Shenandoah National Park is a rich patchwork tapestry of mountains, rivers, valleys, forests, meadows, waterfalls and more. With loads of fun things to do there for the whole family, Shenandoah is a dream American nature site. Take this quiz to learn more about Shenandoah National Park.
Where in Virginia is Shenandoah National Park?
on the far eastern coast
in the Blue Ridge mountain range
on the far southern state border
What is the name of the river that flows to the west in Shenandoah National Park?
How far is Shenandoah National Park from Washington, D.C.?
a half hour away
a day's travel
a couple of hours away
What is Skyline Drive?
a 20-story high lookout over Massanutten Mountain
a stunning cable car tour you can do in Shenandoah
a 105-mile (168-kilometer) stretch of road along the crest of the mountains
During what seasons is Dickey Ridge Visitor Center open?
late summer to late fall
mid-summer to mid-winter
mid-spring to late fall
How many acres does Shenandoah National Park cover?
Where is Shenandoah's tallest waterfall located?
near Mile 22 on the Skyline Drive
near Turk Gap
near Front Royal
The ancient rock formations in Shenandoah National Park consist of:
greenstone and granite
Which of these animals live in Shenandoah National Park?
bears and raccoons
deer and opossums
all of the above
Shenandoah National Park still bears the scars of years of farming, logging and cattle grazing. What has happened recently?
Forests and native animals have been returning.
The damage has spread.
The cattle have moved on.
What is Corbin Cabin?
the grave site of George Corbin
a tree log that is shaped like a dwelling
a typical mountaineer's home
Who maintains Corbin Cabin?
the U.S. government
the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
the Blue Ridge National Heritage Trust
Who or what is Camp Hoover named for?
the CEO of a vacuum cleaner company
the Hoover Dam
Which scenic spot overlooks the meandering Shenandoah River?
Early American pioneers thought twice about crossing Blue Ridge because of:
its ruggedness, height and lack of low-lying passes through it
In what way is Shenandoah unlike other national parks?
People have lived there for generations.
It has been burnt down by wildfires again and again.
There are no mosquitoes there at all.
After the Commonwealth of Virginia acquired land for the national park, it:
claimed historic ownership
sold it to developers
donated it to the nation
What has been harvested in Shenandoah since the early 18th century?
When was Shenandoah National Park opened to the public?
Of the original mountain dwellers who lived in Shenandoah around the time it was established, how many are there today?