Shenandoah National Park re-opens to public

Shenandoah National Park is re-open to visitors from Thursday.

Park guests can now access public areas, facilities, and roads again for the first time since October 1, when it was closed due to the federal shutdown. These facilities include Skyline Drive, hiking trails, campgrounds, lodges, and restaurants.

Since the shutdown, local businesses have been losing revenue during some of their busiest weekends.

“We are excited to be back at work and welcome visitors to Shenandoah National Park,” said Superintendent Jim Northup in a press release. “Autumn is a particularly special season to enjoy all that Shenandoah has to offer.”

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