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Recreation Across Virginia

Shenandoah National Park

Big Run Overlook
Shenandoah National Park is 200,000 acres of forest and mountains that stretches down a corridor along the northwest corner of Virginia.

Visitors can meander down Skyline Drive, the only public road in the park. It runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

It takes about three hours to go the entire distance because the maximum speed is 35 miles an hour.

Visitors can camp at various sites along the way or simply stop for a picnic at numerous facilities.

Hiking trails crisscross the park and provide access to several waterfalls and other sights.

Many of the trails run parallel to Skyline Drive, and there are numerous access points from the drive.

Hours: Open year round. Skyline Drive, the only public road, is closed in bad weather and at night during deer hunting season, mid-November through early January.
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Telephone: (540) 999-3500
Web site:
Cost: A 1-7 day vehicle fee is $10 from December through February and $15 from March through November.
Latitude: 38.292756
Longitude: -78.679584

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