A public access road to Shenandoah National Park from Madison County has been denied by the park's superintendent.
In a six-page letter sent to county leaders, Jim Northup denied the request from the Madison County Board of Supervisors. The county had proposed a new public access point using Rapidan Road.
Northup says the entrance is not consistent with the park's purpose or significance.
Madison County officials had argued that a promise made by President Herbert Hoover for public access to the county was never kept.
Click here for the county's full response. To read the park's full response, click here.
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