Permits & Reservations

Commercial Services

Commercial Services and Guiding

Recreational Permits

Special Use Permits and Authorizations

Group Bicycle Rides
Commercial Filming / Still Photography
Public Expression of Views (First Amendment)
Group Hiking Events
Hang Gliding / Paragliding
Memorialization / Spreading of Ashes
Research Permits
Weddings / Ceremonies


Completed applications may be mailed to:
Shenandoah National Park, Attn: Shen Permits
3655 US HWY 211 East
Luray, VA 22835


With the exception of First Amendment permits, special use permits may take six weeks or more to process. Processing will not begin until payment is received (if required).

For questions regarding a backcountry camping permit, contact the backcountry office at 540-999-3500 ext. 3720. For all other permit questions, conntact the Park Permit Office at 540-999-3500 ext. 3374 or e-mail shen_permits@nps.gov.

Last updated: July 31, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835

Phone:

(540) 999-3500

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