Lewis Mountain Campground, Shenandoah
Mathews Arm Campground is currently accepting reservations for July and August 2016. No additional reservations are available beginning, due to the start of a scheduled major rehabilitation construction project of the campground sewage system. Currently, the end of the project is scheduled for mid-April, 2017. Reservations will resume upon receipt of a firm completion date from the contractor. Your patience and understanding over the course of this much needed project is appreciated.
Opening and closing dates vary from year to year and are subject to change at any time.
Mathews Arm (mile 22.1) is the nearest campground for those entering the park from the north. It is next to a nature trail and the trail to Overall Run Falls, the tallest waterfall in the park. Elkwallow Wayside, with camping supplies and food service, is two miles away. $15 per night. Group sites are available and can be reserved up to one year in advance. Generators are prohibited at all campsites.
Big Meadows Campground
Big Meadows (mile 51.2), though secluded, is near many of the major facilities and popular hiking trails in the park. Three waterfalls are within walking distance; the Meadow, with its abundant plant growth and wildlife, close by. $20 per night when on the reservation system and $17 per night during late spring and early fall. Group sites are available and can be reserved up to one year in advance. Generators are prohibited at all campsites.
Lewis Mountain Campground
Lewis Mountain (mile 57.5), the smallest campground in the park, appeals to those who want a little more privacy without venturing deep into the backcountry, yet it is within seven miles of the popular Big Meadows area. 31 sites; $15 per night, first-come, first-served only.
Loft Mountain (mile 79.5), the largest campground in the park, sits atop Big Flat Mountain with outstanding views to east and west. Two waterfalls and the trails into the Big Run Wilderness area are nearby. $15 per night. Group sites are available and can be reserved up to one year in advance. Generators are prohibited at all campsites.