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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

What's not to like in this beautiful park? We went hiking on part of the Appalachian trail from our camp site in the Big Meadows campground. Went to one Dark Hollow water falls and got the upper view-no swimming there. Saw a brown bear along the trail-we went quietly about our way and it kept foraging and minding its own...

1Thank Marie-Tess F
Stratford, New Jersey
Reviewed 12 November 2016

My husband and I were camping for a weekend, and it was a great experience, it was raining the night we arrived but the next day was sunny and warm, this national park has many beautiful views and the campground has every thing you need to be more comfortable. People were very friendly I took may photos because the view...

2Thank AleyDanny
Harwich, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is one of my favorite campgrounds and National Parks. I select this particular walk in site every time as it is the furthest out into the woods, quiet, and private. Except for the parade of wildlife visitors all day. I use and Eno Hammock system to camp in. The Park provides a picnic table, fire ring and a bear...

1Thank Tetonted1995
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stayed two nights on this campsite whilst driving in a 30' RV along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline drive. It was very busy on the Saturday night as you would expect, and to be honest the bathroom and shower facilities were inadequate for the number of people staying - found them to be very wet and quite dirty that...

2Thank JJ-Whippet53
Laurel, Maryland
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great time here. We asked the ranger for advice and he recommended a tent-only walk-in for us (we wanted to be slightly secluded). The site had a bear box, as all sites not directly next to your car do. I was completely paranoid about the bears, but we didn't have a single encounter, and just followed the...

1Thank Ashley V
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The campsites were very well maintained, the staff was so very friendly and so are all the campers. The bathrooms were very clean as well. It was super convenient to all the hikes in the park and at a beautiful location. We had a wonderful time and cannot wait to go back.

1Thank Alexzandra J
Westborough, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 September 2016

My family and I spent 4 glorious days and 3 nights here at Big Meadow and it left me wanting more! The bathrooms where clean and there where plenty to choose from in the area, the shower house made we want to remodel my bathroom at home it was beautiful, laundry services were fair and efficient. The deer were regular...

1Thank dianaallan
Reviewed 18 September 2016

As a youth I camped in Big Meadows for two weeks every summer with my parents, and this was my first trip back in nearly 30 years. We booked walk-in site number 35, which is the first site off the parking area. Despite being so close, it was secluded and well shaded. This site does not include a bear box...

9Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This huge campground caters to people of all ages. The fee is only $20 per night ($10 if you have a Golden Age card). Campsites are spacious and you don't feel that you are in a parking lot. No hookups of course but there are plenty of comfort stations and showers are available for a small fee. We camp a...

Thank Kenneth H
Midlothian, Virginia
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Hundreds of sites, shady and large. No hookups though. Close to the lodge and visitors center. Numerous hikes from here including the AT. Clean showers and bathrooms. Wood for sale. Internet available at visitors center. No cell service. Ranger programs available. The main place to camp in the park. Very tame deer will visit you nightly.

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Additional Information about Big Meadows Campground

Address: Mile 51.3 Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
Region: United States > Virginia > Shenandoah National Park
Number of rooms: 217
Also Known As:
Big Meadows Campground Hotel Shenandoah National Park
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“All campsites are great. Loops A & B prohibit use of generators and thus are quiet. Loops C and D are fairly open.”
 of 5 bubbles 424kennethh, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All campsites were good. The ones on the appalachian trail (E) looked really nice although shady.”
 of 5 bubbles blondy414, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The most secluded reservable walk-in sites are 36, 37 and 40”
 of 5 bubbles pitpawten, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“You can view the camping sites on their website!”
 of 5 bubbles gentum, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“see where your site is in relation to the utility sink - cause of bears you have to be clean.”
 of 5 bubbles B1842XSamyr, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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