Due to a fire at the entrance gate, Thornton Gap - one of the park's busiest entrance stations - will be down to one lane, unable to facilitate cash sales (card only), and will not be high enough for RV's to enter through. Please plan accordingly.
You may also pre-purchase your park pass online at recreation.gov, which will make the overall entrance station experience go quicker.
Lewis Mountain Cabins are now OPEN!
Skyland is currently closed, re-opening on April 7, 2023.
Big Meadows Lodge is currently closed, re-opening on April 21, 2023.
From cloggers to basket making, and the young to the young-at-heart, there's something for everyone in Shenandoah National Park!
To view our full list of activities, check out our Calendar of Events.
June 17, 2023July 15, 2023October 14, 2023
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Great Room
Free to all park visitors.
Jeff Alt, a talented speaker and award-winning author of A Walk for Sunshine, enjoys sharing his 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail adventures with Shenandoah National Park visitors. Jeff uses humor and adventure in a story telling format. His presentations involve music, slides, and personal narration. Alt, an expert hiker, has been featured on Discovery Channel.com and many more. Alt’s books, The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through Shenandoah National Park and Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun, are inspiring families to literally, take a hike.
7:30 - 8:30 PM
Skyland Mountain Room
Cloggers have been providing lively entertainment to the Park visitor for many years. Join this popular local dance group as they perform a variety of dances to traditional and current country music. See our Event Calendar for performance dates.