Shenandoah National Park


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Shenandoah National Park,

198,081 acres (80,195 hectares), N Va., extending 80 mi (129 km) along the crest of the Blue Ridge. Authorized in 1926, it was fully established as a national park in 1935. Skyline Drive, a north-south highway, winds for 105 mi (169 km) through the park. The Blue Ridge, Shenandoah valley, Massanutten Mt., and Allegheny Mts. can be viewed from 75 overlooks on the drive. Elevations in the park range from 595 ft (181 m) at Front Royal to 4,049 ft (1,234 m) at the top of Hawksbill Mt. Heavily forested, the park contains a series of ridges and valleys, hollows, small hills, numerous streams, waterfalls, and trout-filled pools. The Appalachian TrailAppalachian Trail,
officially Appalachian National Scenic Trail,
hiking path, 2,144 mi (3,450 km) long, passing through 14 states, E United States. Conceived in 1921 by Benton MacKaye, forester and regional planner, and completed in 1937, the trail extends along the
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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Shenandoah National Park

Address:3655 US Hwy 211E
Luray, VA 22835

Phone:540-999-3500
Fax:540-999-3601
Web: www.nps.gov/shen/
Size: 199,074 acres.
Established: Authorized on May 22, 1926; fully established on December 26, 1935. Wilderness designated on October 20, 1976 and September 1, 1978.
Location:Headquarters is 3 miles west of Thornton Gap and 4 miles east of Luray on US 211 in Virginia. Four entrances to the park are at I-66 and US 340 to the north entrance at Front Royal, US 211 to the central entrance at Thornton Gap, US 33 to Swift Run Gap, and I-64 to the Rockfish Gap entrance at the southern end of the park and the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Facilities:Campground (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental, lodging, groceries, restaurant/snacks, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, wildlife viewing, bicycling, auto touring, ranger-led walks, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Skyline Drive, a 105-mile road, winds through hardwood forests along the crest of this outstanding portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with spectacular vistas of the Shenandoah Valley and the Piedmont. Park features more than 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail (see separate entry in national trails section).

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CONTACT: Shenandoah National Park, (540) 999-3500, www.
Rick Webb and Art Bulger, research scientists at the University of Virginia, have been studying acid rain deposition in Shenandoah National Park since 1979.
The Courtyard Charlottesville North at 638 Hillsdale Drive in Charlottesville, VA, is near the University of Virginia and a short drive from Monticello Plantation and Shenandoah National Park.
Powell, who grew up near Shenandoah National Park and now teaches English at Virginia Polytechnic, discovered that the creation of that park meant that over 500 families were displaced, often from land that had been in their families for well over 100 years.
Shenandoah National Park disclaimer: All taxes and water surcharges included.
Program coin honoring Shenandoah National Park in Va.
A small fraction of the visitors to Virginia's Shenandoah National Park venture out of sight of the scenic Skyline Drive.
Shenandoah National Park (VA): Beautification activities, invasive species removal and litter clean-up in the Big Meadows area.
This includes Yosemite National Park in California and Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, which opens in time for leaf viewing season.
Young men working with the corps erected buildings in Big Bend and Death Valley National Parks, and constructed Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park.
Last summer, a car pulled up to a Skyline Drive entrance at Shenandoah National Park, and a young man held out the $5 entrance fee to the Park Service toll taker.
The Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia was established on this day in 1935 -- capping almost four decades of effort.

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