Superintendent Denies Madison Proposal to Reopen Park Entrance - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Superintendent Denies Madison Proposal to Reopen Park Entrance

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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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