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Shenandoah National Park Announces Additional Modifications To Operations To Implement Local Health Guidance

Shenandoah National Park, in response to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health, iannouncing additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

As of March 26, 2020, Shenandoah National Park will offer very limited services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. The following services and operations will be suspended in order to be consistent with the Virginia State Parks:

  • All restrooms are closed.
  • The backcountry is closed to overnight camping through April 30. There is no overnight camping in the park at this time.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. As a reminder, these operational changes have already been implemented.

  • Appalachian Trail huts, shelters, and cabins are closed.
  • The Old Rag and Whiteoak-Cedar Run circuit hikes are closed.
  • All other park-operated facilities are closed including visitor centers.
  • Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, and the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority have closed the recreational area around Sugar Hollow Reservoir.
  • For tentative opening dates of other facilities click here:

To Read Full Press Release: SNP Closure of Restrooms and Backcountry Camping Press Release