This was our first time to the Shenandoah's. Skyline drive is full of amazing views. While driving we even saw a mother bear and her cub gently crossing through the road. Our campsite was A67. It was not a walk in site but quite nice and secluded. The meadows surround with thick grasses and in the evening the deer come through, many of them tagged.. (I suppose to see where they roam) While the campsite in A was large and full of many people ,the area was quiet during the day and lights seemed to be off by 10. The rangers were pleasant and would venture through on a small golf cart to make sure things were in order. We did not have a bear box but made sure to have all food in the car at night. At this time of the year, the common milkweed plant had bloomed and was making seedpods. This plant is what butterflies and caterpillars love so needless to say we had plenty of caterpillars on our tent and our hats throughout camping!
We did two hikes while there.. its a straight up and down of sorts with rugged terrain, its worth the view even if you hear the complaints of how hard it is from the kids. We enjoyed our visit and the campsites were well maintained. Plenty to do and see, if you like nature, hikes and wonderful views this is the place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offers 217 campsites with full ammenities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Meadows Campground Hotel Shenandoah National Park