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Getting to Shenandoah National Park

Driving to Shenandoah

There are four access points to Skyline Drive, the main road through Shenandoah National Park. From the north, take US-340 south from I-66 to the Front Royal Entrance. From the east or west, take US-211 to the Thorntop Gap Entrance. US-33 offers another east/west crossing of Skyline Drive further south, at the Swift Run Gap Entrance. From the south, take US-250 from I-64 a short distance to the Rockfish Gap Entrance. This is also the northern starting point of the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469 mile long scenic highway connecting Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Below you will find an interactive map showing the location of the Harry F. Byrd, Sr. Visitor Center at Big Meadows in Shenandoah. Following this are the official park maps provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file or a simple JPEG image file (some of these files can be quite large). The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while these maps are useful for general navigation around the park, if you plan to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Shenandoah Trail Map.

Flying to Shenandoah

Shenandoah is only an hour from the major urban center of Washington, DC. The three airports below are all located around this central area. For each airport we give useful links for further information on the airport, as well as flight and rental car bookings. These links already have the destination airport selected for your convenience. For price searches, simply enter your origin and dates.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

  • Located in Dulles, Virginia, 57 miles by car to Shenandoah
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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

  • Located in Arlington, Virginia, 73 miles by car to Shenandoah
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Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

  • Located in Baltimore, Maryland, 106 miles by car to Shenandoah
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