Operating Dates & Hours

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Shenandoah National Park is always open, however, portions of Skyline Drive, the only public road through the Park, are periodically closed during inclement weather. Visitors may still enter the Park on foot to hike even when Skyline Drive is closed. To check the status of Skyline Drive, call (540) 999-3500 (option 1, then option 1).

Most facilities in Shenandoah begin opening in March and close by late November. View the tables below for a detailed view of facility opening and closing dates. These dates are subject to change.

 

Visitor Centers

Facility Skyline Drive Mile 2022 Opening 2022 Closing Comments
Dickey Ridge Visitor Center &
Park Store
4.6 March 18 November 27 Open Friday – Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Beginning May 13: open 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Byrd Visitor Center &
Park Store
51 Open 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 

Food, Lodging, and Other Services

Facility Skyline Drive Mile 2022 Opening Date 2022 Closing Date Comments
Elkwallow Wayside 24 April 8 - retail
May 27 - food
November 13 Food services, gifts, and supplies.
Skyland 41.7 and 42.5 April 8 November 27 Lodging, food, and gifts.
Skyland Stables 41.7 and 42.5 June 3 October 30 Reservations required; 540-999-2213
Big Meadows Lodge 51.2 April 22 November 6 Lodging, food, and gifts.
Big Meadows Wayside 51.2 March 25 - retail
July 1 - food
November 10 Food service, grab n' go food, gifts,
groceries, camping supplies, fuel.*
Lewis Mountain Cabins and Campstore 57.5 March 24 November 27 Lodging, gifts, and camping supplies.
Loft Mountain Wayside 79.5 April 15 - retail
July 1 - food
November 6 Gifts and snacks.
Loft Mountain Campstore 79.5 May 4 October 30 Food, gifts, camping supplies.
*Fuel at Big Meadows Wayside is available year-round; however, the gas pumps can be unreliable, so you may want to enter the Park with a full tank.
**Concessionaire hours vary. For current hours visit our concessionaire's website.
 

Campgrounds

Facility Skyline Drive Mile 2022 Opening 2022 Closing Comments
Mathews Arm 22.2 May 4 October 30
Big Meadows 51.2 March 25 November 10 Including showers and laundry.
Lewis Mountain 57.5 March 24 October 30 First-come first-served only.
Loft Mountain 79.5 May 4 October 30 Including campstore, showers, and laundry.
Dundo (Group) 83.7 May 4 October 30 Group camping only (7-15 people).
 

Picnic Grounds

Facility Skyline Drive Mile 2022 Opening 2022 Closing Comments
Dickey Ridge 4.7 March 18 November 27
Elkwallow 24.1 Open year-round
Pinnacles 36.7 Open year-round
Big Meadows 51.2 March 25 November 10
Lewis Mountain 57.5 March 24 October 30
South River 62.8 Open year-round
Dundo 83.7 Open year-round

Last updated: March 23, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray , VA 22835

Phone:

540 999-3500
Emergency Phone: 1-800-732-0911

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