Please recreate responsibly by following all COVID-19 guidelines listed below. This information will be updated if any park operations change due to the pandemic response.
Based on current levels, Shenandoah National Park will not require masks in NPS buildings at this time. Visitors may continue to wear a mask if they choose. The CDC COVID-19 Community Levels will be checked on a weekly basis and the masking requirement will update accordingly. Find more information about the National Park Service’s response and operations.
Due to current high transmission rates of COVID, masks are required inside all park buildings regardless of vaccination status.
The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC has offered updated guidance for those individuals who have been vaccinated. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.
As the National Park Service monitors and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we work closely with the U.S. Public Health Service to use the latest science to guide our decision making. The NPS has updated its masking guidance based on the CDC's COVID-19 Community Levels tool, which helps decide what prevention steps to take based on local conditions.
Consistent with CDC guidance regarding areas of substantial or high transmission, visitors to Shenandoah National Park, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings.
Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, and all trails are open. Most park facilities are also open for the season. Refer to our operating hours for more information on opening dates and hours for visitor centers, dining areas, lodges, campgrounds, and picnic areas.
Last updated: September 7, 2022