Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park
Thornton Gap Entrance via U.S. 211

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.

To request an Educational Fee Waiverclick here.

2018 Entrance Fee Free Days

  • January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 21: First Day of National Park Week
  • September 22: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day Weekend


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


Commercial Filming of any type requires a permit.