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Mathews Arm Campground

Mile 22.1 Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
Mathews Arm Campground
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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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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

One couple made woopie at 2am, 20 campsites discussed hearing it over coffee in the morning. Seems some of the children thought it had been a racoon. Point being, the campsites are quite close together. Good for a get together or boyscout troop. Not so great if you're trying to get away from it all. We went because they accept... More 

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Norfolk
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My wife and I stayed here to watch the leaves change and hike to Overall Run Falls. Being the northern most campsite on Skyline drive, they still had sites available and are also conveniently located just a couple miles away from Elkwallow Wayside (which carries supplies and has a small restaurant inside). Check in was very easy since we booked... More 

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Quantico, Virginia
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We wanted to come see Shenandoah so we decided to camp here. Our spot was at the end of a row so we had plenty of privacy. There are some trails that start at or near this campground but not many that allowed dogs so we ended up driving the next day to see more of the park and find... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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 August 28, 2014

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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Richmond
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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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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23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Leesburg
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22 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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