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Address: Skyline Drive, Milepost 51, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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History AND Nature, what else could you ask for?

We took the guided tour on the bus. If you have the foresight to book it, do yourself the favor! Our guide was amazing she is also a high school history teacher so we had the VIP... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
BuffyNoelle
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We took the guided tour on the bus. If you have the foresight to book it, do yourself the favor! Our guide was amazing she is also a high school history teacher so we had the VIP experience. She gave us the history of the Hoovers as well as the property, she offered a new perspective and really made us... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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225 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We booked a National Park Service tour a few days in advance. Even in October, there were only a couple of spots left. So in the summer, book early for a spot. Ginny our guide was excellent - very knowledgeable, had a passion for the work and took her responsibility of imparting good information seriously. She was one of the... More 

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London, England
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55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We decided to do this 2 mile hike to see Camp Rapidan after talking to the ranger at the visitor centre. It was well worth it and we were lucky enough to be shown around the Presidents cabin when we got there. Amazing to how things were in the that time with none of todays technology. The hike down is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

for $10 a person, you can't beat the value. You could hike out there but then you miss the history of the camp and the behind the scenes info you get on the bus ride out there. The ride is about 30 min both ways, and well worth it.

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Thank W S
Alexandria, Virginia
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I made a reservation online for this tour the night before our visit. Two of the three time slots were full, but we were still able to book 4 seats (out of 12) for the last tour at 2 p.m. on a busy weekend. We met our guide at the entrance to the Byrd visitor center. The total time for... More 

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1 Thank Diane B
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

It was a very interesting tour. Our guide was Ginny Browne. It was obvious that she loves history and did a great job bringing the history of the camp alive. We learned a lot about Mr. Hoover, the camp, and how it came to be. It was well worth the price of the tour. Be advised that you need to... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We parked at Milam Gap and descended along with the creek where we saw several waterfalls. The camp is well kept with a ton of placards describing the history of the site, so no guide is really needed. On the way back out, we took a longer hike which included taking the Laurel Prong trail to the Appalachian trail to... More 

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3 Thank EJSherbert
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We hiked to Rapidan Camp on July 30, 2016. It was our second of three hikes that day. We parked at Milam Gap. I wanted to walk from Big Meadow, but that is longer, and I was out voted. The hike was low moderate. Nice stream going down. Return trip is up. I was attracted by the history, and didn't... More 

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Milford, Delaware
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135 reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

There are two ways to visit Camp Rapidan. One way is to get on a park sponsored guided tour that drives you to the camp by way of the Rapidan Fire Road. You can ask the rangers at Byrd Visitor Center at Big Meadows for the pertinent information and to make a reservation. My son and I hiked to the... More 

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Ohio
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Did the hike to the camp in and out on Mill Prong Trail. Beautiful trail and loads of trilliums! Loved the hike and the camp. Would be great to go when rangers are there with the buildings open, but there are plenty of signs to give you the history of the area, too. A gradual hike and not difficult. Great... More 

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