Shenandoah National Park News
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Firefighters have begun mop-up operations for Millers Head Fire in Shenandoah National Park
September 13, 2023 | 11:15 am
Mop-up efforts are currently underway at the Millers Head Fire in Shenandoah National Park. The approximately two-and-a-half-acre fire is 60 percent contained.
Firefighters work to contain Millers Head Fire in Shenandoah National Park
September 10, 2023 | 2:05 pm
National Park Service and Virginia Department of Forestry firefighters are actively establishing a fire line to contain the Millers Head Fire burning in Shenandoah National Park.
Shenandoah National Park warns visitors about high fire danger and dry conditions
September 7, 2023 | 2:12 pm
Shenandoah National Park is experiencing high fire danger due to high temperatures and drought conditions. When the fire danger is "high" fires can start easily and grasses and leaf litter will ignite readily. Unattended campfires and brush fires can get out of control and fires will spread quickly.
Special Events for National Public Lands Day Weekend
September 6, 2023 | 9:00 am
Shenandoah National Park will celebrate the 30th annual National Public Lands Day September 23, 2023. The park will host several special events to commemorate the day over a three-day period in the Big Meadows area (mile 51), September 22-24. Entrance fees to the park will be waived Saturday, September 23.
Shenandoah National Park missing person search concluded
September 2, 2023 | 2:00 pm
Search operations for missing person Jerry Bailey have concluded after successfully locating him with combined efforts of Shenandoah National Park and Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
Search Underway in Shenandoah National Park
September 1, 2023 | 2:15 pm
A search is underway in Shenandoah National Park for Jerry Bailey. Mr. Bailey was reported missing to Shenandoah National Park Rangers early September 1, 2023.
Tourism to Shenandoah National Park contributes $145 million to local economy
August 31, 2023 | 2:30 pm
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1.4 million visitors to Shenandoah National Park in 2022 spent $104 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,240 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $145 million.
Shenandoah National Park Temporarily Suspends Fishing
August 31, 2023 | 12:25 pm
Effective immediately, Shenandoah National Park’s streams and rivers are closed to fishing due to low stream flows and high water temperatures. This closure is being implemented to ensure the long term health of the fish populations in the park.
Shenandoah National Park and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration remind drivers: Drive sober or get pulled over
August 21, 2023 | 2:00 pm
During the Labor Day holiday period, including the end of summertime and the busy holiday weekend, Shenandoah National Park law enforcement will be working with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to decrease impaired driving. From August 18 through September 4, the Park will be participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over high-visibility enforcement period. During this time, you’ll see rangers at designated checkpoints along Skyline Drive to take drunk drivers off the roads.
Shenandoah National Park announces 2023 Night Sky Festival
July 27, 2023 | 9:00 am
Shenandoah National Park will celebrate the annual Night Sky Festival, August 11-13, 2023. Featured speakers, including amateur astronomers, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Solar System Ambassadors, and a veteran NASA astronaut, will present on topics ranging from asteroid defense to the largest known impact crater in the United States.