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Mathews Arm Campground

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Mile 22.1 Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This campground is empty when the park is empty and it is full when the park is full. Anyone who came to a developed campground and expected a secluded weekend is foolish beyond belief. If you want to the campground to be empty then come when the park is empty. If you want secluded then you backpack to the back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the reviews said that there was a lot of security and they felt like they were spied on. Those security officers were park police and if they didn't want to be spied upon then they should light their weed up somewhere else.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Every spot at the campground is completely open and extremely close to each other. There is exceptional traffic through the loop through the day and night due to the security officers that prowl on guests. If you like being harrased for trying to enjoy a simple quite weekend with your girlfriend than this is the place for you. There was... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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181 reviews 181 reviews
18 hotel reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Matthews Arm Campground is the only campsite in the north district of Shenandoah National Park. The campground has individual campsites, group campsites, and some accommodations for RVs. Many of the campsites are first-come, first-served, but a few can be reserved. We stayed here as a group in the summer on four individual sites. The sites are a little close together... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We camped at the campground in July with one other couple. The location is not far from DC (just 2-3 hours), and it had some beautiful vistas on the way in. The campground itself is wooded and does not have any views. Check-in was easy and we ended up buying firewood as we were told it would be hard to... More

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Coupeville, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I've camped here off and on for the past 10 years but only because the kids love to go to Luray Caverns. If you're able to go during the week, then it's better but the weekends here seem to be party time for the DC populace who want to have a weekend adventure. None of the usual rules are respected... More

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20 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We've often stayed at Mathews Arm - and always enjoy the peace, the beauty, the convenience and amenities. It's clean, well spaced and just about perfect. The problem we had this time (which was a first) was a rowdy bunch of young parents and their 6 kids who took the 3 neighboring sites….and screamed and talked loudly every waking hour... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed for two nights. First night was great. Nice fire pit area, it wasn't too crowded. Everyone was very respectful of quite hours. The bathrooms are fine for camping standards. Toilet paper, soap, electricity, and running water. The guys took about a 2.5 mile hike to some beautiful waterfalls. All the park employees were friendly. Some sites have very... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We camped Memorial Day weekend. It was completely booked. Sites are nice and wooded, most have fire rings, some only have standing grills, and some even have food lockers, which is nice. Rangers were friendly, and did frequent the loop every 10-15 minutes from 7-11, it seemed. Quiet hours are enforced, and begin at 10pm. There are plenty of trails... More

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Washington D.C.
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you want to stay here be aware that it is a dog-friendly campground which, unfortunately these days, means it will be overrun with pit bulls. We met some lovely dog owners with some really cool and sweet dogs (whippet, golden retrievers, ridgebacks) but they were greatly outnumbered by people with pit bulls, probably 2:1. I kept my daughter close... More

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Address: Mile 22.1 Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
Location: United States > Virginia > Shenandoah National Park
Number of rooms: 179
Also Known As:
Mathews Arm Campground Hotel Shenandoah National Park

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