Resources For Visiting Shenandoah National Park
This is where you can find websites, helpful phone numbers, friends groups and cooperating associations, and, sometimes, books related to the park.
Shenandoah National Park: www.nps.gov/shen
Visitor Information: (540) 999-3500
Lodging Concessionaire: DNC Parks & Resorts At Shenandoah. 877-847-1919 (Domestic) * 801-559-5070 (International)
Friends Groups and Cooperating Associations
The Shenandoah National Park Trust helps protect and enhance Shenandoah National Park for current visitors and future generations. The Trust is the official non-profit fundraising partner for Shenandoah National Park. It works with the park superintendent and her staff to identify priority projects that government funding will not cover.
The Shenandoah National Park Association supports the interpretive and educational activities of Shenandoah National Park. The support comes from the sales of books, maps, videos, and other items about Shenandoah National Park and the National Park Service.
The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club is a volunteer-based organization headquartered in Vienna, Virginia. The PATC was founded in 1927 by the visionaries who planned and built the Appalachian Trail. The club now manages more than 1,200 miles of hiking trails in the Mid-Atlantic region, along with cabins, shelters, and hundreds of acres of conserved land.
From Maine to Georgia, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail rambles for 2,175 miles, a journey alluring to some for its back-to-nature demands on those who set out to hike end-to-end. But this simple footpath opens windows into yourself, and others, as Jennifer Pharr Davis found out during a solo thru-hike.
David and Kay Scott are still traveling the country to stay in as many lodges in the National Park System as possible. The latest edition of their book -- number seven is in the works -- will soon be ready to take its place in your home library.