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.
Big Meadows Lodge
Veterans and active members of the US armed forces now receive FREE entry to Shenandoah National Park and most other federal recreation sites!
Active military members can receive a free Military pass by presenting your current US military ID at the entrance.
There is not a pass specifically for Veterans. However, veterans now qualify for free entry into federal parks. Veterans will need to present one of the following forms of ID where entrance fees are collected:
For more information on these offers, please visit usaparkpass.com.