Campgrounds

 
A red and white camper is parked under green trees in a campground.
 

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Nothing compares to sleeping under the stars, and, with five unique campgrounds, there's no better place to do it than Shenandoah National Park! All of our campgrounds are open seasonally, from early spring until late fall. Reservations are highly recommended on weekends and holidays and may be made up to six months ahead of your date of arrival. Please make sure to know the rules and regulations before your stay.

 

Mathews Arm Campground (mile 22.1)

Reservations & Information | Campground Map

The nearest campground for those entering Shenandoah National Park from the north, Mathews Arm Campground is near Traces Trail and Overall Run Falls, the tallest waterfall in Shenandoah. Elkwallow Wayside, with camping supplies and food service, is two miles away.

Camping fee: $15 per night

Reservations: in early spring, Mathews Arm Campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis only. Beginning in early May, there are a combination of reserveable campsites and first-come, first-served sites available.

RV Information: features pull-through and deep back-in sites which can handle most RVs and a tow vehicle. No electric or water hookups. Campground has potable water spigots and a dump station.

Generators: use is limited to certain areas and times designated on campground map.


Big Meadows Campground (mile 51.2)

Reservations & Information | Campground Map

Big Meadows Campground is near many of the major facilities and popular hiking trails in the Park, with three waterfalls and Big Meadows within walking distance.

Camping fee: $20 per night

Reservations: in early spring, Big Meadows Campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis only. Beginning in early May, there are a combination of reserveable campsites and first-come, first-served sites available. Group sites are available and can be reserved up to one year in advance.

RV Information: features pull-through and deep back-in sites which can handle most RVs and a tow vehicle. No electric or water hookups. Campground has potable water spigots and a dump station.

Generators: use is limited to certain areas and times designated on campground map.


Lewis Mountain Campground (mile 57.5)

No Reservations Accepted | Campground Map & Information

Lewis Mountain is the smallest campground in Shenandoah National Park and is near many of the major facilities and popular hiking trails in the Park.

Camping fee: $15 per night

Reservations: sites are not reservable; the campground operates on a self-registration, first-come, first-served basis only.

RV Information: features pull-through and back-in sites which can handle most RVs and a tow vehicle. No electric, water hookups, or dump station. Campground has potable water spigots.

Generators: use is limited to certain areas and times designated on campground map.


Loft Mountain Campground (mile 79.5)

Reservations & Information | Campground Map

Loft Mountain Campground is the largest campground in the Park. The campground sits atop Big Flat Mountain with outstanding views to east and west. Two waterfalls and numerous trails into the Big Run Wilderness area are nearby.

Camping fee: $15 per night

Reservations: in early spring, Loft Mountain Campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis only. Beginning in early May, there are a combination of reserveable campsites and first-come, first-served sites available.

RV Information: features pull-through and deep back-in sites which can handle most RVs and a tow vehicle. Note, however, that the low canopy and trees on some turns can present challenges for taller RVs. No electric or water hookups. Campground has potable water spigots and a dump station.

Generators: use is limited to certain areas and times designated on campground map.


Dundo Group Campground (mile 83.7)

Reservations & Information | Campground Map

Dundo Group Campground is a small, beautiful group campground located in the southern part of Shenandoah National Park. The Appalachian Trail passes through the campground.

Camping fee: $45 per night

Reservations: Dundo Group Campground has three sites, each of which are for groups of 7-20 people. All sites must be reserved in advance.

RV Information: all RVs are prohibited at Dundo Group Campground.

Generators: prohibited at Dundo Group Campground.

Last updated: September 21, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835

Phone:

(540) 999-3500
Emergency Phone: 1-800-732-0911

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