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  • Shenandoah National Park is open

    Shenandoah National Park is open. Visitor centers, trails and campgrounds are open. Lodges and restaurants should be fully operational by the evening of October 17. For inquires about restaurants and lodges, contact DNC Parks & Resorts at 877- 847-1919. For questions about campgrounds, contact 877-444-6777. To contact the national park directly, call 540-999-3500.  

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  • Featured Hike: Wildcat Ridge/ Riprap Hollow – Sunday, October 20

    9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Meat at Riprap Hollow trailhead, mp 90 Hiker’s choice: 7 or 9.75 miles Wild Virgina and the Shenandoah National Park Trust invite you to experience true wilderness on this strenuous-but-wonderful trek (2,000-foot elevation gain). We’ll traipse alongside Meadow Run and soak in Shenandoah’s fall colors from Calvalry Rocks and Chimney Rock. […]

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  • Field Notes

    This year, our donors are helping fund a climate change educational module geared toward middle and high school students. The program focuses on the endangered Shenandoah Salamander—a critter found on several mountains in our park, and nowhere else in the world. Park researchers are studying how a changing climate could affect this species’ fate, since […]

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  • Invasives, Meet Your Match

    Janet Eden moved to Virginia from Florida to be near Shenandoah National Park, and since she arrived she’s been working to make it a better place for all of us.  She’s one of our most committed volunteers.  And, though not particularly wealthy, she looks to contribute what she can in ways that encourage others to […]

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  • Shenandoah Scramble

    ShenScramble

      Sunday, September 22, 2013, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in Shenandoah National Park. Spend a great day in the park and support the Trust! Here’s how the Shenandoah Scramble works: You choose one of six awesome group hikes. All hikes launch from Pinnacles Picnic Area. You pledge a minimum of $100 to support […]

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  • Tree Cages!

    Many thanks to the volunteers who worked with us this spring to build wire cages to protect native red oak saplings being planted at Loft Mountain. Our hearty band of builders constructed over 250 cages! These outings are part of the Trust’s initiative to help the park to control invasive, non-native plants and re-establish native […]

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  • Preserving History, Supporting Research

    The Pinnacles Research Lab (mile post 37) provides lab space and lodging for researchers, volunteers and others who are undertaking work to benefit the park. Demand for the seven-bedroom facility—which the CCC built in 1935—is fierce.  Overflow parties must camp on the lawn without access to the bathroom or kitchen, prompting the park to rent […]

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  • Middle School Student Raises Awareness and Funds for SNP Trust

    “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” The students of Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock, Virginia, have adopted this Winston Churchill quote as their mantra. Earlier this month, students participated in their school’s fourth annual Big Give—which challenges them to give back to their community […]

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  • Experience National Park Week: With Free Admission

    In honor of National Park Week, Shenandoah National Park, and National Parks all over the country, are throwing open the gates and waiving entrance fees to encourage the public to celebrate our nation’s natural heritage.  This is a great time to pass the word and encourage friends and family who may not be regular visitors […]

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  • Getaways and Culinary Tastings

    Shenandoah National Park’s new concessioner, Delaware North Companies (DNC), is kicking off its first season in the Park with special lodging packages and some regularly scheduled culinary treats. The Spring Getaway package offers reduced rates for a mid-week stay, including room, breakfast, and gratuities.  The Shenandoah Spectacular package offers a third night free with purchase […]

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  • Ken Burns Loves Shenandoah

    Renowned filmmaker Ken Burns celebrated our national parks with his stunning series, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” Did you know that Shenandoah was Ken’s first national park experience? At an event the Trust co-hosted with WVPT a while back, Ken recounted his challenging childhood, when his mother was gravely ill and his relationship with […]

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  • Restoring Your Forest: A Matching Grant Opportunity

    Don’t be fooled by a pretty name.Multiflora rose sounds sweet, but the truth is, this plant is one of over 300 non-native species that has invaded Shenandoah National Park–choking out native species, diminishing biodiversity and altering wildlife habitat and food sources. Controlling invasive plants is one of our park’s greatest challenges.With generous support from individual […]

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  • What Does Sequestration Mean for National Parks?

    National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis has instructed Park Service directors to prepare for a 5 percent budget cut in anticipation of a sequester, should Congress be unable to reach a deficit-reduction agreement by March 1. Coming on the heels of 6 percent in cuts over the last two years–and 15 percent over the past […]

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  • New Superintendent Named for Shenandoah National Park

    We are pleased to report that a new Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park has been selected. Jim Northup will take the helm, succeeding Martha Bogle, who retired in December. Jim has served as Superintendent of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and various positions in Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Teton, Big Bend and […]

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  • Loft Mountain: a new vision

    The Shenandoah National Park Trust is working with the National Park Service to re-envision the Loft Mountain Wayside Area, mile post 79.5 on Skyline Drive. Loft Mountain serves as a hub in the park’s South District, with its popular campground, numerous trail heads, amphitheater and wayside restaurant. What Loft Mountain lacks, however, is an attractive […]

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