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This Striped Skunk was along side of Skyline Drive searching for food in the leaves.
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Virginia
Shenandoah Valley Region
Shenandoah National Park
SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East
Luray, Virginia   22835-9036

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Shenandoah National Park
'Striped Skunk'
© Copyright c 2007 William K. Hunter II. All rights reserved.

This Striped Skunk was along side of Skyline Drive searching for food in the leaves.

Shenandoah National Park
'Black Bear'
© Copyright c 2007 William K. Hunter II. All rights reserved.

Black Bear in Elkwallow pinic area, searching for food

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'Ruffed Grouse'
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Ruffed Grouse feeding along side of Skyline Drive

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'White-Tailed Deer'
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This Buck was feeding along side the road in Big Meadows pinic/camping area

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'Shenandoah Valley Landscape'
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View from the Shenandoah National Park of the fog in the valley

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'Timber Rattlesnake'
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Timber Rattlesnake in a defensive state on Skyline Drive

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'Black Bear'
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Black Bear in Elkwallow pinic area, searching for food

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'purple petals'
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Shenandoah National Park
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Shenandoah National Park
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'Black Bear'
© Copyright c 2007 William K. Hunter II. All rights reserved.

Black Bear in Elkwallow pinic area searching for food

Shenandoah National Park
'Box Turtle'
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Box Turtle crossing Skyline Drive

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'Eastern Chipmunk'
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This Chipmunk appear on the edge of the stone guard rail around mile marker 85

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'White-Tailed Deer'
© Copyright c 2007 William K. Hunter II. All rights reserved.

This Buck was feeding along side the road in Big Meadows pinic/camping area

Shenandoah National Park
'Virginia Opossum'
© Copyright c 2007 William K. Hunter II. All rights reserved.

I came across this possum in March feeding alone side of Skyline Drive

Shenandoah National Park
'Striped Skunk'
© Copyright c 2007 William K. Hunter II. All rights reserved.

This Striped Skunk was along side of Skyline Drive searching for food in the leaves.

Shenandoah National Park lies astride a beautiful section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which form the eastern rampart of the Appalachian Mountains between Pennsylvania and Georgia. The Shenandoah River flows through the valley to the west, with Massanutten Mountain, 40 miles long, standing between the river's north and south forks. The rolling Piedmont country lies to the east of the park. Skyline Drive, a 105-mile road that winds along the crest of the mountains through the length of the park, provides vistas of the spectacular landscape to east and west. The park holds more than 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Trails may follow a ridge crest, or they may lead to high places with panoramic views or to waterfalls in deep canyons. Many animals, including deer, black bears, and wild turkeys, flourish among the rich growth of an oak-hickory forest. In season, bushes and wildflowers bloom along the Drive and trails and fill the open spaces. Apple trees, stone foundations, and cemeteries are reminders of the families who once called this place home. Shenandoah National Park has many stories waiting to be told, and a world of beauty that can renew and bring peace to the spirit.
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November 3 Vacation on Shenandoah National Park by Olga
I enjoyed a wonderful trip to Luray Caverns and Shenandoah National Park with my family some 2 years ago. We live in Columbus, Ohio and just drove 7 hours to see these amazing scenic destinations. We extremely impressed to see the attractive splendor of the underground caverns, the majestic formation of stalactites and the shimmering water pool. You can also hear a sort of music thru the rocky formations. After the cavern tour, there is also a maze in an ornamental garden that you shouldna?Tt miss at all. We sat at the benches outside as we listened to the Luray Singing Tower (known as the Belle Brown Northcott Memorial). It is just across the cavern. We were lucky to hear the countrya?Ts major carillons that day. It was very relaxing experience. We visited Shenandoah National Park through the Skyline Drive, a national scenic byway wherein we stopped over to view surrounding areas and enjoyed the amazing colors of autumn. We took pictures and enjoyed the cool wind as we drove the 105 mile stretch along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We stayed at Woodruff Inns bed and breakfast which provided decent services. My wife was especially impressed by this inna?Ts food which was economical as well. The location of this inn is perfect for all travelers because ita?Ts near Luray Caverns and National Park. I would highly recommend this to tourists planning trips towards Luray.


Area Campgrounds

Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA
12480 Mountain Valley Road
Broadway, VA


Luray RV Resort Country Waye
3402 Kimball Road
Luray, VA


Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Luray
2250 Highway 211 East
Luray, VA
540-743-4002


Shenandoah Hills Campground
110 Campground Lane
Madison, VA


Endless Caverns RV Resort & Campground
1800 Endless Caverns Road
New Market, VA


Heavenly Acres Campground
2010 Madison Road
Stanardsville, VA
434-985-6601


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
The Silver Maple Hubbard Inn - Franklin, WVBBs / Inns
Located on Main Street in Franklin, a short distance south of the only traffic light in town or the county for that matter. The 100-year old Victorian-style mansion has undergone extensive renovation.
Web Site: hubbardsinn.com
50.1 miles from park*
Hot Tub Heaven Vacation Cabins - Front Royal, VACottages and Cabins
An amazing getaway from hustle and bustle of everyday life. What do you have in mind A romantic weekend A family vacation Or, a weekend getaway with friends We recommend escaping to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.
Web Site: HTHVA.com
32 miles from park*
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Directions
Plane - The closest airports are in Washington, DC, Weyers Cave, VA, and Charlottesville, VA.

Car - The four entrances to the park are at I-66 and Route 340 to the north entrance at Front Royal, Route 211 to the central entrance at Thornton Gap, Route 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. Speed limit for the Skyline Drive is 35mph.

Public Transportation - There are no bus, taxi, or shuttle services through the park.

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