Shenandoah National Park

Virginia

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Southern Appalachians

  • Established in 1935
  • CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Built Visitor Facilities
  • 200,000 acres
  • 500 Miles of Trails
  • Mostly Forested Landscape

Interesting Facts

  • Blue Ridge Mountains were named due to the faint blue haze that appears from photosynthesis
  • 450 families were relocated to create this park
  • 30% of trails are in the wilderness
  • 101 miles of trails are part of the Appalachian Trail