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PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

If you believe this information is incorrect or needs updating, please let us know here.
So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Shenandoah National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Shenandoah National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Virginia and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Shenandoah National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Virginia and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 24, 2021
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Shenandoah National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Shenandoah National Park - News section for more.

  • Shenandoah National Park Temporarily Suspends Fishing

    August 20, 2021 | 12:00 pm

    Effective immediately, Shenandoah National Park’s streams and rivers are closed to fishing due to low stream flows and high water temperatures. Despite the recent rainfall, streams and groundwater conditions have not recovered sufficiently.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Shenandoah National Park Seeks Feedback on Proposed User Fees Increase

    August 17, 2021 | 9:00 am

    Shenandoah National Park is seeking feedback on proposed fee increases to be implemented over the next two years. This proposal does not include an increase in entrance fees and focuses only on specific user fees.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Search Continues in Shenandoah National Park

    July 22, 2021 | 2:30 pm

    The search for 55 year-old Julia Christine Devlin which began Saturday, July 17 continues in Shenandoah National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Search Underway in Shenandoah National Park

    July 20, 2021 | 4:10 pm

    Shenandoah National Park personnel, along with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the Albemarle Sheriff’s office are conducting a search for a missing person.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Shenandoah National Park Selects Artist Nancy Hershberger for the May Artist-in-Residence Program

    April 30, 2021 | 10:46 am

    Shenandoah National Park is pleased to announce the selection of Nancy Hershberger, a fiber artist, as the May Artist-in-Residence.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Shenandoah National Park Hosts Virtual Wildflower Art Contest for Local Youths

    April 30, 2021 | 8:52 am

    Shenandoah National Park’s annual “Youth Art in the Park” wildflower art contest has a new twist this year ~ it’s gone virtual! Instead of mailing artwork to the park as in previous years, young artists will upload their entries to an internet platform.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Environmental Assessment of Meadow Run Watershed Restoration Project in Shenandoah National Park Finds No Significant Impact

    April 29, 2021 | 1:31 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of a proposal to restore the Meadow Run watershed in Shenandoah National Park, northeast of Crimora, Virginia (see map). Decades of acid rain from regional air pollution has affected soil and water quality in this watershed resulting in negative impacts to aquatic species and overall forest health. Meadow Run is listed as pH - impaired (acid-impaired) under Section303d of the Clean Water Act.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Shenandoah National Park Search Suspended

    April 26, 2021 | 1:04 pm

    Based on a preliminary identification of remains found Monday, April 26, 2021, the search for Ty Sauer conducted by Shenandoah National Park with support from Virginia Department of Emergency Management has been suspended.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Search Continues in Shenandoah National Park

    April 25, 2021 | 8:09 am

    The search for Ty Sauer continues in Shenandoah National Park. Teams will return to the area of highest probability today. Please see the updated flyer for new information.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Search Underway in Shenandoah National Park

    April 23, 2021 | 10:36 am

    Shenandoah National Park personnel are conducting a search for a missing person. Ty Sauer, 18 of New Jersey was last seen on the evening of April 22 near mile 35 on Skyline Drive.

    Read more at nps.gov