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Calling All Fourth-Graders: Shenandoah Wants YOU!

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia – We are delighted to help President Obama and the White House kick off the “Every Kid in a Park” program, and we invite fourth graders from around the country to visit Shenandoah National Park for free! “In celebration of our upcoming Centennial, the National Park Service is offering a special…

It’s Apple Season in Shenandoah

Shenandoah National Park, VA – As the saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park are making sure guests will get their fill of this delicious fruit when they book an overnight stay in September. There will even be an apple at…

Supermoon Viewing in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park, VA – Have you ever seen a supermoon? A supermoon appears to be a little larger and brighter than other full moons as it nears perigee, its closest orbit to Earth. On Saturday, August 29, Shenandoah National Park is hosting a supermoon viewing at the top of the highest peak in the Park,…

Shenandoah National Park Will Offer Free Admission on August 25

Shenandoah National Park, VA – The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25 and Shenandoah National Park wants to give you a present – free admission! The usual entrance fee of $20.00 will be waived for all visitors on August 25. Come to the park and attend a Ranger led program or take a…

Shenandoah National Park Announces 2015 Seminar Series

Shenandoah National Park, VA – The Shenandoah National Park Association is proud to sponsor the 2015 Resource Seminars in Shenandoah National Park. These seminars provide participants with the opportunity to get to know their national park a little more personally through in-depth, hands-on experiences. The seminars will also highlight the upcoming centennial of the National…

Skyland Resort in Shenandoah National Park Readies For Busy Season

The team at Skyland Resort in Shenandoah National Park is ready to welcome guests with many changes for the summer season. With a new general manager on board, as well as site and room upgrades, excitement is spreading throughout the property. General Manager Charles Friend is thrilled to join the Skyland team. With more than…

Howdy Neighbor: Let’s Celebrate Our Community Together

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia — Shenandoah Neighbors’ Day is an annual event held on the third Saturday of June, where neighboring citizens are encouraged to enjoy a fee-free day in the park. Superintendent Jim Northup said, “Each year we take the opportunity to celebrate our adjacent communities and encourage our neighbors to discover more about…

Report Shows $80 Million Economic Impact of Shenandoah National Park

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1.26 million visitors to Shenandoah National Park in 2014 spent $80.4 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,085 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $104.7 million. “Shenandoah National Park is proud to be a…

Shenandoah National Park Hosts Wildflower Weekend in May

Native spring wildflowers and children’s creativity will be celebrated during Shenandoah National Park’s 29th annual Wildflower Weekend, May 9-10, 2015. More than 850 species of flowering plants are found in Shenandoah National Park. About 70% of them are native. These native woodland wildflowers thrive in the dappled forest sunlight of springtime. They race to bloom and…

Shenandoah National Park Announces Entrance Fee Increase

Luray, VA – As part of a nationwide initiative, Shenandoah National Park will begin charging increased entrance fees in two stages, beginning on May 1, 2015. In the fall of 2014, the National Park Service began a review of entrance fees charged throughout the National Park System, in part, to bring greater consistency to fees…