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Shenandoah National Park announces winter Visitor Center hours

Starting Friday December 4, Byrd Visitor Center will go to a weekend only schedule, weather permitting.


Shenandoah National Park announces fall, winter Visitor Center hours

The Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6 on Skyline Drive) and the Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51) in Shenandoah National Park will both be open on Thanksgiving Day.


Big Meadows prescribed burn planned for Thursday afternoon

The National Park Service is planning to conduct a 35-acre prescribed burn in Big Meadows (milepost 51). A portion of Big Meadows, the open area across from Byrd Visitor Center, is burned each year for the purpose of maintaining the open vista by preventing encroachment by trees and shrubs.


Shenandoah National Park selects Sandy Long for Artist-in-Residence program

Shenandoah National Park is pleased to announce Pennsylvania-based photographer Sandy Long, as the artist selected for the Park’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence program.


Shenandoah National Park plans prescribed burn

Shenandoah National Park Fire Managers plan to burn 35 acres of Big Meadows sometime between September 20 and October 10, 2014, weather permitting.


Celebrate wilderness in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park will be hosting a nine-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act from Saturday, August 30 through Sunday, September 7, 2014.


“Get Your Kids Hiking!” in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park and the Shenandoah National Park Association are delighted to once again host a special program featuring Jeff Alt, renowned author of Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun, who will inspire families to enjoy and care for nature and the outdoors.


Get Your Kids Hiking! in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park and the Shenandoah National Park Association are delighted to once again host a special program featuring Jeff Alt, renowned author of Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun, who will inspire families to enjoy and care for nature and the outdoors.


Celebrate National Trails Day® at Shenandoah National Park

Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 7, 2014.


Shenandoah National Park hosts Wildflower Weekend

Conserving native plants will be the focus of Shenandoah National Park’s 28th annual Wildflower Weekend, May 3 and 4, 2014. Visitors may see woodland beauties such as trillium, wild geranium, jack-in-the-pulpit, and a variety of others on naturalist-led hikes.


Shenandoah National Park Byrd Visitor Center open on weekends

The Harry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center at Big Meadows (mile 51 on Skyline Drive) in Shenandoah National Park will be open on winter weekends, weather permitting. Beginning Jan. 11, the visitor center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays when the Skyline Drive is open.