Experience Shenandoah

We work with partners and the park to make sure all park visitors have the experience of a lifetime. From upgrades in the campground to trail maintenance, electric car charging stations, and more, we are committed to helping people connect to the park by making their experience smooth and worry-free.

Current Projects

Views Forever

Skyline Drive is an astounding hallmark of the National Park Service, boasting 75 overlooks with stunning views of the Shenandoah Valley to the west and the rolling…
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Trails Forever

With the strain of ever-increasing visitation and limited staffing resources, many of Shenandoah’s trails have fallen into disrepair. This year, we are supporting the maintenance of…
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Volunteer Coordinator

Shenandoah’s volunteer program is a powerful force that provides vital support and creates enthusiastic advocates for the park’s mission. Each year, approximately 700 volunteers donate…
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The Hudson River School painters of the mid-1800s were instrumental in the birth of national parks. Until this time, American artists had focused primarily on…
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Past Projects

Trailer Pad Upgrades

Project Title: Trailer Pad Upgrades Project Purpose: To upgrade at least four trailer pads at various locations in Shenandoah National Park to provide full-service hookups…
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Bike Repair Stations

BIKE REPAIR STATIONS in Shenandoah National Park are made possible by the generosity of donors to the Shenandoah National Park Trust, including lead gifts from…
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Electric Car Charging Stations

Donors like you have supported electric charging stations currently in operation at Byrd Visitor Center. Over 1.5 million people visit Shenandoah each year simply to…
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Help us keep bears wild!

Keeping bears wild starts with keeping them away from human food sources. The most effective way to do that is through bear-proof storage lockers, or “bear boxes.” Right now, only 63% of the park’s campsites have a bear box at the site, leaving nearly 140 campsites without safe food storage. The Trust has committed to making that 100% by funding the purchase and installation of these boxes at every single campsite in Shenandoah National Park. 

A black bear peeks around a tree.   

Each box comes with a $2,000 price tag, and the Trust has set a goal of raising $280,000 to purchase and install the remaining 138 boxes, ensuring that visitors stay safe, and bears stay wild.