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About the Campground

Big Meadows Campground is located at Milepost 51 on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, approximately two hours from Washington, DC. With more than 200 campsites, Big Meadows is a family oriented campground with access to hiking trails, ranger led programs, and concessionaire facilities. Campsites include a place for a tent or RV, a fire ring, and a picnic table. The RV dump station is located approximately one-half mile from the campground. Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis during the spring and fall shoulder seasons. Shenandoah National Park includes 300 square miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the southern Appalachians. The park rises above the Virginia Piedmont to its east and the Shenandoah Valley to its west. Two peaks within Shenandoah National Park, Stony Man and Hawksbill, exceed 4,000 feet. Popular activities include hiking, driving the scenic Skyline Drive, and observing wildlife. MORE INFORMATION: Information is available at the park website at For recorded information on park facilities and programs, call 540-999-3500. Books and guides are available on-line at The Park Headquarters mailing address is Shenandoah National Park, 3655 US Hwy 211 East, Luray, VA 22835. This is not the location of the campground.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Amphitheater
  • Comfort Station
  • Firewood
  • Ice
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Telephone


Peak Season
May 04 2010 -
Nov 07 2010
WALK TO $20.00
Walk In Season
Nov 08 2010 -
Nov 27 2010
WALK TO $17.00

Alerts and Important Information You are responsible for knowing park rules and regulations. A limited summary is provided below. More detailed information can be found at RESERVATIONS: Reservations may be made up to six months in advance of your arrival, but no later than two days prior to your arrival. FOOD STORAGE: Black bears and other wildlife inhabit the area. Food and coolers must be stored inside your vehicle. Regulations applying to the storage of food and garbage are strictly enforced. HOOK UPS: There are no RV hook-ups at any park campground. An RV dump station with potable water is available. GENERATORS: Generator use (60 decibel limit) is restricted to 8AM to 10 AM and 4PM to 7 PM. Sites where generators are prohibited, regardless of time, include all group sites, all walk-to sites, and sites A058 through A070 and B105 through B120. QUIET HOURS: Quiet hours are in effect from 10 PM to 6 AM. SITE LIMITS: A maximum of 2 tents and 6 persons are allowed per site. ENTRANCE FEE: There is an entrance fee of $15 per vehicle (valid for 7 days) to enter Shenandoah National Park, in addition to camping fees. CHECK IN: Always check in at campground office prior to occupying your site. After hours, follow posted directions. Questions or late arrivals, call (540)999-3231.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 16 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Big Meadows
Campground Phone: 540-999-3231
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Harrisonburg, VA

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More About Big Meadows Campground

Big Meadows is a campground located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -78.43306 latitude, and -78.43306 longitude into your GPS device.

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