Frequently Asked Questions About Backcountry Camping

While I am backcountry camping, where can I park my vehicle?

You may park overnight in Shenandoah while camping in the Park's backcountry. Your backcountry itinerary dictates where you will park. For example, if you are entering the backcountry at Milam Gap, you will park at Milam Gap. You may park at trailheads where parking is provided, and at entrance stations if space permits. Be sure you are not blocking Skyline Drive, administrative/fire roads, or overlooks.Lock your vehicle and put valuables in the trunk or take them with you. You will include parking and vehicle information on your backcountry camping permit. Your backcountry camping permit stays with you; do not leave your backcountry permit in your vehicle. For information on boundary parking, please see the Boundary Access Information.

Can I catch a shuttle in Shenandoah?

There are no authorized shuttle providers in Shenandoah National Park. You will need to make your own arrangements for transportation to, from, and within the Park.

Last updated: September 20, 2019

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