We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Hidden Gem in Shenandoah” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gooney Creek Campground

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Front Royal
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Gooney Creek Campground
You added Gooney Creek Campground to your Saves list
7122 Stonewall Jackson Highway, Front Royal, VA 22630   |  
Hotel amenities
Greenville, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem in Shenandoah”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

Our annual memorial day camping trip has taken us to many campgrounds and I'd have to say that this one is my favorite by far. While some of the campsites are a little small, as other reviewers have mentioned, if you book in advance, you'll be able to get a great site. We fit 4 tents and three cars on ours. The site was right on the Gooney Creek and a short walk upstream leads to a beautiful waterfall and swimming hole that you can play in. We spent the majority of the day playing around in the creek and then floating on back down to our site. While I expected there to be ton of bugs because of the water, there weren't that many. It wasn't anything a little bug spray couldn't fix.
Though the site isn't as tight as a KOA, it has clean, hot showers, flush toilets, ice and firewood. The woman who runs it is a no nonsense kind of lady, but she is really nice and has lots of great information about the area. The "salvage yard overflow" mentioned in another review is actually toys that Gloria (the proprietor) has collected for children to play with and some odds and ends that other campers have left behind.
The only think that I didn't like was that there was a noisy bridge which can be heard from the site. However after a while it just becomes distant white noise and the traffic stops running over the bridge almost completely at night.
Overall, my friends and I had a fantastic time at this quaint little campground on the creek and we're looking forward to booking again for next year!!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
    • 5 of 5 stars
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
    • 4 of 5 stars
    • 5 of 5 stars
7 Thank Julie1222
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

21 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Gainesville, VA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2008

After looking forward to camping during Memorial Day weekend, we selected Gooney Creek based on its location and wonderful photos on its website. However, after arriving at the campground, we were immediately disappointed. Rather than a campground, this place amounts to little more than the owner's backyard. While we expected the Memorial Day crowd, the sites were far too small, barely allowing for a vehicle and tent. The site we reserved was on a creek. The sound of the flowing water was relaxing at night, but our proximity to a major roadway made even talking difficult, so we didn't get to hear the creek during the daytime hours. To make matters worse, the owners maintained a lot of junk and trash on the property, an obvious spill over from the salvage yard they operate across the street. Overall, I'd recommend the campground as a place to get a good deal on used tires or auto parts, but not as an enjoyable way to spend a weekend. We ended up leaving after one night, despite having a 3-night reservation.

9 Thank rjs14331
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Front Royal hotels

mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Front Royal
4.8 mi away
Quality Inn Skyline Drive
Quality Inn Skyline Drive
#4 of 9 in Front Royal
3.0 of 5 stars 225 reviews
9.0 mi away
Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows
16.2 mi away
Days Inn Luray Shenandoah
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.0 mi away
Hampton Inn Front Royal
Hampton Inn Front Royal
#2 of 9 in Front Royal
4.5 of 5 stars 567 reviews
18.4 mi away
The Mimslyn Inn
The Mimslyn Inn
#1 of 8 in Luray
4.5 of 5 stars 759 reviews
4.1 mi away
Scottish Inn Front Royal
Scottish Inn Front Royal
#5 of 9 in Front Royal
3.0 of 5 stars 30 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Gooney Creek Campground? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Gooney Creek Campground

Address: 7122 Stonewall Jackson Highway, Front Royal, VA 22630
Location: United States > Virginia > Front Royal
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Front Royal
Number of rooms: 46
Also Known As:
Gooney Creek Campground Hotel Front Royal

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing