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Big Meadows Campground

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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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Greenbush, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Mechanicsville, Va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the campground for a week and loved it. The price of wood was a little pricey at $7 a bundle but needed each night since some nights got into the upper 50's. The showers and bathrooms were clean. I would recommend campers to.make sure you bring enough supplies. For example Walmart sells cannisters of propane gas 2... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My family, including my husband and two teenagers, just returned from our first trip to Shenandoah National Park. We were lucky enough to get one of the last two walk to sites on the grounds. If going, try to make a reservation if possible. The sites fill up quickly. Our site(#22) was very secluded but not too bad a walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a very good campground maintained by the National Park Services and cheap. Although you pay $20 for entrance of Skyline Drive and at least $20 for basic camp site, this is worth every penny to visit Shenandoah and stay overnight for camping. Several trails to scenic views, falls and meadows make it a great place to stay and... More 

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Montreal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Big Meadows Campground has all that is needed in a campground. We stayed there five days at the end of June, when the campground was maybe half full. Our space was close to the restrooms, but not too close to be annoying. There is much shade from the sun and from other campers. We were in a part of loop... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nicely designed campground which was a great excess point for several waterfall hikes and the AT. Also nearby to the Visitors center, the rangers were helpful in planning your day hikes. Be sure to pay attention to dog friendly hikes if you have you furry pals with you. A few of the hikes are in protective areas and they aren't... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stayed at this campground for the Fourth of July weekend. We got the absolutely last available space in the park and we were very lucky to do so. The park is clean, well-maintained and gorgeous. We also explored other recreation/lodging areas of Shenandoah National Park, but we decided that Big Meadows was, indeed, the best. Be sure to take... More 

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