I contacted the National Park Service (NPS) about our group doing a group cruise along Skyline Drive.
I am considering SATURDAY OCTOBER 18 FRONT ROYAL entry at 9:30AM
stopping at at least 3 scenic overlooks and exiting from SWIFT RUN GAP (65 miles)
Breakfast BEFORE and LUNCH after on your own, snacks along the way are up to you?
15 Riverton Commons Place
Front Royal, VA 22630
I-66 & Rt 522 has agreed to be our staging area (Please arrive EARLY if you plan to eat there?)
Depart Cracker Barrel lot at 9AM Arrive skyline toll booth at 9:25(-ish)
Max speed is 35MPH, so the minimum would be 2 hrs + stops.
The NPS has no problem (several other car clubs do the same thing).
HOWEVER, I need your input on the costs involved?
we have more than 20 vehicles (and less than 100) then we need a SPECIAL USE PERMIT.
The permit is $200
each vehicle will be charged $15
for access to the park.
(there ARE senior rates AND passes available)
Shenandoah National Park - Annual Passes (U.S. National Park Service)
we would only be allowed to proceed in groups of 20 vehicles at 15 min intervals
(to allow other people and emergency vehicles access)
I charge the SUP fee on my credit card, THEN
I would expect participants to reimburse me for their portion? IE: You pay the entrance fee to NPS AND
pay me (if there are 40 cars then divide $200 by 40 = $5/car, if there are more, it will cost less)
If I can get 30 DEFINATE participants, then I will go ahead with planning.
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