Ranger Programs

A volunteer leading a group of people into a meadow.
A volunteer leads a group of visitors into Big Meadows to learn about the ways plants and animals have adapted to that unique ecosystem.

NPS/Mary O'Neill


Livestream Ranger Talks

Shenandoah Live is an online series that allows you to chat live with Rangers and learn about some of the amazing features of Shenandoah National Park. Rangers will discuss a wide range of topics while answering your questions and talking with experts from the field. Join the conversation by liking the Shenandoah National Park page on Facebook and tuning in at the specified time.

Ranger Programs

Ranger-guided programs give visitors the opportunity to explore the wonders of the park with a ranger. Programs are offered in spring, summer, and fall. Discover the many stories of Shenandoah's past, take a walk through the splendor of a unique mountain meadow, or learn about the many animals and plants that thrive in Shenandoah National Park.

Ranger Program Schedule | May 26 - September 3, 2018
View the schedule for a full list of park-wide ranger programs that we offer during the summer season.

Ranger Program Schedule | May 1 - May 25, 2018

Programs may be canceled in the event of lightning or other extreme conditions. Please do not bring pets on programs. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water on hikes.
A - Wheelchair accessible | AL - Assistive listening available (please arrive 15 minutes early)

Dickey Ridge (mile 4.6)

Ranger's Choice Talk
Join a Park Ranger to learn about one of the important resources that Shenandoah preserves and protects. Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6). 20-30 minutes.
A, AL Daily at 11:00 a.m.

Skyland (41.7) and Big Meadows (mile 51)

Birds of Prey
Meet a live raptor and learn about why these birds are important.
Big Meadows Amphitheater, in the picnic grounds (mile 51). 30 minutes.
A, AL Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
No program May 5
Meadow Walk
Experience a rare high-elevation wetland meadow on this gentle walk. Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51). 1.5 hours, 1-mile walk
AL Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
Ranger's Choice Talk
Join a Park Ranger to learn about one of the important resources that Shenandoah preserves and protects. Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51). 20-30 minutes.
A, AL Daily at 11:30 a.m.


Rapidan Camp Tours

Tours will start back up again for the 2018 summer season around Memorial Day weekend. Tour reservations can be made up to six months in advance at Recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777.

Last updated: May 22, 2018

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Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


(540) 999-3500

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