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.
A billion years ago, molten rock flowed through the earth's crust, cooled, fractured and formed the majestic granite peaks and sylvan hollows we know today as the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Some 8,000-9,000 years ago, Native Americans seasonally visited the area now known as Shenandoah National Park to hunt and gather food and source stone for tools and weapons.