Shenandoah National Park

Herbert Hoover
Camp Hoover/Camp Rapidan
Presidential Retreat

Before there was Camp David, this prime location, nestled deep in the woods of Shenandoah National Park, provided a summer retreat for President Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou Henry Hoover.  Despite its historical significance, few visitors who travel along Skyline Drive are aware of this recently renovated camp due to its remote location.  There is no public access road.  Visitors can reach the site by either hiking or reserving a spot on a van tour leaving from Harry F. Byrd Visitors Center located in Big Meadow. Today, Camp Hoover is operated by the National Park Service.  Open to the public. 

Address: Byrd Visitor Center, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Skyline Drive

Phone Number: (540) 999-3500


While in Shenandoah National Park, visit other local attractions and accommodations.

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