Shenandoah Opens 8 AM, Saturday, May 23

Shenandoah National Park opens Saturday, May 23, at 8 AM.

Link to Shenandoah Phase One: 5 Things You Need to Know

The below message is from the National Park Service alerts:

UPDATE MAY 23, 2020
Shenandoah National Park will begin its phased reopening at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 23. During this phase Old Rag, Whiteoak and their associated trails, as well as all boundary trailheads and picnic areas remain closed. Skyline Drive and other trails will be open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Entry fees apply and restrooms are limited. For important information about what’s open and what’s closed and what you need to know, visit

The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities Shenandoah will continue to monitor and evaluate our ability to increase access beyond Phase One.

We will announce additional openings as soon as we know about them. We cannot, at this time, predict when campgrounds, lodges, or other facilities will open.