• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

Campgrounds

A campsite in Shenandoah's popular Big Meadows Campground.
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Shenandoah's campgrounds are open in spring, summer, and fall. Camping is NOT permitted in the campgrounds when they are closed. Opening and closing dates vary from year to year and are subject to change at any time.

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Reservations are currently being accepted and are highly recommended on weekends and holidays. Some first-come, first-serve may be available during this time.

Online Reservations: www.Recreation.gov

Phone Reservations: 877-444-6777

RV Information
Although Shenandoah National Park doesn't have a campground that is just for RVs, it does have three campgrounds that will accommodate large RVs. Mathews Arm, Big Meadows and Loft Mountain campgrounds all have pull-through and deep back-in sites which most of the time can even handle an RV with a tow vehicle. Although we do not offer hookups, the campgrounds do have potable water and dump stations. (with the exception of Lewis Mountain Campground).


 
Mathews Arm Campground

Opening and closing dates vary from year to year and are subject to change at any time.


Download regulations and campground map (PDF, 166 kb)

Details
Mathews Arm (mile 22.1) is the nearest campground for those entering the park from the north. It is next to a nature trail and the trail to Overall Run Falls, the tallest waterfall in the park. Elkwallow Wayside, with camping supplies and food service, is two miles away. $15 per night. Generator-free and group sites available.


Big Meadows Campground

Opening and closing dates vary from year to year and are subject to change at any time.

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Download regulations and campground map (PDF, 616 kb)

Details
Big Meadows (mile 51.2), though secluded, is near many of the major facilities and popular hiking trails in the park. Three waterfalls are within walking distance; the Meadow, with its abundant plant growth and wildlife, close by. $20 per night when on the reservation system and $17 per night during late spring and early fall. Generator-free and group sites are available.


Lewis Mountain Campground

Opening and closing dates vary from year to year and are subject to change at any time.

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Download regulations and campground map (PDF, 141 kb)

Details
Lewis Mountain (mile 57.5), the smallest campground in the park, appeals to those who want a little more privacy without venturing deep into the backcountry, yet it is within seven miles of the popular Big Meadows area. 31 sites; $15 per night, first-come, first-served only.

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Loft Mountain Campground
Opening and closing dates vary from year to year and are subject to change at any time.

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Download regulations and campground map (PDF, 187 kb)

Details
Loft Mountain (mile 79.5), the largest campground in the park, sits atop Big Flat Mountain with outstanding views to east and west. Two waterfalls and the trails into the Big Run Wilderness area are nearby. $15 per night. Generator-free and group sites available.

Note: Holders of Interagency Senior/Access passes and Golden Age/Access passess are eligible for a 50% discount on their camping fee. Please be prepared to present your pass along with a photo ID. When reserving through www.recreation.gov pass informatinon must be provided at the time the reservation is makde to recieve a discount.

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