Waterfalls of the Shenandoah National Park Region, Central District Professional Review and Guide
"One of America’s most popular national parks, with nearly two million visitors annually, Shenandoah National Park is also one of the skinniest. The park lies atop the northern Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains and ranges in width from about a mile to about 13 miles. Along the crest is the 105-mile Skyline Drive, offering access to all the facilities and passing by scenic overlooks of the piedmont to the east and of Shenandoah Valley and Massanutten Mountain to the west.
Facilities include campgrounds, picnic areas, visitor centers, and modern lodges with restaurants. Over 500 miles of hiking trails, many open to horse travel, provide visitors the opportunity to get away from the crowds. When the park was established in the early 1930s, logging, homesteading, and agriculture had taken its toll on the land. Seventy years of protection has resulted in a continuous blanket of deciduous forest, home for numerous species of plants and animals."