sure you are not blocking Skyline Drive, administrative/fire roads, or overlooks.Lock your vehicle and put valuables in the trunk or take them with you. You will include parking and vehicle information on your backcountry camping permit. Your backcountry camping permit stays with you; do not leave your backcountry permit in your vehicle. For information on boundary parking, please see the Boundary Access Information.
There are no authorized shuttle providers in Shenandoah National Park. You will need to make your own arrangements for transportation to, from, and within the Park. For information on transportation options along the A.T. go here.
If you use self-registration, please be sure to fill out the permit completely!
I want to camp along the A.T., on Old Rag, or near Whiteoak Canyon. Will I be able to find a site?
Last updated: March 10, 2020