Shenandoah Valley

Shenandoah Valley

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK — Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jennifer Flynn has announced the launch of the park’s official app, NPS Shenandoah. The free app, available in both Apple’s iOS and Android platforms is designed to give visitors a digital tool for exploring Shenandoah.

Users can choose to explore the park using the built-in map which allows them to see what services and opportunities are nearby, or by topic. Features include hiking, services, exploring Skyline Drive, and interpretive tours of Rapidan Camp, a former Civilian Conservation Corps camp, and Fox Hollow Trail. Superintendent Flynn said, “We are excited to give visitors an additional tool for enhancing their Shenandoah experience.”

The app is a GPS-based program that allows visitors to access its features even when they have no cell service as is often the case in Shenandoah’s remote areas. Visitors should look for Shenandoah’s official app in their App Store as NPS Shenandoah and download prior to visiting the park. Once downloaded, select “Settings” and “Download Offline Content” to allow access to its features when there is no cell service.

Both versions of the app are free and may be downloaded from the official app stores:

Google Play/Android Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nps.shen

Apple iOS App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nps-shenandoah/id1445607651?mt=8