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General Information

"Daughter of the stars", or "river of high mountains". Shenandoah's beauty wrought when rocks, trees, and water come together in a place where people can meet nature and return enriched and at peace.

Official Shenandoah National Park Service website:
Must See. The most in-depth information about Shenandoah national park,

Another private Shenandoah National Park website:
Hosted by John William Uhler. Very detail information.

When to Go

Best visit time -- October Fall Foliage. Visit on midweek and arrive early to avoid crowds..

General weather information.
Ten day forecast and sunset/sunrise time.
Five days weather forest with local radar.


At least one to two days:
Skyline Drive from Front Royal to Big Meadows -- 51 Miles, a full day.
Rapidan Camp to Rockfish Gap -- 54 Miles, a full day.



There are 4 campgrounds and 1 group campground are inside the Shenandoah National Park.

Mathews Arm, Lewis Mountain and Loft Mountain Campground are open from mid May to October, First come first serve. National Park service reservation center.

Dundo Group Campground is a primitive campground open to groups with a minimum of 8 campers and maximum of 20. Opens from April to November. Reservations are required. Call 1-800-365-CAMP.

Official Shenandoah Camping Website.

Lodges and Hotels:

Inside the park:

Skyland Lodge, Big Meadows Lodge and Lewis Mountain Cabins are operated by ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment, Inc. Open from April, May to November.
Rate and on-line reservation request

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Cabins:
Six locked, primitive cabins inside the park equipped with mattresses, blankets, and cookware are maintained by Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. More information or to make reservations call PATC at (703) 242-0693 or (703) 242-0315.

Gateway outside the park:

Charlottesville & Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau: southeast of the park.

Harrisonburg & Rockingham Convention and Visitors Bureau: west of the park.

Staunton & Augusta Travel Information Center: southwest of the park.

Front Royal Chamber of Commerce: north of the park.

Luray & Page County Chamber of Commerce: west of the park.

This Shenandoah National Park Travel Vacation Guide site was most recently updated on 02/04/05. Keywords: Shenandoah National Park.