Luray, Virginia – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Shenandoah National Park is increasing recreational access. Beginning Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 a.m., Shenandoah National Park will reopen access to the following areas for day-use only. Following May 23, open hours will be from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.:
With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continue to be paramount. At Shenandoah National Park, our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance and will be regularly monitored. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to ensure public and workspaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.
While these areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. When recreating, the public should follow local area health orders https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/prevention-tips/, practice Leave No Trace principles, avoid crowding, and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.
Details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted on www.nps.gov/shen and social media channels.