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Visiting Shenandoah National Park: The Complete Guide

Planning a trip to Shenandoah National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Shenandoah National Park.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park Basics

Region: Northeast / New England

Park Size: 52,485.17 acres (82.00 sq miles) (212.40 sq km)

Location: Hancock and Knox counties

Closest Cities: Bar Harbor, Maine

Busy Season: April to October

Visitation: 1,425,507 (in 2019)

How much does Shenandoah National Park Cost?

Shenandoah National Park costs the following:

  • 7-day Passenger Vehicle Pass – $30
  • 7-day Motorcycle Pass – $25
  • 7-day Individual Pass – $7

An annual Shenandoah National Park Pass cost $55 but it is not recommended you buy this pass. For an extra $25 you can get an American the Beautiful Pass. This $80 pass offers free admission to all 116 fee-charging National Park Units.

When is Shenandoah National Park Open?

Shenandoah National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Shenandoah National Park?

Yes, Acadia is one of the most dog-friendly National Parks. Dogs are welcome on most of the park’s trails and carriage roads. Please review the Acadia Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Acadia.

Where are Shenandoah National Park’s visitor centers?

Rockefeller Welcome Center – Open Year Around

Land Acknowledgments for Shenandoah National Park

The National Park known as Shenandoah National Park sits on Monacan and Manahoac land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

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Jennifer Sturm

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Your Shenandoah information is intertwined with some Acadia info on this page. :) Enjoying browsing the site. thanks!

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