Campsites amidst the green forest in Shenandoah's popular Big Meadows Campground.

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Campsite at Big Meadows Campground.

NPS/Alan Williams


There are four campgrounds in Shenandoah National Park.

Mathews Arm (mile 22.1)
Big Meadows (mile 51.2)
Lewis Mountain (mile 57.5)
Loft Mountain (mile 79.5)

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A backcountry camper sets up her campsite.

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Backcountry Camping

Most of Shenandoah National Park, including its wilderness, is open to backcountry camping.

A free permit is required for backcountry camping.

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