October is a popular time to visit Shenandoah National Park, typically garnering nearly a quarter of the Park’s annual visitation of 1.4 million.
The Park is experiencing higher than usual visitation, with numbers up for the year about 10% despite a closure in the spring.
Park officials are expecting high visitation in October as visitors come to Shenandoah for the fall leaf display. The first weekend in October saw 14,000 cars enter the park, doubling 2019’s 7,000.
“We know fall is an amazing time to visit the Park. We highly encourage visitors to recognize that is also our most popular time to visit and to anticipate higher