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
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
221 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Big Meadows Campground.

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Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Todd
Todd N.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 30th, 2017

Amazing campground! Flush toilets and coin showers and laundry. Super friendly and helpful rangers and hosts. Lodge close by for warm meals and drinks. Awesome views and hiking trails really close. They have reserved sites and also first come walk up sites. Highly recommend. Great for RVs and tents in different sections. Planned on staying one night and ended up there for three.

Drying out after 36 hours of rain. Awesome campground!
Hipcamper Yanick
Yanick R.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2017

You can get packed like sardines in this massive campground. It's popular, so expect lots of neighbors.

Big Meadows Campground
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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Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie O.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2017

Be extra safe about bears and food storage

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

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

Pano of our walk-to siteHanging at campOctober feelsLots of deer come through the sites and make themselves at home
Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren S.
recommends this listing.
October 15th, 2017

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

Pano of our walk-to siteHanging at campOctober feelsLots of deer come through the sites and make themselves at home
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 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 Patricia
Patricia H.
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2018

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Shenandoah National Park
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38.518° N, 78.433° W
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Tent Only - Hike In: 51 Sites
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Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 2 Sites
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 168 Sites
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