Winter Wildlife in Shenandoah


Make it a goal to visit Shenandoah in all four seasons. You won’t be disappointed.

Winter is a special time in the park. Leafless trees provide unobstructed views of the Shenandoah Valley and the Virginia Piedmont. The air is crisp and clear. And snow on the ground reveals wildlife tracks you might otherwise miss. You’ll also have a better chance of seeing woodland animals like deer, squirrels, and turkeys as they forage for food. Foxes and bobcats are also active through winter. Listen and look for Shenandoah’s winter birdlife. Chickadees, nuthatches and woodpeckers will be searching for seeds and berries or peeking under bark for insects. Head for the hills!