Hunting Season

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In order to reduce illegal hunting activity in the park during Virginia’s hunting season, Skyline Drive will be closed at various times:

Skyline Drive between Front Royal (Mile 0 at U.S. Highway 340) and Thornton Gap (Mile 31 at U.S. Highway 211) and between Swift Run Gap (Mile 65 at U.S. Highway 33) and Rockfish Gap (Mile 105 at U.S. Highway 250) will be closed daily between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Monday, November 11 through Saturday, January 4.

The central portion of the Drive, between Thornton Gap and Swift Run Gap, will remain open for overnight access to Skyland Resort until that facility closes on December 8.

According to Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup, “a reward will be paid to anyone who furnishes information which leads to a conviction of any person who hunts, transports, or attempts to transport illegally taken wildlife within the park.” If you have information about such activities, please call the park (toll free 1-800-732-0911 or 540-999-2227). Your identity will be kept strictly confidential. You can also choose to withhold your name. Thank you for your help!