With access to stunning Smoke Hole Canyon and the Potomac River, Big Bend Campground offers shady, private sites that will rock your wool socks off! Park your RV or pop your tent, steps away is a spot to put your canoe or kayak into the cool Potomac, and spend a day paddling or trout fishing. A serene one mile loop is located right inside the campground and every spot has a fire pit, picnic table, access to restrooms, water, and a dump station. If you love the backcountry, Big Bend is your jump off point for a wild woodland adventure all you need to do is bring your crew and your inner explorer!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
46 sites
Up to 8 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
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Big Bend Campground.

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Swimming hole
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Zach S.
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September 18th, 2015

Great campground. The campground managers are salt of the earth, excellent people. Great place to camp with kids.

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Jack B.
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May 17th, 2017

This campground was showcased in National Geographic Adventure magazine prior to its demise over 10+ years ago. This campground allows you to detach from the grid and also from the glampers. What this campground offers is tubing the South Shenandoah River which goes around the campground. The facilities are top notched with all running water bathrooms and individual showers. Great family camping!!!!!!

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March 7th, 2017
Monongahela National Forest
West Virginia
United States
Phone Number
(304) 636-1800
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38.89° N, 79.238° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 46 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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