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

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

Camping

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

NPS/Alan Williams

Campgrounds

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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Did You Know?

Brook trout can be distinguished from other trout by the dark, wavy line on its back and the white leading edges of its fins and tail.

In addition to the eastern brook trout, 35 other fish species live within Shenandoah National Park’s streams. More...