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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…

Regional Tourism on the Upswing Over Last Five Years

Tourism in the Shenandoah Valley Region Shenandoah tourism is growing, as the natural and authentic appeal of the region is bringing more and more visitors to this beautiful area. Travel data from the past five years shows visitor spending in the Shenandoah Valley has been on a continued upswing. The Virginia Tourism Corporation reports that travel-related expenditures…

Shenandoah National Park Celebrates the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service

Shenandoah National Park extends an invitation for the public to join in the celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service (NPS) this week. As a birthday gift to everyone, the entrance fee to Shenandoah (and all other national parks) is waived from August 25 through August 28. The National Park Service was born…

Birds of a Feather: Gliding Over Shenandoah National Park

Luray, Virginia:  Shenandoah National Park is hosting a special presentation on the history of gliders on July 15 and July 16 at 1:00 p.m. in the Byrd Visitor Center auditorium (mile 51 Skyline Drive).  Presenter Lt. Col. Hulstrunk, a WWII glider pilot, will speak about his experience of attending and assisting with the glider competition…

Lodging, Glamping & Cabins Inside Shenandoah National Park

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, Va. — Where should I stay during my Shenandoah National Park vacation? Fortunately, there are an  abundance of lodging opportunities both inside the park and in the communities surrounding the park. Within the park, you can choose from historic lodges with modern conveniences to rustic cabins with clean towels and quiet nights….