Food, Grocery and Gas Along Skyline Drive

Temporary Seasonal Closure

Please Note: The Waysides are temporarily closed for the winter season. Please refer to each wayside below for their 2021 opening dates.


  • Opening Thursday, April 1, 2021

Big Meadows Wayside

  • Opening Friday, March 26, 2021

Loft Mountain Wayside

  • Opening Friday, April 23, 2021

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Picnic To Go - Shenandoah National Park

Turn Here to Refuel in Every Way

Driving along Skyline Drive is an inspiring experience, and all that fresh air and scenic wonder can inspire a healthy appetite. With wayside food stops located every 25 miles or so, your next bite is closer than you think - and you’ll find everything from grab-and-go snacks and carry-out meals to groceries, gifts and full-service dining.

Elkwallow Wayside (Mile 24.1) 

Carry-out, groceries, and camping supplies are all available at this location. There’s even a charming gift shop for Shenandoah National Park souvenirs.

  • Open June 11 through mid-November
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Big Meadows Wayside (Mile 51) 

This centrally located Wayside offers Grab ‘n Go food, carry-out and sit down, camping and hiking supplies, gasoline (now featuring diesel and 24/7 pay at the pump service), and an expansive Shenandoah National Park gift shop. ATM is also available. (Showers/Laundry is located near the campground.)

  • Open now through mid-November
  • 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for food and beverage carry out
  • Retail store 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Loft Mountain Wayside (Mile 79.5) 

Groceries, camping, and hiking supplies are available a Loft Mountain Wayside, also the place for a large Shenandoah gift shop. (Campstore/Showers/Laundry is located near the campground.)

  • Wayside open June 26 through early November
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Campstore open June 11 through late October
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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