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Mathews Arm Campground

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Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

We arrived at this campground after 9pm. A little worried about being able to register for a spot. The ranger at the north entrance of Skyline drive was very helpful. We got there in the rain pretty late and registered fine. Everyone was friendly. The campground and bathrooms were clean. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because...

1Thank JDemaria
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We decided to plan a last minute camping trip here and had a great time. We got a walk on tent-only spot around 11 pm on Friday night, and spent Saturday hiking and listening to Ranger Talk, and on Sunday we went to the Silver Line Caverns. I wish we were able to stay longer! Also, an FYI to future...

2Thank Emily D
Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We spent 3 nights here and really enjoyed our trip. The rangers were all friendly and professional, we had a great site, and the bathrooms were kept very clean, but do keep in mind that there are no showers or hot water. When we arrived at the campground, I was allowed to switch sites to one that had a bear...

2Thank Katrina S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Almost hesitant to write this review for fear of the place filling up when we want to go! The campground is really nice. Very clean. Bathrooms are clean, although no HOT water and no showers. Toilets are flush and they have cold running water and heated hand dryers. The surrounding hiking trails are beautiful. The reserve-able campsites tend to be...

Thank Rhonda L
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I have been to MUCH better campgrounds run by the NPS. The sites are close together and it's pretty much a set up your tent wherever you feel like it at your site. There is a picnic table and fire slab for grilling. We stayed here as a place to sleep while hiking/climbing in the park for 2 days, so...

1Thank Christina D
Greenbush, VA
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We spent two nights here. Compared to Big Meadows and Loft Mountain, Mathews Arm is more crowded - less spacious sites. Friday night the camp was not full, Saturday night it was - more people walking by, folks talking later into the night. But for $15/night? You cannot beat it. Restrooms are near and clean. We had plenty of room...

1Thank Melissa R
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice campground to take kids and for families, but I would not recommend for couples seeking solitude. There are kids everywhere starting at sunrise which is great for families with children. There are no showers. There are some nice hikes nearby. The nearby waterfall hike is much better in the spring and a trickle in the...

1Thank Captain_Random
New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Went for a quick 2-night camping/hike/sightseeing around the Shenandoah area and stayed in one of the non-generator sites. The campsite was clean and well kept, and the bathrooms clean compared to other non-private campgrounds I've been to. The tent pad was nice and neat, and the fire pit was well kept, also. Frequent patrols from the camp hosts and the...

2Thank Jeush J
Schaumburg, Illinois
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

We pulled into the park at 8pm and the ranger pointed us to Matthews arm Campground - should still be a lot of sites available. We got there and selected a site without a problem. However, we had two tents and there wasn't really enough room (B83). We managed it though. The facilities were clean and convenient. We wished we...

2Thank Onthego60193
Ashburn, Virginia
Reviewed 19 November 2014

One couple made woopie at 2am, 20 campsites discussed hearing it over coffee in the morning. Seems some of the children thought it had been a racoon. Point being, the campsites are quite close together. Good for a get together or boyscout troop. Not so great if you're trying to get away from it all. We went because they accept...

8Thank Hartless63

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Additional Information about Mathews Arm Campground

Address: Mile 22.1 Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
Region: United States > Virginia > Shenandoah National Park
Number of rooms: 179
Also Known As:
Mathews Arm Campground Hotel Shenandoah National Park
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“All the campsites are good.”
CentralVAHarp, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“find out if your site is at the bottom of a hill or not, bc if it rains, that could suck.”
curi0usg, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The generator free zone.”
katrinas192, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We like the B loop sites best. The reservable sites on the C loop not great. If you need to reserve, go for one in the A loop”
rhondal806, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Make sure your camp site has a fire ring if you plan on having a fire. Avoid B070 because it only has a concrete slab with a grate”
TheCasualCook, 30 Oct 2014 | Read review
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