Big Meadows Campground

Shenandoah National Park

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Big Meadows
Stanley, VA 22851
540-999-3231
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GPS: 38.5288, -78.4383

Last Price Paid: $20
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 3576 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

10 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
Verizon 3G
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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TWO PEAS AND THE POD
FL
2018 Airstream Tommy Bahama 27FBQ
2018 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew - 3.5L EcoBoost - 6.5 foot bed
6 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: C132

TWO PEAS AND THE POD would stay here again

“FOGGY AND WET”

Reviewed Sep 14, 2018

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Our second campground stop after entering Shenandoah National Park from the north Front Royal entrance. Located at Mile Marker 51.2 on Skyline Drive. Once again we had reserved site A78 but upon arrival and seeing it we knew it just wasn't going to work for us, no cell service and very unlevel. By arriving early on a Monday afternoo... more

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TDIPWR
Asheville, NC
26 Airstream Cruiser
2013 VW Touareg TDI
9 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: B117

TDIPWR would stay here again

“Decent, but tight.”

Reviewed Aug 15, 2018

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We really did have a good time at Big Meadows; however there were enough drawbacks that I would first try other campgrounds in the park. Since we only stayed here I can’t know whether the other campgrounds are any better. My number one conplaint is that the dump station and water fill is far outside the campground. i.e there is no ... more

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jks
Frostproof, FL
18 Cargo trailer Repurposed
2008 Chevy Truck 1500
25 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: C130

jks would stay here again

“Lots of wildlife and quiet”

Reviewed Jun 18, 2018

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We stayed here in mid June. Days were low 70s and nights were about 60 F. There are lots of trails and the AT goes right through here. There is an old lodge and many cabins to stay in. The lodge has a bar and dinning room also a gift shop. The camp store sells firewood and you can get 5 minute shower for $1.75. There is also laundry at... more

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DIDO
Yachats, OR
15 T@B Tear Drop M@xQ
2013 Subaru Outback 3.6R
38 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: B107

DIDO would stay here again

“Don’t pass this one by ”

Reviewed Oct 29, 2017

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Most recent stay was June 23rd thru June 26th 2017 - I'm "late" in posting my review ~ We camp in a "Tear Drop” style RV only 15' long w/o toilet or shower ~ plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being near... more

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Tin Can Annie
Roanoke, VA
20 Airstream Flying Cloud
2011 Ford Expedition
24 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: A69

Tin Can Annie would stay here again

“Hiker Heaven”

Reviewed May 21, 2017

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Our site was on the outside edge (always my first choice) so we had a view of an endless woods filled with golden ragwort. There are many excellent hiking trails in the area, several short but rocky ones to waterfalls, and even some for the hardcore hiker (try White Oak Canyon or stretches of the AT). It is Virginia, so don't be shocke... more

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3bars
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Teddi & Roger
Kent, WA
33 National Trop-i-cal T330
2007 Honda CRV
119 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: E-173

Teddi & Roger would stay here again

“Large campground with lots of mature trees, easy access to hiking trails including the Appalachian Trail, but site quality varies dramatically.”

Reviewed Oct 15, 2016

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I was excited about our stay in Big Meadows – we reserved out spot months in advance and carefully selected site E-173, a pull-through right next to the Appalachian Trail. How cool would that be?! Well, not nearly as cool as we thought. The site was situated so our door/patio faced the very busy camp road and was on a fairly steep slop... more

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2bars
Verizon 3G

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Jane
SD
35 Keystone Montana
2012 Ford F250 Diesel 4WD
32 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: C140

Jane would stay here again

“Great National Park campground”

Reviewed May 31, 2016

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One of the nicest national park campgrounds we have ever been in. Like all national parks, it is dry camping. Sites are large, we can easily fit our 35’ fifth wheel and truck. There are two loops that can’t be reserved – 32 sites. The rest are reservable. We arrived the Monday before Memorial day and there were plenty of sites. There a... more

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Juan
Bangor, ME
20 Airstream Safari Special Edition
24 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2

Juan would stay here again

“Decent National Park campground”

Reviewed Aug 12, 2015

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The campground is ok. Very little privacy with open areas with few trees. Facilities where decent. No hookups at all and no cell service.

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Anne H
FL
24 Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL
29 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: H214

Anne H would stay here again

“Great getaway to nature”

Reviewed Jun 29, 2015

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We paid the senior rate and had a large, level pull thru site. Lots to do here - hiking, ranger led activities, visitor center, views along skyline drive, a lodge with restaurant and gift shop, etc. We loved that the Appalachian Trail was just a couple of campsites away! It was very quiet during the week and completely full on the week... more

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NealysOnWheels

35 Tiffin Allegro Red 34QFA
2010 Honda CRV
31 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: F202

NealysOnWheels would stay here again

“Nice location and sites - no internet”

Reviewed May 11, 2015

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We stayed her for 5 nights in site F202, a pull-through site. Our site was huge and level, with lots of room between sites. Most sites in the campground are back-ins. About half of the sites are level, many are best suited for tents only. There is zero cell service in the campground itself, but you can walk 5 minutes to the amphitheate... more

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TWO PEAS AND THE POD: BIG MEADOWS CAMPGROUND (VA)

SCORECATEGORYCOMMENTS 1-2-3-4-56-7-8-9-10 scenery Another nicely wooded campground 1-2-3-4-56-7-8-9-10 privacy Not much between sites but most are nicely spaced 1-2-3-4-56-7-8-9-10 c...

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Shenandoah National Park

It’s no secret that we love national parks. So when I realized how close we were going to be to Shenandoah National Park, we knew we wanted to visit. After we left Richmond, we had an easy 2-hour d...

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

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