We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 8 Shenandoah National Park accommodations

Big Meadows Campground

Mile 51.3 Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (46)
  • Photos (39)
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (9)
  • More
Big Meadows Campground
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Shenandoah National Park
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

46 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gaithersburg, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
United States
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pa.
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
49 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I've camped all of the USA in many National Parks. The campgrounds run the gamut from super-private to urban-style "combat camping." Big Meadows falls somewhere in the middle, depending what loop you are on. I've been camping at Big Meadows since the mid-1980s, in everything from a two-person tent to my current small pop-up Sportsmobile campervan. Many of the sites... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
New Castle, Delaware
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and our 2 daughters (ages 19 months & 5 1/2 yrs) drove here from Delaware and stayed wed-sat. The park is beautiful lots to see, we even saw a bear on our drive to the campground on skyline drive! We didn't see any other bears though, but plenty of deer all over the campground and park. As for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Silver Spring, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Big Meadows Campground, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Big Meadows Campground? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Big Meadows Campground

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

39 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (40)
Dining (1)
Other (39)

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer

    Bookmark for later
    Save Saved
    You added Big Meadows Campground to your Saves list