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Big Meadows Campground

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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
15 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Dumfries, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stayed here in August, having to abort our plans for NY state camping. The weather changed on us rather abruptly, so we followed the weather back "home". We always said we'd camp in Shenandoah, as it's only a short trip from home. Due to amazing weather and a last minute change of plans, so glad we did. We stayed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I booked site E187 with some fear as it was described as slanted, but it was not too sloped at all. There is maybe only one decent place for a tent, but the area for the picnic table is level. Trees block the view of the valley, but the site is just feet from the Appalachian Trail. I found that... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our three nights tenting at Big Meadows Campground. We booked campsite 36 and though we carried our gear about a hundred steps on a flat, dirt path the walk from the car to the site was well worth it. We had a considerable amount of privacy - close enough to neighboring sites so as not to feel... More 

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Millsboro, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a blast. 1st experience camping in a tent ( I was very apprehensive). The rangers and park staff super kind and nice. Campground very clean and facilities as well. The mountains are absolutely beautiful and speak for themselves. I would do this again in a second!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I love coming to Big Meadows when we go car camping. On our most recent trip, we came with about 10 friends (some of whom were camping newbies) and spent a long weekend on the grounds. The sites are close together, but we've never had a problem with noise--the rangers are great at making sure that all... More 

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