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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

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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 releases details for Old Rag pilot project

    January 21, 2022 | 9:38 am

    Starting March 1, 2022 hikers who wish to use trails in the Old Rag area (Saddle, Ridge, and Ridge Access) will need to obtain a day-use ticket in advance for visits March through November. Ticket availability will be limited to 800 per day. During the one-year pilot, tickets will be $1.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 2022 Shenandoah National Park Artist-in-Residence Applications Available

    December 9, 2021 | 9:00 am

    Applications are now open for the 2022 Artist-in-Residence program at Shenandoah National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Shenandoah National Park Announces Changes to Fees Following Public Comment Reviews

    December 8, 2021 | 12:00 pm

    Shenandoah National Park will implement changes to the Park's fees after reviewing public comments on its proposal to increase or establish new fees for three recreational activities: camping in established campgrounds, hiking Old Rag, and backcountry camping. The proposal does not include an increase in entrance fees and focuses only on specific user fees.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Shenandoah National Park Hosts Special Event on Fee-Free Veteran’s Day with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

    November 4, 2021 | 10:38 am

    Join Shenandoah National Park and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc in honoring Veteran’s Day with a special event on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Byrd Visitor Center, mile 51 on Skyline Drive. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is open to the public. All programs are free and November is a fee-free day for all.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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