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, meander along Skyline Drive, or 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!

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Hiking Shenandoah

With over 500 miles of fantastic trails, Shenandoah is hiker-central! Here's how to get started!

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Driving Along Skyline Drive

All you need to know about Skyline Drive!

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Want to Learn More?

Sign up for one of our educational seminars! From journaling to photography to fly fishing, there's something for everyone!

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Ride the Drive - Car-free Day

On April 23, the north section of Skyline Drive will be open to NON-motorized vehicles only.

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2017 Events!

Shenandoah has many programs and events to enhance your visit from spring to fall. Go on a ranger led hike, take a tour, and much more!

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Backcountry Trip Planning

Find important information for planning your backcountry trip, including suggested itineraries.

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Youth Art Contest and Wildflower Weekend

Learn about our annual Wildflower Weekend event and the Youth Art Contest.

Become a Member!

Find books & maps to plan your visit!

Shenandoah National Park Association has a great selection of park hiking books, maps, and nature guides.

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Dining and Lodging

We offer a wide variety of lodging and dining from picnic lunches packed just for you to fine food and comfy rooms with incredible views.

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Partner with Us!

The official philanthropic partner of Shenandoah National Park.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


(540) 999-3500

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