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Loft Mountain Campground, VA

Perched on top of Big Flat Mountain, this campground offers some of the best scenic views in the entire Shenandoah National Park. As the largest campground in the park, Loft Mountain is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, providing a wilderness getaway in the historic Virginia...
Status: Open through Sat Oct 25 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Black bears and other wildlife frequent the area; visitors must follow food and garbage storage regulations
  • There are no RV hookups, but dump stations and potable water are provided
  • There is a $15 fee per vehicle entering the park
  • Upon arrival check in at campground office, after hours directions will be posted
  • First come, first served sites are also available
  • Visitors are responsible for knowing park rules, which can be found here
  • Unleaded fuel is only available at Big Meadows (milepost 51.2) Diesel and Propane are not available in the park.
  • Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Perched on top of Big Flat Mountain, this campground offers some of the best scenic views in the entire Shenandoah National Park. As the largest campground in the park, Loft Mountain is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, providing a wilderness getaway in the historic Virginia mountains.

Natural Features:

Shenandoah National Park includes 300 square miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the southern Appalachians. The park rises above the Virginia Piedmont to its east and the Shenandoah Valley to its west.

Loft Mountain's location on the mountain top offers campers sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the surrounding rolling hills and open meadows.

Recreation:

Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Some trails lead to a waterfall or lookout, while others wind deep into the forest and wilderness.

Trails to the Big Run Wilderness area are accessible from the campground, and pristine waterfalls are a common site along the popular trails.

Wildlife viewing is also a popular pastime, with black bears, wild turkey, deer, birds and countless other animals abundant across the park.

The campground is located right off of Milepost 80 on the famous Skyline Drive, which runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stunning views are available from any of the 75 scenic overlooks.

Facilities:

This expansive campground offers nearly 200 campsites, including sites that can accommodate larger groups. Picnic areas are provided, as well as modern conveniences like flush toilets, showers and dump stations, which create a comfortable camping experience.

Nearby Attractions:

Several visitors centers, bookstores, restaurants and exhibits are scattered throughout the Shenandoah National Park. Click here for more information.

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GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Tue Jul 28 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Wed Jan 28 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Wed Jan 28 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 09 2014 Sat Oct 25 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • First Aid Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Laundry
  • Picnic Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 09 2014 -
Oct 25 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $15.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $35.00-$50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.26056, -78.65528
38°15'38"N, 78°39'19"W

From Washington, D.C., metro area, travel west on Interstate 66 to exit 43A. Take US Highway 29 south approximately 55 miles to Ruckersville, Virginia, then take US Highway 33 west to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive Swift Run Entrance. Follow Skyline Drive south approximately 15 miles and turn left into the Loft Mountain area. Follow the signs to Loft Mountain Campground.

From Richmond, Virginia, area, travel west on Interstate 64 to exit 99 for Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive. Take Skyline Drive north approximately 25 miles and turn right into the Loft Mountain area. Follow the signs to Loft Mountain Campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Loft Mountain Campground

  VA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (434)823-4675
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