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Shenandoah National Park is a unique mountaintop destination where the views are immense. Plan your visit to include special events and maybe a travel package.
History | Special Events | Travel Packages | Deals & Discounts
Shenandoah National Park is an expanse of majestic land - 197,438.76 acres, to be exact - that includes eight counties: Albemarle (14,681.16 acres), Augusta (12,269.42 acres), Greene (15,284.65 acres), Madison (33,106.22 acres), Page (38,613.77 acres), Rappahannock (31,856.33 acres), Rockingham (37,968.58 acres), and Warren (13,658.63 acres).
Shenandoah National Park exists thanks to Virginians who persevered to establish a National Park in the eastern United States. The Park was authorized May 22, 1926 and established December 26, 1935. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated Shenandoah National Park July 3, 1936.
Four entrances allow visitors to traverse the 105 miles of the scenic Skyline Drive and take in the sites along 75 overlooks. The renowned Appalachian Trail runs 101 of the 518 miles of hiking trails that meander the Park. See a Shenandoah National Park trail map.
With a destination like Shenandoah National Park, you don't necessarily need an event to plan a wonderful weekend around. However, a few key dates that should be top-of-mind are:
Sure, you can book a room at Big Meadows Lodge* or Skyland Resort. You can also reserve one of the Lewis Mountain Cabins. And then there's camping, which is available at Mathews Arm, Big Meadows, Lewis Mountain, Loft Mountain, and Dundo Group Campgrounds. But if you want to stay, eat, and do something fun - all for one price - then a travel package should be right up your alley. Here are a few to whet your appetite:
* 2012 Opening Dates: Big Meadows Lodge, May 16-November 4; Skyland Resort, March 29-November 25; Lewis Mountain Cabins, April 6-November 4; Mathews Arm Campground, May 11-October 28; Big Meadows Campground, March 30-November 25; Lewis Mountain Campground, April 6-November 4; Loft Mountain Campground, May 11-October 28. Call ahead to confirm weekend-only versus full-time operational days, and to make reservations for group sites. 888-896-3833
Save a few bucks on your Shenandoah National Park explorations with these deals and discounts.
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