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Shenandoah National Park announces Neighbor Day

Shenandoah National Park staff are inviting community neighbors to enjoy a fee-free day in the park in celebration of Shenandoah Neighbors’ Day.


2016 Parties on the Plaza presents the classic-rock band Thundergun

The Luray-based classic rock band, Thundergun, will perform a free concert at the Regional Center for the Performing Arts in historic Luray on July 4.


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Celebrate National Trails Day at Shenandoah National Park

Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 4.


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Rocky Mtn 2016 Fire declared out

Officials at Shenandoah National Park have declared the Rocky Mtn 2016 Fire out.


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Marys Rock Tunnel closed at night: Shenandoah National Park open

Shenandoah National Park will close a portion of Skyline Drive to do maintenance and repairs to Marys Rock Tunnel.


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Remains found in Shenandoah National Park

Based on a preliminary identification of remains found in Shenandoah National Park Saturday, the search for Wallace Anderson has been suspended.


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Shenandoah National Park hosts Wildflower Weekend

Native spring wildflowers and children’s creativity will be celebrated during Shenandoah National Park’s 30th annual Wildflower Weekend.


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Rocky Mtn Fire update: 10,000 acres and growing

Fire acreage at the Rocky Mtn Fire is 10,376 acres with 70 percent containment, according to the latest update.


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Rocky Mtn Fire update: More than 9,300 acres, 60 percent contained

The Monday update on Rocky Mtn Fire 2016 has the fire at 9,386 acres, with containment at 60 percent as a result of intensive firefighting efforts.


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Letter: Shenandoah National Park superintendent on the Rocky Mtn Fire

Shenandoah National Park is experiencing a very large wildland fire, currently the second largest in the Park’s history, at 9,386 acres.


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Rocky Mtn Fire update: 8,952 acres and holding

Total fire acreage at the Rocky Mtn Fire remains at 8,952 with 43 percent containment, according to the latest report Sunday morning.


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Shenandoah National Park announces family-friendly spring events

Shenandoah National Park will host two events this spring celebrating the National Park Service Centennial.


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Rocky Mtn Fire update: Nearly 9,000 acres burned

The Rocky Mtn Fire has grown to cover 8,952 acres as of 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and is now approximately 43 percent contained, according to reports.


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Shenandoah National Park search suspended: Trails reopen

The search for Nicole Mittendorff conducted by Shenandoah National Park has been suspended.


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Remains located in Shenandoah National Park

Search efforts in the Shenandoah National Park were suspended Thursday afternoon with the discovery of female remains within the park property.


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Rocky Mtn Fire update: 5,600 acres burning

Fire crews have improved containment lines at the Rocky Mtn Fire by burning out vegetation between the fire and eight miles of containment lines.


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Shenandoah National Park plans trail work

Shenandoah National Park Managers plan to temporarily close parts of the Hawksbill Mountain area for planned rehabilitation work.


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Rocky Mountain fire grows to 5,600 acres

The Rocky Mount fire has grown to consume more than 5,600 acres of the Shenandoah National Park, according to the latest update.


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Trails closed in Whiteoak Canyon in Shenandoah National Park as search continues for missing woman

Shenandoah National Park rangers have closed the trails in the Whiteoak Canyon area ias the search continues for Nicole Mittendorff.


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Rocky Mount fire grows to over 2,000 acres

The Rocky Mount fire in the south district of Shenandoah National Park has grown to approximately 2,094 acres.


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Rocky Mountain fire update: Fire doubles in size

The Rocky Mountain Fire in the south district of Shenandoah National Park has grown to approximately 500 acres.


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Rocky Mountain fire forces trail closures in Shenandoah National Park

A fire was reported Saturday at Rocky Mountain within the south district of Shenandoah National Park.


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Shenandoah National Park to rehabilitate Hawksbill Mountain Observation Point

The National Park Service announced $58,112 at Shenandoah National Park to rehab the observation platform at the top of Hawksbill Mountain.


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Shenandoah National Park announces Then & Now centennial project

Shenandoah National Park is taking both a look back and a look into the future in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial.


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Tim Kaine to hike Shenandoah National Park next week

Sen. Tim Kaine will meet with staff at Shenandoah National Park and thank them for their work before hiking to the summit of Stony Man Trail.


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Shenandoah National Park to implement night closures of Skyline Drive during hunting season

Park Superintendent Jim Northup announced this week that portions of the Skyline Drive, the famed mountain road through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during hunting season.


Jeremy Staubus at Performing Arts Center in Luray on Nov. 14

Jeremy Staubus, performing in Luray on Saturday, Nov. 14, will blow you away with his Johnny Cash-like vocals. His voice, combined with his songwriting ability, makes for one powerful entertainer—and an evening to remember.


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Luray to host Blue Ridge Mountain Mudurance Sept. 26th

A combination trail run/mud run/obstacle course, the Blue Ridge Mountain Mudurance is a 5K race to be held September 26th at Bear Mountain Ziplines in Luray. It combines a serious test of fitness with breathtaking scenery in the forests and foothills just outside Shenandoah National Park.


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Shenandoah National Park welcomes fourth-grade students through Every Kid in a Park initiative

Shenandoah National Park invites all 4th-grade students to visit the Park for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program.


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Shenandoah National Park celebrates wilderness

Shenandoah National Park will honor America’s wilderness heritage during its 15th annual Wilderness Weekend, September 12–13.


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Motown returns to Luray

The Winstons were in Luray in 2013 and took the town by storm. Tickets were sold out in five hours for this high-energy band playing the greatest hits of Motown and wrapping the whole audience in the sweet memories of Diana Ross, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, and many, many others.


Additional emerald ash borer found in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park staff have confirmed additional infestations of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the park. Adult EAB beetles were caught in surveillance traps near Mathews Arm Campground, Gravel Springs Hut, Pinnacles Picnic Area, Big Meadows Picnic Area, and South River Picnic Area.


Doah Fest announces lineup

Doah Fest Music and Arts Festival has announced its official full lineup and activities list. Doah prides itself on the diversity of its bands and this year is no different: bluegrass, reggae, jam, hip hop, brass, gypsy jazz, rock, soul, world beats and more will be represented on The Farm at Doah 2015.


Celebrate National Trails Day® at Shenandoah National Park

Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 6.


Shenandoah National Park reopens Marys Rock Tunnel

Just in time to celebrate Wildflower Weekend and Mother’s Day, Shenandoah National Park will reopen the section of Skyline Drive that includes Marys Rock Tunnel at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8.


Report: Tourism to Shenandoah National Park creates $80.4 million in economic benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1.26 million visitors to Shenandoah National Park in 2014 spent $80.4 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,085 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $104.7 million.


Shenandoah National Park announces 2015 Artist-in-Residence Program

Shenandoah National Park’s Artist-in-Residence program will offer two residencies this year. During each residency, one selected artist will have the opportunity to live, work, and contemplate the wonders of Shenandoah.


Shenandoah National Park plans prescribed burn

Shenandoah National Park Fire Managers plan to burn 35 acres of Big Meadows sometime between April 13 and May 15, weather permitting.


Shenandoah National Park announces spring opening dates

Though winter has not released its grip on Shenandoah National Park and staff continues to work on clearing the Skyline Drive of snow and ice, spring is almost here! Park employees are gearing up for a busy season of protecting park resources and welcoming visitors.


Shenandoah National Park seeks applicants for 2015 Summer Youth Conservation Corps positions

Shenandoah National Park is now accepting applications for its summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The YCC program provides gainful employment and an educational experience in the conservation of the park’s natural and cultural heritage.


Catch the Buzz research grant awarded in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park awarded the inaugural Shenandoah National Park Trust Research Grant to Dr. Jessica Rykken, Associate with the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, for her project, “Catch the Buzz: pollinator diversity, distribution and phenology in Shenandoah National Park.”


Mountains 2 Main Streets Instagram photo contest spurs creative fun

Building on the success of the Mountains 2 Main Streets’ prior collaboration, tourism departments and Main Street organizations from Waynesboro, Harrisonburg and Luray as well as Massanutten Resort and Shenandoah National Park are proud to announce the next phase of the popular destination travel reward program.


Shenandoah National Park modifies fee increase proposal

Officials at Shenandoah National Park announced that they will modify a proposal, first announced in November 2014, to increase park entrance fees.


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Search for missing man concludes with discovery of body

The body of Tyler Keefer was located today in the Dickey Ridge area of the park, marking the end of a multi-day search. The cause of death is under investigation.


Search under way in Shenandoah National Park for missing man

Shenandoah National Park Rangers are searching for Tyler Keefer, a 21 year-old Front Royal, Va., area man. Keefer was reported missing to Park Rangers on Monday, July 9, 2013, around 12:00 p.m. The last known location point for Keefer is believed to be the Dickey Ridge Trailhead on July, 6, 2013. Keefer’s bicycle was found at the trailhead, and he may have been hiking in the area that afternoon.