The Ultimate Shenandoah National Park Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

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?

Shenandoah National Park spans a magnificent section of the Blue Ridge mountain range.

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What is the name of the river that flows to the west in Shenandoah National Park?

Not surprisingly, it's called the Shenandoah River.

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How far is Shenandoah National Park from Washington, D.C.?

It's just a couple of hours from the nation's capital.

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What is Skyline Drive?

Skyline Drive is a 105-mile (168-kilometer) stretch of road along the crest of the Blue Ridge mountains.

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During what seasons is Dickey Ridge Visitor Center open?

Dickey Ridge Visitor Center is open between mid-spring and late fall.

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How many acres does Shenandoah National Park cover?

Shenandoah National Park covers about 200,000 acres (80,937 hectares).

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Where is Shenandoah's tallest waterfall located?

Its tallest waterfall is located near Mile 22 on the Skyline Drive.

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The ancient rock formations in Shenandoah National Park consist of:

They're made of both greenstone and granite.

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Which of these animals live in Shenandoah National Park?

There are numerous animals in Shenandoah National Park, including bears, raccoons, deer and opossums.

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Shenandoah National Park still bears the scars of years of farming, logging and cattle grazing. What has happened recently?

Thankfully, forests and native animals have been coming back to the area.

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What is Corbin Cabin?

It is a typical mountaineer's home, built by George Corbin in 1910.

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Who maintains Corbin Cabin?

The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club maintains the cabin as well as other rustic cabins.

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Who or what is Camp Hoover named for?

Camp Hoover was the getaway of former U.S. president Herbert Hoover.

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Which scenic spot overlooks the meandering Shenandoah River?

Hogback Overlook provides beautiful vistas of the Shenandoah River.

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Early American pioneers thought twice about crossing Blue Ridge because of:

They were concerned about its ruggedness, height and lack of low-lying passes.

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In what way is Shenandoah unlike other national parks?

People have lived in the Shenandoah National Park area for generations, unlike other national parks, which are mostly uninhabited.

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After the Commonwealth of Virginia acquired land for the national park, it:

It eventually donated this vast area of land to the nation.

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What has been harvested in Shenandoah since the early 18th century?

Timber has been harvested there for hundreds of years.

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When was Shenandoah National Park opened to the public?

It was opened in 1935.

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Of the original mountain dwellers who lived in Shenandoah around the time it was established, how many are there today?

There are almost no people living there today.

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