Dickey Ridge Visitor Center - Shenandonah National Park - Warren County, Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member outdoorboy34
N 38° 52.303 W 078° 12.284
17S E 742504 N 4306255
Quick Description: The Dickey Ridge Visitor Center is located at Milepost 4.6 of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park in Warren County, Virginia
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/28/2013 7:33:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMHNQ0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bitmapped
Views: 3

Long Description:
Dickey Ridge is one of two visitor centers in Shenandoah National Park. Located on Skyline Drive, Dickey Ridge offers Restrooms, information desk, exhibits, orientation movie, bookstore, publications, maps, backcountry permits, and first aid.

The center is generally open weekends only from the first weekend of April till the second weekend of May, after which it is open seven days a week until the weekend after thanksgiving. Hours for the center during all seasons are 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Dickey Ridge was developed by the Virginia Sky-Line Company in 1938. It is located within the Skyline Drive Historic District which was designated a National Historic Landmark on October 6, 2008. In the 1950’s original tourist cabins were moved to Skyland and Lewis Mountain. Designed by Architect Marcellus Wright for the park concessioner, the visitor center was originally built as a lodge but converted to Visitor Center in 1958.

Some Information Excerpted from: NPS List of Classified Structures
Off Road Directions:
Using the North Entrance of Skyline Drive, Pay Entry Fee and proceed 4.6 Miles, visitor center is on the RIGHT (West) side of Skyline Drive.


Permits: no

Maps: yes

Public Restrooms: yes

Trail Conditions: yes

Website if it is available: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation: see long description

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