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Best Camping Grounds in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Chaitrali Datar Sep 27, 2019
A gateway to lush green forested pastures, rocky peaks, waterfalls and interesting adventure activities, Shenandoah National Park has it all for you!

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Main Campgrounds of Shenandoah National Park are:
  • Mathews Arm Campground
  • Big Meadows Campground
  • Lewis Mountain Campground
  • Loft Mountain Campground

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Mathews Arm Campground

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Family Camping in Mathews Arm

One of the most sought-after camping grounds for family outings, Mathews Arm is home to 166 campsites.

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Stay at Mathews Arm

Campsites of this campground have an area dedicated for a tent or RV, a fire area and a designated picnic area. Equipped with amenities such as drinking water and a dump station, they give you a hygienic camping experience.

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The Skyline Drive

One of the most impressive routes of Mathews Arm, the Skyline drive offers heavenly views of the entire Shenandoah valley. Fall season is the best time to visit.

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Mathews Arm Attractions
  • Mary's Rock Summit trail
  • Massanutten Mountain
  • Overrun Falls and trail

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Big Meadows Campground

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Put on Your Walking Shoes

Big Meadows is the go-to place for exploring around and walking among the wilderness. It is a treasure trove of various wild flowers, fawns, butterflies and forest fauna.

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Stay at Big Meadows

Tucked away in the forested hills of Shenandoah, Big Meadows, a pet-friendly campground offers 200+ equipped campsites for tents, with free parking.
Dark Hollow Falls

A must-visit attraction, this is a popular hiking expedition, located at 1 mile from the park. It is an enjoyable trail complete with dense tree cover. Since the return journey is a steep one, put on your best hiking shoes!

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You will also catch a glimpse of the wildlife here. It's a visual treat for wildlife photographers!
Big Meadows Attractions
  • Blackrock Summit on Appalachian trail
  • Sugarloaf Loop trail
  • Hawksbill Mountain (highest climbing peak)

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Lewis Mountain Campground

Stay at Lewis Mountain

Want to experience some peace and tranquillity? Then 'Lewis Mountain' is the perfect campground for you.
Bear Ridge Mountains

This is one of the most popular trails of Lewis Mountain campground, you will be rewarded with scintillating views from atop the hill.

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Other Top Hiking Trails
  • Crescent Rock via Skyline drive
  • Old Rag Mountain Hike
  • Mary's Rock Summit trail

Loft Mountain Campground

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Stay at Loft Mountain

Loft Mountain offers all the basic amenities for a perfect camping experience and has over 200 campsites.

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Applachian Trail

One of the most famous trails of Loft Mountain campground, this trail is very close to campsites. It is primarily used for walking, hiking and cycling.
Loft Mountain Attractions
  • Rose Brook Inn
  • Grand Caverns
  • Paddling in the Shenandoah river

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Get ready to experience the nature closely in Virginia's most exciting campgrounds and spectacular mountain trails of Shenandoah National Park. The booking for Camping in and near this national park can be done at www.recreation.gov.