VA – Fire Ban – Shenandoah National Park UPDATED 3/29/24

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03/29/2024

Update: Shenandoah National Park (NOBO mile 864.6 to mile 968.7) has reissued a fire ban, effective immediately, due to high winds and dry conditions. Building, attending, maintaining, or using an open fire anywhere within the boundaries of the park is prohibited. Learn more here: https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/conditions.htm. We will update this alert when more information becomes available. The Appalachian Trail remains open through the Park.

03/27/2024

Update: At 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, Shenandoah National Park will reopen the Appalachian Trail from Elkwallow to Beahms Gap and all other trails that were closed due to the Rocky Branch Fire. The parkwide fire ban will also be lifted.

03/20/2024

Due to a fire, the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is closed from Beahms Gap (NOBO mile 947.7) to Elkwallow Gap (NOBO mile 953.2). Hikers should seek an alternative route and follow all posted signs and directions from fire crews.

Shenandoah National Park (NOBO mile 864.6 to mile 968.7) has issued a fire ban, effective immediately, due to high winds and dry conditions. Building, attending, maintaining, or using an open fire anywhere within the boundaries of the park is prohibited. Learn more here: https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/conditions.htm. We will update this alert when more information becomes available.

Learn about campfire safety on the Appalachian Trail: https://appalachiantrail.org/explore/hike-the-a-t/thru-hiking/camping-regulations/.

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