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Just north of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia is the Shenandoah National Park, offering 105 miles of natural beauty along Skyline Drive from Front Royal, Virginia to the Waynesboro-Charlottesville area. Shenandoah National Park’s scenic Skyline Drive connects with the Blue Ridge Parkway at Parkway Milepost 0, but the two are actually separate National Parks.

Skyline Drive is a scenic roadway that runs the length of Shenandoah National Park and connects with the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Please note that Skyline Drive uses its own separate milepost numbering system. Many visitors to this region enjoy both Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway – taking their time to explore the communities, natural beauty, and fun-filled activities the area offers.

Operating Hours & Fees

Unlike the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park does have an entrance fee. Visitors to Shenandoah can purchase a one to seven day entrance permit or one of several annual or lifetime passes at Shenandoah’s entrance stations.

Portions of Skyline Drive are periodically closed during inclement weather and at night during deer hunting season in mid-November through early January. Visitors can still enter the park on foot to hike even when the Drive is closed.

For more information, visit www.nps.gov/shen

Shenandoah National Park
3655 Hwy 211 East
Luray, VA 22835
540.999.3500

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