Description

At Big Meadows Campground, prepare to experience a natural orchestra the likes of which you've never heard. Crickets in their thickets whisper sweet symphonies each night. They are joined by the soft crash of nearby waterfalls, deer softly crunching leaves, and even the occasional bear snore.

What's more, Shenandoah National Park has 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the mighty Appalachian Trail. (The AT!) This sprawling and secluded campground along Skyline Drive is sure to captivate your entire being.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
221 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Big Meadows Campground.

Cave
Forest
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Kathy
Kathy T.
recommends this listing.
November 30th, 2018

Lots of bears

Hipcamper Darius
Darius N.
recommends this listing.
November 25th, 2018

This is a beautiful and central part of the park, but it is also the busiest part of the entire park

Hipcamper Patricia
Patricia H.
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2018

make reservations

Hipcamper Ian
Ian H.
recommends this listing.
January 17th, 2018

Lots of gnats in the Summer! Bring bug spray. Weather can be temperamental, it's just a part of life in the Shenandoah Valley.

Hipcamper william
William W.
recommends this listing.
January 9th, 2018

Hikers going out in the summer should be aware that Shenandoah can get really dry so bring enough water.

Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren S.
recommends this listing.
October 15th, 2017

Hike-in sites vary in distance from your vehicle. Beware of black bears.

Lots of deer come through the sites and make themselves at homeOctober feelsHanging at campPano of our walk-to site
Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren S.
recommends this listing.
October 15th, 2017

Hike-in sites vary in distance from your vehicle. Beware of black bears.

Lots of deer come through the sites and make themselves at homeOctober feelsHanging at campPano of our walk-to site
Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie O.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2017

Be extra safe about bears and food storage

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Hipcamper Dan
Dan I.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2017

One of the few places on the Skyline Drive that you can buy gasoline! A small hotel and rustic cabins are available if camping isn't your thing. Camping is available nearby at Loft mountain. Also has a full service restaurant and a separate recreation/bar room with live acoustic music on some weekend nites.

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Park
Shenandoah National Park
State
Virginia
Country
United States
Phone Number
540-999-3500
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.518° N, 78.433° W
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Tent Only - Hike In: 51 Sites
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 168 Sites
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