Campgrounds & Recreational Vehicles

Park. Pitch. Ponder.

Most of Shenandoah National Park, including its wilderness, is open to backcountry camping. You can choose from four campgrounds in the park operated by the U.S. National Park Service. Each offers its own unique amenities and scenic surroundings.

A free permit is required for backcountry camping and gives you access to 196,000 acres of wilderness and over 500 miles of trails. With the Shenandoah River, Shenandoah Valley and town of Luray just a few miles from lodging, camping, waysides and other park facilities, Shenandoah campgrounds are an ideal place to plant your stakes.

National Park Service Campgrounds:

  • Mathews Arm Campground (mile 22.1)
  • Big Meadows Campground (mile 51.2)
  • Lewis Mountain Campground (mile 57.5)
  • Loft Mountain Campground (mile 79.5)

For more information on campgrounds and backcountry camping, visit the National Park Service website.