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Big Meadows Campground

Certificate of Excellence
Mile 51.3 Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
Big Meadows Campground

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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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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I give this campground an excellent because it has everything a camper needs - nice sites, clean restrooms, ice, firewood bundles, & showers (take your quarters! Thankful for tripadvisor reviews about the $1, 5 minute showers because no NPS info states this fact). I'd recommend a walk in site as they were a bit more private and not as close... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the area! The campground is crowded and neighbors are always visible (even from the most remote tent sites). Coin-operated showers available ($1 for 5 minutes but I appreciated a hot shower!), as is laundry and a camp store. Access to hiking trails including the AT is great.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have camped here twice and finally got to see the night sky (first time severe T-storms). The park staff was friendly. The facilities showers rest rooms were not that great. The showers take $1.00 worth of quarters to start the water (this is not posted for some reason). The electric was out on half of the showers this trip,... More 

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Whitehouse, Ohio
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49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each site had a picnic table and a fire pit with a cooking grate. That's as good as it gets. Sites were not level, the grass hadn't been cut in weeks, the showers did not have hot water, the change machine in the laundry room didn't work, and it was a 1-1/2 mile walk to the campstore.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our overnight camping and hiking at Big Meadows Campground. Super camp-store (everything you could want), and excellent interpretive center displaying both the park history, and natural history. We hiked the Appalachian Trail and Lewis Falls Trails to Lewis Falls, good 2+hour hike. Efficient, friendly, helpful staff. Real nice spot, plenty to do! We counted 12 deer coming out into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went here to do a little section hiking on the AT. The views within a short driving distance for small hikes with beautiful vistas are everywhere. The campground is a secluded loop that makes for an off the beaten path feel. The bathrooms here are also quite clean and spacious. There are also places to do laundry here if you... More 

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Berlin, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

i really like this place ... its quite and so pretty. Very fair priced and people there are so kind unlike the lodge Having food and gas in the campground is such a plus but dont stay at the lodge there very rude ...

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Alexandria, Virginia
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were very luck to get spot 38, which was in the woods and not in the middle of the parking lot car camping area. The park provided us with a huge bear box for all our food and belongings, as well as a nice fire pit. Our first night was unseasonably cold and windy, but we still had fun.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This campground was very nice. There are multiple bathrooms scattered around the campground so you are never too far away. They also have a set of coin showers that have warm water and good water pressure. We did not have a ring for our fire just a cement pad. The weekend we were there was a little windy so it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Big Meadows is an above average campground. I was lucky to get a site after somebody canceled a reservation. Campground is actually tree covered. Big Meadows is a short 15-20 minutes hike away with visitor center, restaurant, and camp store. Firewood and showers are available in campground. It is convenient to Appalachian Trail and two other waterfall hikes. Big Meadows... More 

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