Nature’s Calling!

Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is your escape to recreation and re-creation. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows—take a hike, a meander along Skyline Drive, or a picnic with the family. 200,000 acres of protected lands are haven to deer, songbirds, the night sky…and you. Plan a Shenandoah escape today!


Bloodroot with dew dripping down the right side of blossom.

29th Annual Wildflower Weekend & Youth Art Contest

Join us at Shenandoah May 9-10th for our 29th annual Wildflower Weekend and new Youth Art in the Park Contest.

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Two backcountry campers setting up their campsite

Plan Your Backcountry Camping Trip

Visit our backcountry camping trip planner, including special suggestions for winter, to plan your own Shenandoah adventure!

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What Today's Fire Danger Means to You

Use general safety precautions when working and recreating outdoors. Campfires in the park are generally prohibited, except in designated areas.

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Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr

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Layers of mountains basked in purple hues make for spectacular Shenandoah sunset.


Wilderness...the word has different meanings to different people. In Shenandoah National Park wilderness is a place with a specific meaning.

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Two backpackers make their way down a rocky trail in Shenandoah National Park.

Plan Your Outdoor Activity

Backcountry Camping | Hiking | Camping in a Campground | Attend a Ranger Program

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