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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 celebrates 38th annual Wildflower Weekend May 11 & 12

    April 17, 2024 | 11:00 am

    Spring wildflowers and art will be celebrated during Shenandoah National Park's 38th annual Wildflower Weekend, May 11-12, 2024.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Electrical upgrades underway at Shenandoah National Park

    April 12, 2024 | 1:00 pm

    Shenandoah National Park, is working with utility partners to make repairs, and upgrade infrastructure in an effort to proactively mitigate damage from future weather events. Work has begun to replace utility poles and repair power lines along two utility corridors in the park. The work will impact visitor services at Elkwallow, Mathews Arm Campground, and the Big Meadows area.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Shenandoah National Park announces artists selected for 2024 Artist-in-Residence program

    April 10, 2024 | 3:25 pm

    Shenandoah National Park has selected five artists for its annual Artist-in-Residence program. The program gives artists an opportunity to creatively explore Shenandoah’s natural and cultural resources and pursue their artistic discipline.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Shenandoah National Park issues new trail closures for Rocky Branch Fire

    March 22, 2024 | 5:07 pm

    Shenandoah National Park has closed Hull School Trail from Skyline Drive to Thornton River Upper Trail and Thornton River Upper Trail from the intersection of Hull School Trail to Skyline Drive due to the Rocky Branch Wildfire.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Shenandoah National Park issues closures for Rocky Branch Fire

    March 21, 2024 | 11:39 am

    Shenandoah National Park has closed Skyline Drive from Thornton Gap (mile 31.5) to Mathews Arm (mile 22.1) due to the Rocky Branch Wildfire. Trail closures include the Appalachian Trail from Elkwallow to Beahms Gap, Rocky Branch, Neighbor Mountain, Jeremys Run, and Byrds Nest 4. A parkwide fire ban remains in effect.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Shenandoah National Park announces new online interactive

    March 7, 2024 | 2:20 pm

    Shenandoah National Park launched the fourth in its series of web-based curriculums on March 7, 2024. The interactives are designed for high school students to explore national events and cultural changes through the lens of Shenandoah National Park. All are aligned with Virginia and national standards of learning. The newest program, "Life at Lewis Mountain: Shenandoah in the Jim Crow Era," gives students, and others, the opportunity to explore how African Americans experienced Shenandoah National Park during segregation.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Shenandoah National Park plans prescribed burn

    March 7, 2024 | 11:05 am

    Fire managers at Shenandoah National Park plan to burn approximately 88 acres of Big Meadows sometime between March 11 and April 15, 2024, weather permitting.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Water safety concerns affect visitor amenities in Shenandoah National Park

    February 28, 2024 | 1:42 pm

    Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has identified concerns with the raw water source at two public facilities in Shenandoah National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Shenandoah National Park announces annual Youth Art Contest for young artists

    February 16, 2024 | 9:00 am

    Celebrate wildflowers through the talents of young artists in Shenandoah National Park’s “Youth Wildflower Art Contest.”

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Shenandoah National Park announces permanent ticketing system at Old Rag Mountain

    January 18, 2024 | 1:00 pm

    Following a two-year pilot program, Shenandoah National Park will implement a permanent ticketing system to access Old Rag Mountain from March through November.

    Read more at nps.gov