Shenandoah National Park is always open. However, portions of Skyline Drive, the only public road through the park, are periodically closed during inclement weather. Visitors may still enter the park on foot to hike even when the drive is closed. Check Alerts for Skyline Drive closures and other conditions that could impact your planning.
Most facilities in the park, including visitor centers, lodging and dining, campgrounds, and picnic grounds begin opening in March and close by late November. Learn about visiting Shenanodah in winter.
The following information is subject to change.
Operating Hours & Seasons
*Fuel at Big Meadows Wayside is available year-round, however, there are frequent power outages so it is a good idea to enter the Park with a full tank.
Our concessionaire, Delaware North, operates lodging and dining facilities in Shenandoah National Park. Visit GoShenandoah.com to learn more about lodging, dining, and special programs offered by our concessionaire.
Campground reservations can be made six months in advance of May 3, 2019 at Recreation.gov. Prior to May 3 all camping is first-come, first-served. Visit the camping page for more information about camping in Shenandoah National Park.
For more information contact the park's recorded line at (540) 999-3500.
Last updated: December 10, 2018