Operating Hours

Learn and Explore

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.

 

Visitor Centers

Facility Skyline Drive Mile 2020 Closing 2021 Opening Comments
Dickey Ridge Visitor Center 4.6 November 29 To be determined
Byrd Visitor Center 51 November 29 To be determined
 

Food, Lodging, and Other Services

Facility Skyline Drive Mile 2020 Closing 2021 Opening Comments
Elkwallow Wayside 24 November 11 To be determined Food, gifts, camping supplies
Skyland 41.7 and 42.5 November 29 To be determined Lodging, food, and gifts
Skyland Stables 41.7 and 42.5 N/A - Closed N/A - Closed Reservations required; 540-999-2213
Big Meadows Lodge 51.2 November 15 To be determined Lodging, food, and gifts
Big Meadows Wayside 51.2 November 11 To be determined Food, gifts, camping supplies, fuel*
Lewis Mountain Cabins and Campstore 57.5 November 29 To be determined Lodging, gifts, and camping supplies
Loft Mountain Wayside 79.5 November 8 To be determined Food, gifts
Loft Mountain Campstore 79.5 November 1 To be determined 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.
 

Campgrounds

Facility Skyline Drive Mile 2020 Closing 2021 Opening Comments
Mathews Arm 22.2 November 1 To be determined
Big Meadows 51.2 November 11 To be determined Including showers and laundry.
Lewis Mountain 57.5 November 1 To be determined First-come first-served only.
Loft Mountain 79.5 November 1 To be determined Including campstore, showers, and laundry.
Dundo 83.7 November 1 To be determined Group camping only (7-15 people).
 

Picnic Grounds

Facility Skyline Drive Mile 2020 Closing 2021 Opening Comments
Dickey Ridge 4.7 Open year-round
Elkwallow 24.1 Open year-round
Pinnacles 36.7 Open year-round
Big Meadows 51.2 November 11 To be determined
Lewis Mountain 57.5 November 1 To be determined
South River 62.8 Open year-round
Dundo 83.7 Open year-round

Last updated: November 30, 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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