You can’t spell g-e-t-a-w-a-y without Mathews Arm Campground (well... some of the same vowels, at least). Nestled between cascading trees and towering mountains, this family-friendly campground is ideal for those looking to reconnect with nature on any level of hiking trail. Want a challenge? Trek to Overall Run Falls and enjoy the highest drop of all the falls in the entire park, along with a birds-eye view of the entire Shenandoah Valley.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
166 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Mathews Arm Campground.

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Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Dan
Dan R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 21st, 2016

Went there in the middle of the week and had no problem getting a camp site for just $10. Bathrooms were extremely clean. Camp sites were relatively small but they did the job. Pretty much all the sites are enclosed by large trees keeping you cool when that sun first hits your tent early in the morning. I would give it a 4/5 since there was nothing over the top about these grounds, however I had 0 complaints.

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Hipcamper jon
Jon W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 17th, 2017

Family oriented, not so great for couples.

Hipcamper Alysha
Alysha H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 8th, 2017

Mathews Arm was a beautiful campsite surrounded by overlooks where you can catch outstanding sunsets and sunrises. The campsite hosts were very welcoming and helpful in planning out my hikes in Shenandoah. The other campers also invited me to the fires every night and asked if i wanted to join them on some of their hikes. I will definetly be camping at Mathews Arm again!

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Hipcamper megan
Megan M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 29th, 2018

This is the campground of my childhhood. The National park that got me hooked. The stretch of the Appalachian I know by heart. My first encounter on a trail with a bear was here & I lived to tell the story. Waterfalls, hot summer days, bears, rattlers & good 'ol virginia hospitality is what memories are made of!

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Shenandoah National Park
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38.764° N, 78.293° W
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