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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Need I say more? Ditch your packed lunch and go to the Big Meadows Lodge for the Meatball Sub where the bread stays crispy! The pizza is great too, with many toppings to choose from! See bartender Jeb and add a speciality beer on tap or a Lemon Drop Martini!

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
1  Thank LivingOnJupiter
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Camped overnight. Great value at $20 per night. Our site had space and privacy from the neighboring sites. Big Meadows is at about the 60 mile mark on skyline drive so it is a great spot to get to trails and overlooks in either direction. The only thing is that the showers are $1.75 for 5.25 minutes. A little high in my opinion after camp site and entry fee into park.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank chrispanz
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Stayed here with my family (8 of us) for 2 nights, and it was fantastic. Stayed in the campsites furthest away from the registration point, as these were quieter and surrounded by more forest. Was an amazing 2 days, as from the campsite we saw chipmunks, deer, and black bears. Plenty of room for us to play frisbee whilst chilling, and a great firepit and table to use for cooking. Would definitely recommend staying in big meadows, washing and eating facilities were also very close.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

We have stayed at this campground for 3 years in a row and love it. Family friendly, clean, staff are very friendly and helpful. Shower area and laundry room super clean. They have a gate with a code for access to the campground and a code for access to the shower area and laundry room. The campground is right beside the river, we had our own rafting tubes and we just walked down the river bank and dropped in for a fun time on the river. Highly recommend.

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank wjk207
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Big Meadows campground is my favorite campground. It has a lot of sites and is set up in a way that really makes sense. I have camped many places all over the U.S. and this one overall is best, in my opinion. Shenandoah is a peaceful retreat from the busy, hot summer. We usually camp there in July or August and it is always cooler because of the elevation. My favorite loop is the first one-sites 1-14. They are right along the paved path that connects the campground to the wayside. The bathhouses are nice and you just have to be prepared with $1.75 for a shower (a tiny bit over 5 minutes). You can buy wood there and there is a camp store at the wayside. The lodge is beautiful and you can eat meals there if you prefer. The picnic area is pretty and you can walk on the Appalachian Trail near the picnic area/lodge. Lewis Falls trail is another pretty trail near the campground. Dark Hollow Falls is a short, steep hike near the Byrd visitors center. It has a beautiful waterfall and a lot of people like to swim or wade at its base. We have many other hikes we enjoy nearby. If you park at Milam Gap you can do the hike down to Rapidan Camp (President Hoover's "summer white house"). It is about a 4 mile round trip hike. Its very peaceful down at the stream and they sometimes have volunteers in the buildings that will give a tour and teach the history. We like White Oak Canyon trail as well. It has a beautiful waterfall at the end. Big Meadows is also nice because it seems that the people it attracts as campers are very polite and pleasant. We stayed last week and our second night camping all the sites around us were full. I thought for sure it would get loud later into the night. But once quiet hours started, everyone was quiet. Almost all other campgrounds I have ever stayed at, people tend to get loud, drink, etc. It is not the case at Big Meadows. It is just a clean, pleasant place. In the mornings, the birds are chirping and the sun rises fairly early. It is a really nice place to wake up. It seems to be best for us to come in on a Sunday evening. There is usually availability because the weekend people have already left.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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