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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Entrance to the Shenandoah National Park will be complimentary on June 25, 2011, while other free days at the park are April 16 to 24, June 21, September 24 and November 11 to 13, 2011.
Birds of Shenandoah National Park features a brief entry for each of 336 avian species sighted in the area of Blue Ridge in North Carolina and Virginia, and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Fall is a particularly spectacular time to see the changing foliage of Shenandoah National Park.
One of the first of its kind in the country, the service covers an 11-county, 241-kilometer (150-mile) length of I-81 between Winchester and Lexington, as well as portions of I-64, I-66, and the Shenandoah National Park.
Take Limberlost Trail in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park, for example.
Last summer, impressed by NRCM's success, the Izaak Walton League launched a similar education and petition-signing campaign at Virginia's Shenandoah National Park, where pollution has reduced average visibility to a quarter of what it once was.
Shenandoah National Park Base Camp, Shenandoah Park, Virginia.
ARAMARK cut its teeth in the business at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia in 1972 and has since grown its operations in the Lower 48 to provide services to 50 million travelers annually in a dozen state and federal parks.
Plethodon shenandoah occurs in north-facing talus above 900 m on three mountains in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA (Highton and Worthington 1967).
Lodgepole, Sequoia and Kings Canyon; Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park, Va.
Judged by these criteria, maybe it makes sense to let air quality deteriorate in Shenandoah National Park, maximize vehicular traffic in Yosemite, or even to build "Steamtown.
To measure pollen-mediated gene flow between populations of Asclepias exaltata, we performed a paternity analysis on seeds collected from six populations in Shenandoah National Park in northern Virginia.

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