Shenandoah Valley

Shenandoah Valley

Press Room

The Shenandoah Valley Travel Association (SVTA) online press room is designed for members of the print, broadcast, freelance, and electronic media. Need information or images for a story? You’re in the right place. We’re committed to providing quick and accurate information, additional resources, photography and video for editorial use. We help coordinate media visits, FAM tours, and interviews with destinations and attractions throughout the Valley.


Kathy Moore
Moore Public Relations


  • Provide background information
  • Access to sources and images
  • Assist editors and travel writers with developing story ideas
  • Coordinate FAM and press trips (Note: some restrictions apply.)
  • Itinerary development
  • Fact-checking

Press Releases

Shenandoah Valley Receives Recovery Grant For Tourism Marketing

July 23, 2020

LURAY, Va. – Yesterday, the Shenandoah Valley Travel Association (SVTA) received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) #WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) that have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Industry research suggests that in-state and drive-market road trips will likely be the […]

Shenandoah National Park Plans To Reopen Skyline Drive on May 23

May 22, 2020

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 […]

Shenandoah National Park Temporarily Closes

April 8, 2020

LURAY, VA — The National Park Service (NPS) received a letter from the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District of the Virginia Department of Health recommending the full closure of Shenandoah National Park. Upon receiving this request from the health department, Superintendent Jennifer Flynn, with the support of the NPS Deputy Director, Operations, David Vela and Secretary […]

Shenandoah National Park Is Further Modifying Operations To Slow Spread of COVID-19

April 5, 2020

LURAY, VA — Shenandoah National Park, in response to guidance from Virginia Department of Health, is announcing additional modifications to operations which support federal, state, local and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) efforts to promote social distancing and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Decisions on modifications to park operations are being re-evaluated regularly by park management. As […]

Shenandoah National Park To Temporarily Waive Entry Fee During Coronavirus Crisis

March 18, 2020

LURAY, VA — After careful consideration, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt directed the National Park Service (NPS) to temporarily suspend the collection of all park entrance fees until further notice. Being outside may help relieve stress and improve overall well-being. As our nation and the world struggle to protect public health amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) […]