RV and Campgrounds–––––
in Shenandoah National Park
RV and Campgrounds
The U.S. National Park Service operates four campgrounds in Shenandoah National Park – each with its own unique amenities and scenic surroundings. Most of Shenandoah National Park, including its wilderness, is open to backcountry camping.
Although Shenandoah National Park doesn’t have a campground that is just for RVs, it does have three campgrounds that will accommodate large RVs. Mathews Arm, Big Meadows and Loft Mountain campgrounds all have pull-through and deep back-in sites which most of the time can even handle an RV with a tow vehicle. Although we do not offer hookups, the campgrounds do have potable water and dump stations.
Shenandoah National Park 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)
Backcountry Camping Options
The Park has 196,000 acres of wilderness and over 500 miles of trails to explore. A free permit is required for backcountry camping. Most of Shenandoah National Park, including its wilderness, is open to backcountry camping. A free permit is required for backcountry camping.
Reservations are currently being accepted for Big Meadows, Loft Mountain, and Mathews Arm campgrounds. Loft Mountain and Mathews Arm Campgrounds have approximately 20% of their sites available by reservation and 80% available as first-come, first-served. Online reservations: www.Recreation.gov; or call 877-444-6777