News Category: News

  • Help fund a new Junior Ranger Program


    First impressions matter!   For many children, Junior Ranger is their first national park experience. A child choosing to participate in Junior Ranger receives a workbook with lively and engaging activities. These workbooks and activities are specific to Shenandoah National Park. As the child proceeds through the workbook and answers questions, draws pictures, etc., s/he […]

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  • Preserving History


    The Civilian Conservation Corps was instrumental in building much of America’s infrastructure, including in our national parks. Shenandoah was, in fact, the first national park to benefit from the CCC. During the early years of the Park, 10 CCC camps dotted the landscape, housing 1,000 CCC boys. The CCC boys built trails, picnic ground and […]

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  • What’s New for 2014?

      Opportunities abound to support your park in 2014! Here are some of the projects you can help deliver: Kids in Parks, an exciting activity-based program that turns hikes into adventures for kids. A colorful new kiosk with brochures and activities will identify the park’s new TRACK Trail in 2014. Stay tuned to find out which trail will earn […]

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  • Thank You


    You helped make 2013 a special year for Shenandoah National Park, and we thank you! Your generosity made these initiatives possible: Our Changing World, a new interactive module in Byrd Visitor Center where you can learn about Shenandoah’s air quality, our changing climate and what it means for our park. Forest Restoration, a multi-year effort to control […]

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  • The perfect holiday gift

    Your dad doesn’t need another pair of slippers. Your colleague doesn’t want another tin of peanut brittle. What to do, what to do… How about a gift that has real meaning behind it? How about a gift to the Shenandoah National Park Trust in honor of your dad, your colleague, your kids’ teachers? We will […]

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  • A Change in Leadership

    Please join us in thanking Peter Rice for his outstanding leadership of the Shenandoah National Park Trust in his position as Founding Chairman of the Board. Peter stepped down from the chairmanship this fall. Under his guidance, the concept of a philanthropic partner and “friends” group for Shenandoah National Park came to fruition and thrives […]

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  • Hundred Mile Club: Paine Run (rescheduled)

    Sunday, January 1210:00 am – 4:00 pm We’ll avoid the possibility of Skyline Drive being closed for bad weather by accessing this trail from the park perimeter. Upon RSVPing (see below), you will receive information on carpooling and parking. We’ll access the Paine Run trail from the western side of the park.  For the first […]

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  • Last Call!

    Shenandoah National Park is open year-round, but the restaurants, lodges, waysides and campgrounds are now beginning to close for the season. Here are some key facility closing dates: Dickey Ridge Visitor Center – November 24 Byrd Visitor Center – December 1 Lewis Mountain Cabins – November 10 Skyland Resort – December 8 Big Meadows Lodge […]

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  • Hunting Season

    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 […]

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  • Thank you to our Scramble Sponsors

    Seventy-five hikers ushered in autumn with the Trust at our second annual Shenandoah Scramble on September 22. Participants chose one of six guided hikes and pledged a minimum donation of $100. Great prizes of outdoor gear and get-away weekends were awarded for the individual and team that raised the most money. We exceeded our $10,000 […]

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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


      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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