Slumbering bears — and Shenandoah National Park facilities — will soon come out of hibernation.
Harry F. Byrd Visitor Center, located at mile 51 Skyline Drive, will continue serving visitors on weekends (weather permitting) until March 23, when the visitor center will begin operating 7 days a week. The Dickey Ridge Visitor Center, located at mile 4.6 Skyline Drive, will open 7 days a week starting April 6.
Lewis Mountain cabins/ campstore will open March 16; Skyland Resort will open March 22; Big Meadows Wayside and Big Meadows shower/laundry will open March 29; Loft Mountain Wayside will open March 29; Elkwallow Wayside will open March 30; Skyland Stables will open April 6; Loft Mountain sampstore/shower/ laundry will open May 2; Big Meadows Lodge will open May 9.
Big Meadows and Lewis Mountain campgrounds will open March 30; Loft Mountain, Mathews Arm and Dundo Group campgrounds will open May 2.
Elkwallow, Pinnacles, South River, and Dundo picnic grounds are currently open. Big Meadows and Lewis Mountain picnic grounds will open March 30; Dickey Ridge picnicking opens April 6.