Due to extremely wet and icy conditions, ALL of Skyline Drive is closed.
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Because of ice, Skyline Drive is CLOSED from mile 0 at Front Royal to mile 65.5 at Swift Run Gap -- the north and central districts.

The south district, from mile 65.5 to the southern end at mile 105, remains open.
“I lay there knowing something eerie ties us to the world of animals. Sometimes the animals pull you backward into it. You share hunger and fear with them like salt in blood.”

~ Barry Lopez, "Arctic Dreams"

NPS/Katy Cain photo: Cedar waxwing on cedar tree
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Wilderness Weekend

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Night Sky Festival

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Wildflower Weekend

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Little Devils Stairs Overlook (mile 20.1 along Skyline Drive) is one of my favorite spots to catch a sunrise. The old snag is a most cooperative subject—remaining still even when the wind is howling. I find myself here when I need inspiration or respite, and I always depart feeling uplifted. What's "your spot" in Shenandoah?

The White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a common winter resident in the Park. This feisty bird gleans overwintering insects and larvae from bark crevices of trees. It has a unique habit of walking upside down as it searches for food. Its nasal call is easy to identify in deciduous woods over much of North America. Its diet consists mostly of insects and arachnids during the...
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“If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.”

Take the time today to learn the story of Martin Luther King, Jr., the man who led the Civil Rights Movement. Better yet, visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial at...
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Skyline Drive is open from mile 0 to mile 5. The rest of the Drive is closed due to ice and freezing rain. Check out info on hiking in the Park when the Drive is closed.
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Skyline Drive is open from mile 0 to mile 5. The rest of the Drive is closed due to ice and freezing rain. Check out info on hiking in the Park when the Drive is closed.
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Winter in Shenandoah - Shenandoah National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

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We have a new Superintendent!

Jennifer Flynn Named Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park and Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

Luray, Virginia: National Park Service (NPS) Acting Northeast Regional Director, Rose Fennell, has named Jennifer Flynn as the new Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park and Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in...
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This weather! Wow! 60s today, snow and ice in the forecast for the weekend. Speaking of this weekend, here are some MUST KNOWS!

Monday is a fee-free day in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

Snow and ice keeping Skyline Drive closed this weekend? Well, if that's the case, we put a few tips on hiking in the Park when the Drive is closed on our website. Check it out: [ Nps.gov Link ]

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Monday was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Here's a shout out to our law enforcement rangers, whose commitment to public safety and protection of our resources is appreciated every day!

Photos: Shenandoah National Park rangers responding to a call, gearing up for helicopter carry-out of injured hiker in backcountry, and preparing to reunite a lost bear cub with its mother.
Shenandoah National Park is currently recruiting interns to serve as front-line interpreters for the spring, summer, and fall of 2017. Interns are responsible for researching, preparing, and presenting programs such as guided walks and hikes, interpretive talks, Junior Ranger programs,and evening programs on the Park's interpretive themes. Interns also staff visitors centers and provide...
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It is often too easy to ignore those things in nature that are common. This year, I'm trying to better appreciate everything around me, even if it isn't a rare, or lavishly adorned, species. The Carolina Wren is the perfect place to start: they are little balls of energy that have a song that carries much louder than you'd expect from such a small critter. Next time you see them in the Park or...
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There are no more nighttime closures of Skyline Drive.

All of Skyline Drive is open. Big shout out to the roads crew--getting Skyline Drive safe with these low temps is no small feat!

Here's a bit of info for the winter!
++We try to keep you updated via Facebook and Twitter, but the most reliable way to know the status of Skyline Drive is to call 540-999-3500, choose option 1, then option 1...
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Brrr! Here's a snowy view of Skyline Drive this morning taken by one of our law enforcement rangers.