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Mathews Arm Campground

Mile 22.1 Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Clifton, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This was our first time camping. It's not a good time because of the heavy rain in the afternoon. Luckily rain stopped before dark, and we were able to set up the tent(by watching youtube). The campsite is pretty big for 8 ppl even though we only have 2 here. It also close to restroom and water. We really enjoyed... More

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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Nice campground..bring your own water, port-a-pots & lights. One restroom for each loop. No showers so plan on a spitz bath if you are tenting it. If you are in a camper make sure you have it all with you there are no electric or water hookups. There is also no generator zones so check that out before you go.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I had a great time at this campground, bathrooms clean, awesome trail with a beautiful waterfall view at the end, campground store within 2 miles, sites are spacious, but some of them need a little bit of mowing because if you camping on a tent the area is full of little bushes. Other than that it's a good place.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The campground was very green and clean. The restrooms were clean and have flush. The tents are bit close to each other and our neighbors talked aloud way into the night. But overall the campground was great. It is right on Skydrive, we did the drive till big meadows and I highly recommend it.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This campground provided exactly what we needed for an overnight stay outdoors. The fire pit, picnic table, and restroom facilities were a welcome convenience. Our group hiked the 5 mile trek to the waterfalls, and although it looked more like a trickle when we got there, the other views made up for it. The general store 2 miles down Skyline... More

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Toms Brook, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I have stayed at Matthews Arm many times and have always had a great stay! Beautiful scenery. Great hiking. Lots of wild life in the surrounding areas. Nice campground for the price. Friendly, helpful rangers.

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

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