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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is was my 2nd stay @ Mathews Arm. The campground is conveniently located to many variety of trail (On trails in the summer, take plenty of water 3 vs 2 bottles evaluations change, 1.5 miles can seem endless with evaluation changes, also bears are about. It is also about 2 miles from the "local" store..The Wayside. About 30-40 min... More 

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1 Thank Sonnie C
Leesburg, Virginia
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148 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We camped here Columbus Day weekend 2015. This is the start of the very busy leaf viewing season and the park was very busy. Much of the campground is on a first come first serve basis. Being somewhat local and needing 2 sites we come in Friday afternoon and reserved 2 sites- good thing because by the time we got... More 

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55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at this campground after 9pm. A little worried about being able to register for a spot. The ranger at the north entrance of Skyline drive was very helpful. We got there in the rain pretty late and registered fine. Everyone was friendly. The campground and bathrooms were clean. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We decided to plan a last minute camping trip here and had a great time. We got a walk on tent-only spot around 11 pm on Friday night, and spent Saturday hiking and listening to Ranger Talk, and on Sunday we went to the Silver Line Caverns. I wish we were able to stay longer! Also, an FYI to future... More 

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2 Thank Emily D
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We spent 3 nights here and really enjoyed our trip. The rangers were all friendly and professional, we had a great site, and the bathrooms were kept very clean, but do keep in mind that there are no showers or hot water. When we arrived at the campground, I was allowed to switch sites to one that had a bear... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Almost hesitant to write this review for fear of the place filling up when we want to go! The campground is really nice. Very clean. Bathrooms are clean, although no HOT water and no showers. Toilets are flush and they have cold running water and heated hand dryers. The surrounding hiking trails are beautiful. The reserve-able campsites tend to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have been to MUCH better campgrounds run by the NPS. The sites are close together and it's pretty much a set up your tent wherever you feel like it at your site. There is a picnic table and fire slab for grilling. We stayed here as a place to sleep while hiking/climbing in the park for 2 days, so... More 

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1 Thank Christina D
Greenbush, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We spent two nights here. Compared to Big Meadows and Loft Mountain, Mathews Arm is more crowded - less spacious sites. Friday night the camp was not full, Saturday night it was - more people walking by, folks talking later into the night. But for $15/night? You cannot beat it. Restrooms are near and clean. We had plenty of room... More 

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1 Thank Melissa R
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice campground to take kids and for families, but I would not recommend for couples seeking solitude. There are kids everywhere starting at sunrise which is great for families with children. There are no showers. There are some nice hikes nearby. The nearby waterfall hike is much better in the spring and a trickle in the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went for a quick 2-night camping/hike/sightseeing around the Shenandoah area and stayed in one of the non-generator sites. The campsite was clean and well kept, and the bathrooms clean compared to other non-private campgrounds I've been to. The tent pad was nice and neat, and the fire pit was well kept, also. Frequent patrols from the camp hosts and the... More 

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Additional Information about Mathews Arm Campground

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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