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Big Meadows Campground

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like privacy, seclusion, and to be in the woods this may not be the campground for you. You best option is to get a walk in campsite, most of the drive in lots are really close together and completely out in the open. However, to access most walk in sites you have to walk through someone else's camp...

Thank HKay15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fantastic campground all around! Woke up to birds and the smell of the wildflowers all around our campsite. Well stocked store on site. Right next to a wayside store and the only gas on the skyline.

1Thank Elizabeth S
Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Campsites were clean and grass mowed. Convenient paths connect to restrooms. Site we were on was level for a large tent. Tons of deer walking through campground. Did not appreciate the fee for showers! That on top of a $20 campsite plus a $25 entrance fee?? Helpful staff at Visitors center. Great short hikes (2 miles or less) for small...

1Thank Laura F
Augusta, ME
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are the kind of camper that just HAS to have wilderness privacy then Big Meadows is definitely NOT for you. Sites are, by and large, close, and most are on the smaller side. You can see your camping neighbors in all directions. You can hear them. You will smell the smoke from their campfires as it wafts your...

3Thank Augusta_MEJRTlover
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The last place of the day was Big meadow. It was relaxing and mind blowing to enjoy the sunset and a group of home-bound friendly white tailed deer. If you can keep your eyes horizontal you might see some small birds and raptors flying around. Sit somewhere or lay down to watch the game of nature.

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Luray, Virginia
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Camped her the weekend of 4/8 - 4/10. The price was great at $17 per night. Being early in the season the sites are walk up only, meaning you can't reserve a site online. The sites are mostly level but could require some small boards or blocks for an RV. There are deer, birds, occasional bear, and chipmunks through out...

2Thank Brian904
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...

5Thank 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...

5Thank 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...

3Thank JJ-Whippet53

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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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Manassas, Virginia
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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.”
424kennethh, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All campsites were good. The ones on the appalachian trail (E) looked really nice although shady.”
blondy414, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The most secluded reservable walk-in sites are 36, 37 and 40”
pitpawten, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“You can view the camping sites on their website!”
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.”
B1842XSamyr, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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