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Shenandoah National Park Announces Closure Due to Hurricane Florence

LURAY (September 11, 2018) — Shenandoah National Park will close at noon on Thursday, September 13 in anticipation of severe weather associated with Hurricane Florence. Meteorologists are forecasting a significant wind-rain event, particularly in Shenandoah’s higher elevations. Damaging winds combined with already saturated soil will make for hazardous conditions with trees toppling and branches falling….

Tourism in the Shenandoah Valley Continues to Grow

SHENANDOAH VALLEY (September 10, 2018) — The Shenandoah Valley Travel Association (SVTA) is pleased to announce that the Shenandoah Valley’s travel, tourism, and hospitality industry continues to grow. Recently released data from the U.S. Travel Association shows that every locality in the Shenandoah Valley, and every locality in Virginia, saw an increase in travel expenditures as…

SVTA Wins $25K Grant to Promote Region to Visitors Seeking Epic Experiences

SHENANDOAH VALLEY (August 23, 2018) — The Shenandoah Valley Travel Association (SVTA) announces it has received $25,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund to promote travel to the Shenandoah Valley. SVTA partnered with Staunton CVB, Front Royal CVB, Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Luray Caverns, and Delaware…

Celebrating The Power of Tourism in the Shenandoah Valley

SHENANDOAH VALLEY (May 10, 2018) — National Travel and Tourism Week (#NTTW18) is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal wellness. As one of the oldest regional tourism promotional organizations…

Shenandoah National Park to Offer Free Admission on Four Days in 2018

The National Park Service invites the public to visit all national parks, including Shenandoah National Park, without paying any entrance fee on four days in 2018. The 2018 entrance fee-free days are: January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day April 21: First Day of National Park Week September 22: National Public Lands Day November 11:…

17th annual Wilderness Weekend at SNP

Shenandoah National Park will honor America’s Wilderness heritage during its 17th annual Wilderness Weekend, September 9 and 10, 2017. Celebrate Wilderness by viewing Shenandoah’s Wilderness from Skyline Drive, hiking a Wilderness trail, joining a ranger program, learning how to use traditional tools for Wilderness trail maintenance, completing the Ranger Explorer Wilderness Activity Guide, watching a movie…

Ride The Drive

On April 23, 2017 Shenandoah National Park will open the north district of Skyline Drive to non-motorized vehicles only to celebrate National ParkRx Day and National Park Week. “Ride the Drive” is a pilot event to promote opportunities for alternative modes of transportation and recreation, promote health and well-being, and enhance the visitor experience by providing an opportunity to…

Jennifer Flynn Named Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, VA – National Park Service (NPS) Acting Northeast Regional Director, Rose Fennell, has named Jennifer Flynn as the new Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park. Flynn, who has been the Deputy Superintendent of Shenandoah since 2009, succeeds Jim Northup, who retired on January 2 after a 36-year career with the NPS. “Jennifer has demonstrated dedication…

Free Admission Dates to Shenandoah National Park in 2017

Shenandoah National Park, Va. — On these ten days, Shenandoah National Park will waive admission fees, so grab your calendar and start making plans for your next adventure. In 2017, Shenandoah’s fee-free entrance days will fall on: January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 20: Presidents Day April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week…

Secretary Jewell Announces Study Showing Spring Starting Earlier in National Parks

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, VA – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a new study showing that spring is beginning earlier than its historical average in 75 percent of the national parks examined — providing further evidence that climate change is already impacting public lands. The announcement came during a visit to Shenandoah National…