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Big Meadows Campground

Mile 51.3 Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We went there at the end of October. It was so windy and cold at night. We had a hard time to do the campfire and BBQ. It was not a quiet night either. We are very close to the neighboring camp sites. We can see what others were doing and hear their loud talk at night. The wind was... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Very clean and great location. The staff was friendly and the facilities arevery clean. Great location on Skyline to many wonderful hikes. Would recommend this campground! We saw a lot of wildlife the deer roam all over and come close to the tents.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Big Meadows is a fantastic campground. We normally get spots that are walk-back tent-only spots. The spots are clean and secluded. Although the area is known for black bears and deer, I have yet to have a bear encounter in the actual campground. As for deer, they are everywhere, but they don't tend to bother too much with people. There... More

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This was our first time to the Shenandoah's. Skyline drive is full of amazing views. While driving we even saw a mother bear and her cub gently crossing through the road. Our campsite was A67. It was not a walk in site but quite nice and secluded. The meadows surround with thick grasses and in the evening the deer come... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We like the primitive walk-in tent sites in A loop. You park your car about 50 to 100 yards from the site and walk into large campsites back in the woods. Deer will visit, and we woke up with them sniffing around the tent. I don't care for the crowded standard sites, but the convenience of having your car on... More

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Alexandria VA
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Camped one weekend night on August 10th, 2013. This is a very nice campground for tent camping or RV'ing. About 50% of the sites are large enough for two medium tents or RV, while others are somewhat smaller. Avoid any sites next to the restrooms, otherwise you will have people walking thru your site to get to them as there... More

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Stafford, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

It all started on Skyline Dr when we noticed a few stopped vehicles...we noticed travelers were all looking in the same direction. To our surprize it was a black bear and a cub in the woods! We all safely stayed and clicked pictures from our vehicles. As we pulled away we noticed a security vehicle pull in. At the campsite,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed at Big Meadows Campground for one night with our 4 children (14, 12, 8, 6) at campsite 10. We've done several camping trips with the kids but this year was the first time we have used 2 tents. Our "big" tent is starting to get a little tight on space with 4 growing children. There was plenty of... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

First visit to Shenandoah National Park! What a beautiful park! We stayed two nights at Big Meadows Campground. We had reserved a spot in the E loop. I'm so glad that my husband had the foresight to research the sites before we arrived. Most of the sites are right on top of the ones next to them. Our site was... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is the largest campsite in Shenandoah National Park. It is also the one that is almost always full on the weekends. The are many campsites to choose from- most are pretty close to each other. If you go on a week day it’s much less crowded and you may be able to find a campsite that is not directly... More

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Also Known As:
Big Meadows Campground Hotel Shenandoah National Park
Big Meadows Campground Hotel
Address: Mile 51.3 Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
Location: United States > Virginia > Shenandoah National Park
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Ranked #4 of 8 Specialty lodging in Shenandoah National Park
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