Food, Grocery and Gas Along Skyline Drive

Thornton Gap Entrance Station Advisory

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, which will make the overall entrance station experience go quicker.

Spring Operational Update

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.

For the latest information about our available services, please visit our Service Updates page.

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.

  • Retail/Camping Supplies: Open April 7 - November 12

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. (Showers/Laundry is located near the campground.)

  • Retail/Camping Supplies: Open March 24 - November 12
  • Wayside Showers & Laundry: Open March 24 - November 12

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 Retail: Open April 14 - November 5
  • Wayside Campstore/Shower & Laundry: Open May 5 - October 29
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