in Shenandoah National Park


Visitors to Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park can purchase an entrance permit (valid for the day of purchase and next six days.) Frequent visitors to Shenandoah may want to purchase an annual Shenandoah pass. There are also annual and lifetime passes that cover entrance at all National Park Service units and/or Federal areas.


Shenandoah Entrance Fee – Single Vehicle – $30.00


This fee covers unlimited entry for one vehicle and passengers for seven consecutive days, beginning on the day of purchase. Vehicles must be private, noncommercial, and with a seating capacity of 15 or less.  Click here to view entrance fees for motorcycles, commercial vehicles, and other modes of entry.


To request an Educational Fee Waiverclick here.

2020 Entrance Fee Free Days

  • January 2: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 18: First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
  • June 20: Park Neighbor Day (Shenandoah National Park only)
  • August 25: National Park Service Anniversary
  • September 26: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day


Organized events such as sporting events, ceremonies and large group gatherings, including group bicycle rides and car cruises may require a Special Use Permit.

There’s so much to see!

So,  what should I do first?

We know there is a lot to see and do in the Park.  So we decided to create a seasonal top 10 lists for those who have only limited time. We asked park rangers to give us their best recommendations. Learn more about what they suggested: the Top 10 Things to Do in Shenandoah National Park.