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Mile 51.3 Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dumfries, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in August, having to abort our plans for NY state camping. The weather changed on us rather abruptly, so we followed the weather back "home". We always said we'd camp in Shenandoah, as it's only a short trip from home. Due to amazing weather and a last minute change of plans, so glad we did. We stayed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked site E187 with some fear as it was described as slanted, but it was not too sloped at all. There is maybe only one decent place for a tent, but the area for the picnic table is level. Trees block the view of the valley, but the site is just feet from the Appalachian Trail. I found that... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our three nights tenting at Big Meadows Campground. We booked campsite 36 and though we carried our gear about a hundred steps on a flat, dirt path the walk from the car to the site was well worth it. We had a considerable amount of privacy - close enough to neighboring sites so as not to feel... More

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Millsboro, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a blast. 1st experience camping in a tent ( I was very apprehensive). The rangers and park staff super kind and nice. Campground very clean and facilities as well. The mountains are absolutely beautiful and speak for themselves. I would do this again in a second!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I love coming to Big Meadows when we go car camping. On our most recent trip, we came with about 10 friends (some of whom were camping newbies) and spent a long weekend on the grounds. The sites are close together, but we've never had a problem with noise--the rangers are great at making sure that all... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have camped here many times over the years. It is a good way to introduce people to camping. My review says September, but my last trip was early spring 2013. Great trails, good facilities. Can be loud, but if you plan far enough in advance, you can secure a walkin site away from the car groups.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a great time visiting the Shanendoah National Park. We selected Big Meadows Campground because of reviews that it was not primative, yet wasn't overly crowded either.. My husband and I love primative camping but have two small kids. This campground was kind of the best of both worlds. We had a walk-to site, which was a bit of... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This area is perfect if you are into hiking with the best views. We did see a bear crossing the road when driving, and many deer in the park. The campsites are somewhat close together, but the surrounding campers were friendly and the noise was minimal. We stayed at H loop. Everyone seemed to settle down for the evening around... More

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If I was rating loops e and higher - it would be 2 or 3 stars. We started in the last loop last site and were hanging off a hill, no where for the camper and the entire campground seemed to drain through this site. So they let us move the next day (full the first night)... then it was... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Spent the week before Memorial Day here and absolutely loved it. I imagine that the campground will be pretty full for the summer, but was largely pretty quiet most of this week. The deer walk right through your campsite! My wife, who was there the entire week, saw about 5 black bears, I just got to see one. Bathrooms were... More

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Address: Mile 51.3 Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
Location: United States > Virginia > Shenandoah National Park
Number of rooms: 217
Also Known As:
Big Meadows Campground Hotel Shenandoah National Park

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