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Big Meadows Campground

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Mile 51.3 Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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West Chester, PA
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, delicious restaurant, fun activities. I found the campground manager to be rude and kind of creepy. We found him lurking in our campsite on several occasions and openly staring at us during frequent drive-bys. I'm not sure what we did to get on his bad side. Regardless, the pros far outweighed that con. Would return and hope for... More 

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Ok, this campsite was pretty good I guess. First off the ground for tent camping wasn't that good. It was uneven and rocky, but the shade was good.( I think I was in the "E" section of the loop). Campsite site was a little close to the road so you would get those 11pm headlight blindness episodes. The picnic table... More 

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2 Thank Bill Z
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The Campground was very pleasant. It is big, but a lot of sites are laid out so that you don't feel like people are on top of you. We had no issues with bugs and, being up on the mountain, the evenings were nice and cool. There are plenty of restrooms which were clean enough. The atmosphere was relaxing -... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Big Meadows with six people and two dogs. The walk-to sites were easy to access and pretty spacious. Be aware that the site limits you to six adults but only two tents and two vehicles. You can easily walk to the Big Meadows Visitor Center which has a pretty neat museum inside about how Shenandoah National Park... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Labor Day weekend provided us with our second stay at Big Meadows Campground. I haven't stayed in the other campgrounds inside Shenandoah so I can't compare, but Big Meadows has some lovely spots and is an overall clean and well-maintained campground. Labor Day weekend was crowded as we expected, but tent sites further into the woods (like #43 & #44,... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Stayed with a small tent for a few nights at Big Meadows. The park and campground are beautiful, deers walk around on the campground. Nice camping spots that are excellent for a tent as well. The ranger staff is very accomodating and can inform (and reassure if neccesary) on how to deal with bears in the area, and can give... More 

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1 Thank Anna v
Greenbush, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Camping in a national park is a no-frills adventure - but we love it. The camping spots in the campground a spacious. We had plenty of room for a bumper pull trailer and a tent in the spot. There are no hook-ups (no electric, no water, no sewer). However, with careful site selection you can be close to the bathrooms... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had the pleasure of staying at Big Meadows Saturday-Wednesday at the end of July. The campground was full Saturday and then really emptied out on Sunday. Sunday- Wednesday we did get new neighbors, so it is obvious that during the Summer, this campground is always busy. I have a lot to say- so I will use bullet points to... More 

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5 Thank Mamaj24
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Wood is seven dollars a night you need about ten dollars to keep warm at night propane was 11 dollars and 49 at the store bring propane food was expensive bring food the views are spectacular the campsite is excellent if you like

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Potomac, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My boyfriend and I made a reservation to stay here to do some hiking in the area. We were told our camp site was pretty "secluded". What a joke. We arrived to find that there are NO secluded spots here. Even the walk-in camp sites are nearly on top of each other.

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