Shenandoah National Park Big Meadows Campground
3.7 rating
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Address: Mile 51 Skyline Dr, Luray, Virginia 22835
GPS: 38.52853, -78.438893
Local Directions: Big Meadows Campground is located at Milepost 51 on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, approximately two hours from Washington, DC.

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-540-999-3231
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-365-2267

May 6 to November 13

168 RV Sites, 221 Tent Sites, 2 Group Sites, 221 No Hookup

Daily Rates: $17.00 - $45.00

Facilities & Services
Bathhouse / Restrooms, Dump Station, Hot Showers, Laundry, Water Spigots (non site)


All Ages, Pets Welcome

Max RV Length 100 ft
Reservable Group Sites

Group sites can accommodate 7-15 people at $45/night.
Total Sites221
RV Sites168
Tent Sites221
Group Sites2
Max RV Length100 ft
No Hookup (221)
Rental Units
Facilities and Services
  Hours Description Fees
Bathhouse / Restrooms  
Dump Station  
Flush Toilets  
Handicap Facilities  
Hot Showers  
Pay Phone  
Water Spigots (non site)  
  Hours Description Fees
Bird Watching  
Hiking   Appalachian Trail
Wildlife Watching   Black Bears, Deer, Skunks, Raccoons


Average Rating
3.7 star rating
Based on 3 reviews
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4 star rating
Don’t pass this one by
December 1, 2017
Most recent stay was June 23-June 26, 2017. We camped in a little rig, Tear Drop style RV, only 15' long w/o toilet or shower. We like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection. We rely on condition of campground's facilities near our site, so our critique is focused in that area.

We had reservations in Big Meadow Campground [recommended] and our site B107 was very close to the restroom [several placed throughout the camp]. It had flush toilets, sinks with luke warm water, and electrical outlets. The showers [private lockable rooms] were further away. The only one in camp near the entrance in vicinity of the check-in ranger station. Restrooms were cleaned twice a day [am/pm] but showers once daily [am] and they ran out of hot water every night due to full campground. It's best to take showers early am and bring extra quarters in case you can’t finish in allotted time. Each shower room was cheery and bright with modern fixtures. The walls and floors were full on tiled, had a bench and ample # of hooks for towel and clothes, but no rubber mats to keep feet dry when toweling off. Overall still a good experience using both facilities.

All roadways and sites are paved with mostly level sites though some are not and you’ll need blocks. This is a dry campground (no hookups) although there is ample # of water spigots near all restrooms.

We stayed here in a Teardrop Trailer.
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3 star rating
Great spot for chilling
Bob Vaughn
January 30, 2014
When stationed in Washington DC, we would leave after work on Friday and go to Big Meadow. We would only go in the winter when it was not open and the water was off. There was no fee and no grass. There were no tourists so we would have the park to ourselves. One winter we ran out of propane and was very cold. We were newlyweds then so we had our love to keep us warm. Our little dog would always let us know when there was a deer near by.

We stayed here in a Truck Camper.
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4 star rating
Big Meadows
October 17, 2009
We were here for 4 days in June '09, no hookups, but there are water spigots & bathrooms throughout the CG, showers are pay showers, and a dump station. There is a store/ restaurant, gas station and museum at the entrance.
We had one of the largest sites i've ever seen, we have a 30ft Class C with dolly & toad, and could have still put another rig the same size in front of it.
Most sites are wooded, lots of tent sites which include "bear boxes" at each one.
For those that aren't into Camping, there is a Lodge, and cabins.
A Great place to stay while touring or hiking Skyline Dr.
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