Frequently Asked Questions

What does "Shenandoah" mean?

The word "Shenandoah" is of unknown Native American origin. The most popular and romanticized belief is that it comes from a Native American expression for "Beautiful Daughter of the Stars".

Are pets allowed in guest room?

Yes.  We offer pet-friendly properties at Shenandoah National Park. A non-refundable fee of $25 per pet per night will be charged for pet rooms. 
For more information, policies web page.

What are the Park entrance Fees?

VECHICLE
  • December through February $10.00 per private, non-commercial vehicle
  • March through November $15.00 per private, non-commercial vehicle. Pass is valid for day of purchase and next six days. Includes passenger cars, pickup trucks, RVs, vans, and converted buses. 
MOTORCYCLE
  • $10.00 Pass is valid for day of purchase and next six days 
INDIVIDUAL
  • December through February $5.00 per person 16 years of age or older when entering by means other than a private, non-commercial vehicle.
  • March through November $8.00 per person 16 years of age or older when entering by means other than a private, non-commercial vehicle, such as bicycles; taxis and limousines providing transportation only; buses carrying passengers not on a pre-packaged tour such as school groups visiting for recreational purposes; and buses or vans registered to non-profit organizations such as churches or schools. A family traveling together shall pay no more than the vehicle fee. Pass is valid for the day of purchase and next six days.
For more information, visit National Park Services website.
*Above fees are subject to change.

I only have a few hours... how do I see the park?

Activities abound at Shenandoah National Park so to make the most of your time, please visit the activities page of this website for information and the schedule of events and activities.

What time can I check in?

Accommodations are available for check in at 3:00PM.  Check out is at 11:00AM.

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