Backcountry camping permits go online

photo credit Scott Bradley Hesson with permission

Shenandoah National Park has announced that beginning January 11th at 10 am, backcountry campers will need to purchase permits online through

The previous system of purchasing paper permits at the park website or designated locations will be eliminated effective January 10th.

There is a $6 permit fee, plus a $9 recreation fee per person.

For example, the total permit cost for a group of two campers will be $24.

The fee is not dependent on the number of nights and the usual entrance fee also applies.

Backcountry campers with a start date of January 11 or after will be required to purchase permits online: 

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