~ Press release issued by Shenandoah National Park
LURAY — Shenandoah National Park will waive its entrance fees on seven days in 2021. Six of the days celebrate significant national events and all national parks will waive their entrance fees on those days. The seventh day, Neighbor Appreciation Day, is a special fee-free day for Shenandoah National Park alone.
The fee-free days for 2021 are:
● Monday, January 18 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
● Saturday, April 17 — First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
● Saturday, June 19 — Neighbor Appreciation Day
● Wednesday, August 4 — One year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
● Wednesday, August 25 — National Park Service Birthday
● Saturday, September 25 — National Public Lands Day
● Thursday, November 11 — Veterans Day
Superintendent Pat Kenney said, “We invite visitors to come and enjoy this beautiful landscape where they have access to numerous recreational and educational opportunities. Shenandoah is a place where people can find refuge and create lasting memories.”
The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping or special tours.
Shenandoah National Park’s entrance fee is normally $30 per vehicle, $25 per motorcycle and $15 per individual providing entry for seven consecutive days. The Shenandoah Annual Pass is $55 providing unlimited entry for one year to the pass owner and passengers in the same vehicle.
The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entry to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks.
There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, active duty members of the U.S. military, veterans, Gold Star Families, fourth and fifth grade students, and disabled citizens.
Please visit Shenandoah’s website for more information on the different types of passes available: https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/fees.htm.
About the Shenandoah National Park Trust:
The Shenandoah National Park Trust is the official non-profit philanthropic partner of Shenandoah National Park. The Trust raises funds to help protect Shenandoah’s wildlife and wild lands, maintain its trails, preserve its historic features, educate youth, and support Shenandoah National Park Rangers. For additional information regarding the Shenandoah National Park Trust visit http://www.snptrust.org.