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SNP Announces Schedule for Reopening After Hurricane Florence Closure

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Entrance to Shenandoah National Park (FILE IMAGE) Entrance to Shenandoah National Park (FILE IMAGE)

09/14/2018 Release from National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior:

Luray, Virginia: Shenandoah National Park has announced a phased reopening of Skyline Drive, facilities, and the back country after its closure due to Hurricane Florence.

Skyline Drive, Big Meadows Lodge, and Skyland Lodge will reopen at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018. Lewis Mountain Cabins, the back country, campgrounds, campstores, and waysides will reopen at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 15. Visitor Centers will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

For more information about concession services, call please call 877-847-1919. The Park will continue to provide updates via its website (www.nps.gov/shen), its social media feeds, and its information line (540-999-3500, option 1, option 1).

Hurricane Florence’s predicted path brings its remnants into the area of Shenandoah National Park Monday and Tuesday. Park officials are monitoring its progress.

Saturated soil continues to be a concern for tree falls so visitors should use caution when travel through the park.