Very nice campground. No hookups but generators are permitted during specific times. Lots of pull through sites nicely spaced. My site was level but I selected a poor location near the dumpster area. I'll know for next time. Pay showers $1 for 5 minutes available. Wood was $5 plus tax. Concession managed by vendor - not park staff. Plenty of hiking opportunities, wildlife viewing and good location on the Skyline drive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful campground. I can't wait to go back. The tent sites were in the middle of the woods and very well kept. The showers at the main office where clean and the walking trails on Skyline Drive were beautiful. We camped here in a Tent.
Nice park. Has lots of trees, need to be creative to get a satellite signal. Nice to see the deer each morning and night. No cell service, but you can drive to the picnic area and get full Verizon service. Fresh water available and a dump station with rinse and fresh water fill up. We would come again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent park in terms of size and levelness of site. Sites are all asphalt paved. Not all are level. But ours was this time. This is our second time here with motorhome. Discovered that there is free Wi-Fi in the lobby of the on site lodge hotel. Cafeteria food at visitor's center is walking distance, good, and affordable. Best online reservation system. Sites are shaded. No hookups, but nice to be in the actual park on top of the mountain. Rangers strictly enforce max # of campers which is 6 per site, 2 vehicles per site, and 2 tents per site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of several campgrounds along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. It's about 15 miles south of the Thornton Gap entrance to Skyline Drive. The camping area is large and attractive, with generator-free and tent-only sections. No hookups, but there is a free dump station about 1/2 mile away. You will see deer and other animals while you are there. This is bear country, so food left outside will be confiscated by the rangers. Cell phones do not work here, but will work at the nearby Big Meadows Lodge. There's also Wi-Fi at the Lodge. Showers are pretty far up the hill from the bulk of the camping sites, and require 4 quarters for 5 minutes. There's no warning before the time runs out, so keep a waterproof watch on, or bring extra quarters! On weekends the campground fills up and there are lots of smokey campfires. During the week in late September, it was pretty empty and quiet. RV sites are very reasonable for most rigs, but really large motorhomes (40 ft and longer) may have to be selective about the site they pick. Most sites will require some leveling. There is a gas station, cafe, visitor center, lodge, amphitheater, and store and at Big Meadows. No diesel fuel. Luray is the nearest town with services, about 50 minutes drive (approx 35 miles). Overall, Big Meadows is a great spot from which to explore Shenandoah National Park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an excellent park, well-maintained and peaceful. The sites all have paved parking areas and grassy spots for tables, tents, fires, etc. The showers are a long walk or a short drive and are $1 for 5 minutes (which felt more like 3 minutes) but the cost of getting water up the mountain and dealing with waste water is expensive. The dumpsters were emptied regularly, and the hosts were friendly and knowledgeable. We were there over Columbus Day weekend and the weather was perfect; the campground was full both Friday and Saturday nights, so book early for busy weekends. The only point lost is for our particular site (E118); it was spacious but the most unlevel site we have ever dealt with. It sloped both side-to-side and downward; we did not have enough leveling blocks to make it level and we carry PLENTY of blocks. It was just a function of the location of our site; other sites looked fine. Overall a great campground; we will go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The pull throughs are paved and are adequate for a 30' TT and tow vehicle. It was very easy to level both side to side and front to back. It was hot when we arrived but there was a nice breeze all night with cool temps. It was buggy sitting outside so take the insect repellent. The only place for potable water is at the dump station. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great park for dry camping, big rig friendly a lot of pull throughs and spaced out for privacy. The only drawback might be the showers are a drive if you need them, other than that we will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very well kept campground with very good privacy. The rangers are very personable yet professional. The drive to campground is on Skyline Drive and is very scenic. With the Appalachian Trail next to the park, there is plenty of hiking opportunities. The only downside is that the showers are located a significant distance from the campground sites and cost $1 for 5 minutes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects Federal Handicap Access Pass rate of $7.50 per night (50% off). We camped here for 12 nights and really enjoyed it. However, most sites are very un-level and are backwards (your awning will be on the wrong side unless you drive the wrong way in like we did). Lots of wildlife to see in the camp... deer, birds, snakes, bears, wolves, etc. Bath houses are small but adequate; showers are at the camp store and cost $1 for 5 minutes. Laundromat is available and very inexpensive to use. Church services are held each Sunday morning at 9:30 in the amphitheater. Cell service is spotty at best; TV reception was good with just an antenna. It is 20 miles to town, 41 miles to a Walmart so come prepared. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place to come. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My new favorite place to camp. Bluebirds, goldfinches, peeping frogs, pleasant little border of green around each site hides the neighbors from view. Sunrise and sunset were both breath-taking. Meandered a bit on Appalachian Trail. We want to go back soon. We camped here in a Tent.
It is a very nice NP campground, fairly large, well separated sites. It seemed the more level sites were in A Loop, where we were, next time we will bring the toad, as the amphitheater, Camp store & showers were quite a walk away. The only real problem was, all the sites on the inside of a loop, (left side of the road), are backwards, you have to get turned around, & go the wrong way into your site, to get your awning on the right side. But all in all, a great relaxing weekend away from the constant upper 90 degree heat. We'll be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall this campground is nice. Our biggest complaint was the toilet and bath facilities. The Men's restroom on our loop had only one stall toilet. This is the largest campground on Skyline Drive for goodness sake! At the camp store, the Men's bath house had only one working shower for the entire weekend. As it is now, I would not stay here again. There are better choices. It's time for updated facilities at this National Park campground. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
A beautiful campground. Lots of trees, shrubs and grass. Very quiet. Large, private sites. Lots of deer and rabbits. Raccoons can be a problem. One tried to steal the graham crackers off the picnic table while we were sitting around the fire making s'mores! No hook ups, but the dump station was nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent campground for big rigs. Easy access. Loops A and B are best for big rigs, most level and large sites. Loop C very unlevel. Super large driveway and grass area at almost every site. No hookups. Very beautiful and nature at its best. Feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. All roads and pads are paved. Lots of birds singing, no traffic noise. Access to Skyline Drive via Rt. 33 very easy. Park Rangers all very nice, no problems. Rate per night is excellent for what you get. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fantastic NPS campground, and a remarkable escape just 2 hours outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area. I agree with the other reviewers....quiet, remote, natural feel no matter what time of year. We've camped here many times over the years, usually in tents. Now that we're in a trailer, I do wish they had a few full hookup or at least electricity sites available.... but the tradeoff is worth it. Many great day hikes within a short drive. If staying for a longer period in the park, recommend splitting time between here and Big Meadows, which is also fantastic and offers even more close-by day hike opportunities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
No hookups, but who cares. This place is awesome anytime of year. We've camped here in the spring, summer, and fall and are never disappointed no matter the weather. Reservations are easy online but usually some spots available b/c of no-shows. Can not recommend this place enough. (Also Big Meadows is just as awesome!) We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
I stayed here for the Labor Day 2007 weekend in a group site. There was allot of confusion with park staff whether I booked a regular site or a group site. I showed them my reservation noting a group site with up to 15 people with 3 cars. It's funny that with all the confusion the marker by the road at this site said Group site. There was only parking for two cars and the reservation said I was allowed three. They asked me to park my third car at a nearby site. This was a major pain since all food has to be put in cars at night. My site was beautiful and cozy but very unlevel for tent camping. It would also never work for a popup. The parking spaces were very small. This campground is much quieter than Big Meadows. We originally looked at big Meadow but decided on Loft Mountain because of the group site availability. We camped here in a Tent.
Great park! Quite large for a NPS park but really well laid out so you aren't camping right on top of each others. They has a lot of really secluded tent sites but they are a bit of a hike if you take a lot of equipment like we do when we tent camp! The RV sites are nicely wooded and fairly well separated, too. Lots of great hiking. Nice ranger programs nightly during the summer. Showers are only available at the camp store which is a little bit of a walk from some of the sites. We camped here in a Tent.
If you like rustic this is the place for you. Roads throughout campground are all paved. Site was large, level, shaded and fairly isolated. Ours wasn’t, but pull thru sites are available here. Rest rooms were modern and very clean. Our site was near the restroom and the exhaust fan was rather noisy, so keep that in mind if you are looking for absolute quiet. The best part of the trip was all of the wildlife. Deer everywhere, also spotted skunks, vultures and a family of wild turkeys. Kids really enjoyed the Ranger Programs, they were well prepared and very informative. Overall a great place to come and escape your everyday routine. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
OK, I admit we are " resort " people and prefer the upscale resorts versus the rustic CG's. But we found a hidden gem on Loft Mtn. If your looking for a great quiet getaway, you need to check out this NPCG. It sits on top of Loft Mountain and provides you with some amazing views. Even during the 4th of July weekend we found it to be quiet, peaceful and stress free. We had deer wander right through the camp sites and it added even more to the overall enjoyment. If your in a big rig like we were (40 ft. quad slide) try the sites on "A" Loop. There are several pull thrus there and they offer you a great deal of privacy. No need to worry about mud or dirt as the park roads and camp sites are all paved. The Skyline Dr. trip was uneventful. Just take it easy and watch for deer. They are everywhere up there. We cannot wait to get back here and camp again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a quiet and peaceful park, with deer wandering all about. We had a site on the edge of a high cliff, with a view out over the valley far below. Very nice. Our site was situated right on the AT, so hiking is possible right out of your door. Pay showers and a camp store are available, but no electricity. The generators were loud at times and run far too long by fellow campers. The sites are large and pretty private. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a wonderful campground! This is truly a way to get back to nature - while we were sitting at our site 3 deer walked right by - what a treat for the kids! There are no hook-ups but the sites are paved (most are pull-thrus) and it's very quiet. Our site was level. They don't take reservations but as long as it's not a holiday weekend, the ranger said that you'll probably be ok. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
On top of the world! Beautiful and clean. Better have a dual battery on the RV cause
there's no elec. ;) Nice and peaceful. If you want a CG that's relaxing this is it. If you want waterslides, arcades, and mayhem you'll have to look elsewhere.
Plan to go back yearly! We camped here in a Truck Camper.
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I love Loft Mountain! Wonderful programs put on by the Park Rangers. We have been there four times this summer and never a negative experience. Campsites are designed to provide some privacy, but there is still ample opportunity to visit with your fellow campers. The wildlife is wonderful, lots of trails to hike, or just plain peace and quiet to enjoy! We camped here in a camper.