Big Meadows Campground

Shenandoah National Park

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304 Big Meadows Access Rd. Stanley, VA 22851 540-999-3500 Official Website

GPS: 38.5288, -78.4383

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  • Cell Service
  • Reviews (28)
  • Amenities

Overview of Big Meadows Campground

In early spring, Big Meadows Campground operates on a first-come-first-serve basis, only. Beginning in early May, there are a combination of sites offered through reservations and on a first-come-first-serve basis. When offered, reservations are highly recommended, especially on weekends and holidays. 

Big Meadows Campground features pull-through and deep back-in sites which can handle most RVs and a tow vehicle.

Bear, deer, raccoons, and skunks are year-round residents of Shenandoah. Food, garbage, equipment used to prepare or store food, and all scented items must be kept in a locked vehicle or storage locker when not being actively used. It is illegal to feed or disturb wildlife.

Number of Sites 221

Pad Type asphalt

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally March - Nov.

Elevation 3,116 ft / 949 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Q&A - Ask the Community about Big Meadows Campground

To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 540-999-3500

rickless asked on 9/3/2022

Is it reasonable to drive the entire skyline drive towing a 5th wheel? Too narrow with sharp bends?

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marshaf3 asked on 3/3/2022

Are pets allowed?

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Reviews of Big Meadows Campground 28 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Site Quality

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 7/18/2022
Confirmed by 3 Users
Last reported 10/13/2021
T-Mobile 4G/5G
Confirmed by 5 Users
Last reported 6/22/2022

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  • dry camping
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • general store
  • group sites
  • ADA Accessible
  • laundry
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets
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