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Elkwallow Picnic Area

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Useful stop

This is a useful stop whilst doing the Skyline Drive. There is a gift store, restrooms, and plenty... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Victoria N
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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
New Braunfels, Texas
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Aug 13, 2018
“Useful stop”
Jun 5, 2017
“Plenty of well-placed, and well-spaced picnic tables”
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

This is a useful stop whilst doing the Skyline Drive. There is a gift store, restrooms, and plenty of parking.

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed June 5, 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
Reviewed October 24, 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
Reviewed September 25, 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
Reviewed June 27, 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
Reviewed November 9, 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
Reviewed October 31, 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
Reviewed August 20, 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
Reviewed June 23, 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

1  Thank 724M
Reviewed June 22, 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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