• 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?

CCC enrollees collected native seed and raised plants in three nurseries in the park.

From 1933 to 1942 an estimated 10,000 boys and young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps planted hundreds of thousands of trees, shrubs, and native plants in Shenandoah National Park. Many of these were grown in three CCC plant nurseries from seeds collected within the park. More...