The Park entrance fee is $25 per vehicle, and the tent camping fee at Big Meadows Campground is $20 if you plan to stay over. First come – first served sites may go quickly, so arrival early Sunday afternoon may be a good idea!
The park is sponsoring many activities this weekend! See https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/night-sky-festival.htm
Tips for watching the Perseids: http://earthsky.org/?p=2087
At 9:00 pm, we will gather at the flagpole in front of the Byrd Visitor Center, and at 9:30 we will walk over to and hike up the Rapidan Fire Road for about a mile in the dark. After three or four hours of watching our planet defend itself from cosmic invaders, we will hike back (but the best showers happen after midnight!)
BRING RED FILTER FLASHLIGHTS and extra batteries! White lights ruin everyone’s night vision. Optional — bring blankets or beach chairs for sitting back and counting meteors.