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Elkwallow Picnic Area

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Mile Post 24.1, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Plenty of well-placed, and well-spaced picnic tables

Short loop road offers many different picnic spots with good parking. Open pit toilet, but... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2017
Scott2211
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New Braunfels, Texas
Nice picnic area along the drive.

On weekends it's a bit crowded but other than that it's a nice park and worth the entry fee to... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2016
jester84848
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Jun 5, 2017
“Plenty of well-placed, and well-spaced picnic tables”
Oct 24, 2016
“Nice picnic area along the drive.”
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Mile Post 24.1, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Short loop road offers many different picnic spots with good parking. Open pit toilet, but otherwise a well equipped picnic area. Very peaceful.

Thank Scott2211
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

On weekends it's a bit crowded but other than that it's a nice park and worth the entry fee to skyline drive.

Thank jester84848
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a break in the day. Nice center and gift shop. Unique gifts in about every shop in the park! Nice friendly staff. Clean restrooms. Picnic area, mowed and room for parking your vehicle. Little trails off this area.

Thank Denise D
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Elkwallow has a nice gift shop and food for the passing hiker. Small hikes at the rest stop was nice, and even saw a bear.

Thank Timothy R
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Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Stopped for a rest stop, while traveling Skyline Drive. It was the end of the fall leaf viewing season. The store here closes in mid November and reopens in the Spring. Great Picnic ground, store with food and camping supplies, restrooms and an interesting Trail....More

Thank Tom G
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

Elkwallow Picnic Area is a rest area in the Shenandoah National Park. Enjoy the area and relax looking at the natural wonders.

Thank Bluebirdsinging
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

It was very relaxing to picnic in the woods. Tables provided. Throw a blanket as a cloth over yours. Grills available...bring fuel and matches. Take your garbage with you. There are no views here. We did not hike the trails in this area as we...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 23 June 2015

Shenandoah has beautiful views, trails and great picnic spots with lots of tables. Elkwallow is an awesome spot. We picked up hot sandwiches from the store/grill. In addition to camping items, the store has a short order grill offering a few simple sandwiches, chips, drinks,...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2015

We parked at this area and did a 6.5-mile loop composed of Jeremy's Run, Knob Mountain Cutoff to Knob Mountain, then back on Elkwallow. We saw several bears!

1  Thank Neal M
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

Shenandoah has a number of picnic areas along the length of the park. We had never visited the Elkwallow picnic area until this trip, where we used it as the base for a long hike. We found it to be very pretty with lots of...More

Thank brusselsdaniel
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