Operating Dates & Hours

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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 Skyline Drive is closed. To check the status of Skyline Drive, call (540) 999-3500 (option 1, then option 1).

Most facilities in Shenandoah begin opening in March and close by late November. View the tables below for a detailed view of facility opening and closing dates. These dates are subject to change.


Visitor Centers

Facility Skyline Drive Mile 2022 Opening 2022 Closing Comments
Dickey Ridge Visitor Center 4.6 March 18 November 27
Byrd Visitor Center 51 Open Thursday – Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Park Store is open Thursday – Monday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Food, Lodging, and Other Services

Facility Skyline Drive Mile 2022 Opening 2022 Closing Comments
Elkwallow Wayside 24 April 8 November 13 Food service, gifts, and supplies.
Skyland 41.7 and 42.5 April 8 November 27 Lodging, food, and gifts.
Skyland Stables 41.7 and 42.5 June 3 October 30 Reservations required; 540-999-2213
Big Meadows Lodge 51.2 April 22 November 6 Lodging, food, and gifts.
Big Meadows Wayside 51.2 March 25 November 10 Food service, grab n' go food items, groceries, gifts, camping supplies, fuel.*
Lewis Mountain Cabins and Campstore 57.5 March 24 November 27 Lodging, gifts, and camping supplies.
Loft Mountain Wayside 79.5 April 15 November 6 Gifts and snacks.
Food service will not be available until further notice.
Loft Mountain Campstore 79.5 May 4 October 30 Food, gifts, camping supplies.
*Fuel at Big Meadows Wayside is available year-round; however, the gas pumps can be unreliable, so it is a good idea to enter the Park with a full tank.
**Concessionaire hours vary. For current hours visit our concessionaire's website.


Facility Skyline Drive Mile 2022 Opening 2022 Closing Comments
Mathews Arm 22.2 TBD TBD
Big Meadows 51.2 TBD TBD Including showers and laundry.
Lewis Mountain 57.5 TBD TBD First-come first-served only.
Loft Mountain 79.5 TBD TBD Including campstore, showers, and laundry.
Dundo 83.7 TBD TBD Group camping only (7-15 people).

Picnic Grounds

Facility Skyline Drive Mile 2022 Opening 2022 Closing Comments
Dickey Ridge 4.7 March 18 November 27
Elkwallow 24.1 Open year-round
Pinnacles 36.7 Open year-round
Big Meadows 51.2 March 25 November 10
Lewis Mountain 57.5 March 24 October 30
South River 62.8 Open year-round
Dundo 83.7 Open year-round

Last updated: January 6, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray , VA 22835


540 999-3500
Emergency Phone: 1-800-732-0911

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