We went camping for 4 nights (9/10 - 9/14). We stayed at the walk-to site in the woods #47. The site wasn't quite level, so when we were trying to sleep we kept sliding down the hill in our tent. It was chilly in the evenings, much colder than we had expected. We had to wear extra clothes in our sleeping bags to stay warm. So be prepared for chilly nights if you go in September or later.
We had a picnic table and a fire pit, and the kids really enjoyed having a fire every night. The camp ground was well maintained. The bathrooms were close by and had a utility sink for doing dishes.
The showers were located near the entrance and cost $1 for a 5 minute hot shower. Firewood was available for sale for $5.25 a bundle, and a bundle would last us a couple of nights. We also loved that the Wayside store was only a 5 minute drive for those things you might have forgotten or if you wanted some hot food.
There were lots of campers with dogs. We also had our two with us. All the dogs were well behaved and it appeared that everyone picked up after their pet.
There were lots of trails to walk nearby. Plus, there were always plenty of deer to see in the mornings and early evenings.
We look forward to going again at some point.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offers 217 campsites with full ammenities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Meadows Campground Hotel Shenandoah National Park