Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is your escape to recreation and re creation. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows take a hike, a meander along Skyline Drive, or a picnic with the family. 200,000 acres of protected lands are haven to deer, songbirds, the night sky and you. Plan a Shenandoah escape today!

Shenandoah National Park Info


Shenandoah National Park

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Shenandoah National Park Artist-in-Residence Applications Available

Artists are encouraged to apply for the 2019 Artist-in-Residence Program at Shenandoah National Park.

Shenandoah National Park Announces Temporary Trail Closures During Final Phase of Jones Mountain Cabin Restoration Project

Shenandoah National Park managers will temporarily close the trails leading to Jones Mountain Cabin (see map for closure area) to all hiking and backcountry use during the final phase of operations associated with the restoration of the historic cabin.

Shenandoah National Park Presents Crowdsourced “Then and Now” Photo Gallery

In 2016, to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service, Shenandoah National Park asked local photographers to investigate the forces of change in the Park by reshooting a series of historic photographs. The result is a stunning glimpse into how the Park has changed and how it has remained the same since its establishment.

Shenandoah National Park Selects Artist Lisa Walsh for the October Artist-in-Residence Program

Shenandoah National Park is pleased to announce the selection of Lisa Walsh as the October Artist-in-Residence. Lisa does metalwork, including jewelry designs in etched copper and enamel representing elevation contours.

Shenandoah National Park Photos

American Redstart

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American Redstart

View of the heart of Shenandoah National Park on October 10, 2010, at the height of the fall “leaf-peeping” season. Original from NASA. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

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View of the heart of Shenandoah National Park on October 10, 2010, at the height of the fall “leaf-peeping” season. Original from NASA. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

Out of this world public domain images from NASA. All original images and many more can be found from the NASA Image Library

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Layers of Mountains - and Clouds

John H Bowman posted a photo:

Layers of Mountains - and Clouds

Naked Creek Overlook
Skyline Drive MP 53.2, elevation 3250 ft
Shenandoah National Park
Page County, Virginia

Seeing layers of mountain ridges is common in Virginia's mountains, but the layers of clouds on this particular day added to the visual treat. The snow we got a week ago (over 1 foot) is now mostly gone, with melting helped by rain, adding to the already very high total for 2018. The end of the year is near, and I'm starting to look ahead to spring, hoping 2019 will bring us better weather for being out and about, to explore places such as the one shown here.

Tomorrow is our Christmas party for family and some neighbors and old friends. Once that is over, the time when I can do more on Flickr will be drawing near. Sorry to have been off more than on recently.

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Neither comet nor Geminid

icecubephoto - trying to catch up posted a photo:

Neither comet nor Geminid

Skies are rather overcast here, so I dug this out of the vault.

Dogwood tree in full bloom, painted with orangish fill light. Milky Way not painted at all...

Mary's Rock Tunnel

matthewkaz posted a photo:

Mary's Rock Tunnel

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1993xxxx 1 Virginia

Wes Albers + Becky Albers posted a photo:

1993xxxx 1 Virginia

Big Meadows Lodge on Skyline Drive. -- Shenandoah National Park, Va. (1993)

Shenandoah Landscape

oscarpetefan posted a photo:

Shenandoah Landscape

Skyline Drive, Virginia

BACKWOODS BRUTE

Larry W Brown posted a photo:

BACKWOODS BRUTE

Shenandoah National Park, VA

The Boss. A mature 11-Point Whitetail Buck in the snowy backwoods at SNP.

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Bend in the roadway along the southern reaches of the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Linville, North Carolina. Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

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Bend in the roadway along the southern reaches of the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Linville, North Carolina. Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

Stunning image from Carol M. Highsmith's monumental Library of Congress Collection. For 38 years Carol has travelled America capturing beautiful moments in time, preserving them for future generations. By donating these images to the Library of Congress she has generously made these images available to the public domain for everyone to enjoy.

We are delighted to bring you our favorites here.

You can view the entire archive at the Library of Congress.

You can download the images we have curated and edited : www.rawpixel.com/board/421689/carol-m-highsmiths-america

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Tunnel on North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway. Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

Free Public Domain Illustrations by rawpixel posted a photo:

Tunnel on North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway. Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

Stunning image from Carol M. Highsmith's monumental Library of Congress Collection. For 38 years Carol has travelled America capturing beautiful moments in time, preserving them for future generations. By donating these images to the Library of Congress she has generously made these images available to the public domain for everyone to enjoy.

We are delighted to bring you our favorites here.

You can view the entire archive at the Library of Congress.

You can download the images we have curated and edited : www.rawpixel.com/board/421689/carol-m-highsmiths-america

More information about Carol M. Highsmith: carolhighsmithamerica.com

Black Rock Summit Sunset

jn3va posted a photo:

Black Rock Summit Sunset

Black Rock Summit, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Shenandoah

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Shenandoah

View from Skyline Drive

Old Rag and the Blue Ridge

Hayseed52 posted a photo:

Old Rag and the Blue Ridge

There was such beautiful light on the drive home from a friends house... I do not think I did it justice at all! Old Rag Mountain in Virginia.

Respite

Neal_Lewis posted a photo:

Respite

When life gets overwhelming and I need to regenerate, I head for a high spot atop the Blue Ridge (wearing six layers of clothing). And there, amongst the clouds, I find some peace.

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YOUNG WARRIOR

Larry W Brown posted a photo:

YOUNG WARRIOR

Shenandoah National Park, VA

Portrait of an upstart Whitetail Buck.

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Barred Owl

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Barred Owl

I accidentally walked up on this guy while searching for Whitetails earlier this week. This owl did not have much concern of my presence and I watched it catch 5 mice over a period of about 40 minutes.

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Look! Up In The Sky!

Larry W Brown posted a photo:

Look! Up In The Sky!

Shenandoah National Park, VA

Whitetail Buck & Doe interacting during the Rut. The photo will make more sense if you view the video:
youtu.be/UJl-ImWTeR8

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WHITETAIL PORTRAIT

Larry W Brown posted a photo:

WHITETAIL PORTRAIT

Shenandoah National Park, VA

Portrait of a mature dominant Whitetail Buck in the backwoods on Thanksgiving morning.

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