Shenandoah National Park …. A national treasure.
The Shenandoah National Park is part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blue Ridge Mountains is part of the larger Appalachian Mountains that stretch from Pennsylvania to Georgia in the Eastern United States. The Shenandoah National Park is in the state of Virginia and is one of the most scenic areas of the Blue Ridge Mountain chain. The Shenandoah Valley and the Shenandoah River lie to the west and the gentle sloping hills of the Virginia Piedmont lie to the east. The highest peak in the park is Hawksbill Mountain at 4,051 feet.
Shenandoah National Park was established on December 26, 1935. The Commonwealth of Virginia acquired the land over several years and gave it to the Federal Government to establish the national park. Now with over 197,000 acres of land the park the park is a place of beauty for millions of visitors to enjoy the protected land and wildlife. The Shenandoah National Park is home to forest, flowers, and animals for all to enjoy. Yearly over 1 million visitors come to the area to view the spectacular views. No matter what season the park offers sites and sounds to enjoy in spring, summer, fall and winter.
Shenandoah National Park Lodging offers something for all.
Shenandoah National Park has some very good overnight accommodations from very charming historic motels to beautiful camping sites. No matter what your style you can probably find it in the park.
Big Meadows Lodge is located at mile marker 51.2 on Skyline Drive.
Skyline Resort is located at mile marker 41.7 on Skyline Drive.
Lewis Mountain Cabins on Skyline Drive at Rileyville, VA
The U.S. National Park Service also operates four campgrounds in Shenandoah National Park.
- Mathews Arm Campground located at mile 22.1.
- Big Meadows Campground located at mile 51.2.
- Lewis Mountain Campground located at mile 57.5.
- Loft Mountain Campground located at mile 79.5.
Skyline Drive is a 105 mile road that meanders through the Shenandoah National Park and offers beautiful views of the mountains, valleys, and wildlife. Frequently viewed sites on the Skyline Drive include deer, black bears, and wild turkeys. There is also a lot of history to be told with over 400 buildings and structures that are in the Skyline Historic District.
Skyline Drive also has visitors centers, bookstores, snacks, gift ships, crafts, hiking trials, picnic areas, and campgrounds. Nearby towns and communities offer restaurants, accommodations and more.