21 Parks near Madison, Virginia
Jul 2016 - $10.00
Typical National Park campground, lots of nature and space around the sites, but no hookups and few sites are long enough for big rigs. Roads are narrow, making it difficult to back in with a long trailer. No cell coverage in the campground. - Loki
May 2015 - $20.00
This park is pristine with unbelievable views. The wife and I had been here many years ago before kids, so we decided to go back this time with them. The evening nature programs are excellent and the rangers are very polite, educational, and helpful. There is no electricity, and we provisioned a supplemental solar panel on our rig which worked just fine. We left on our 4th day as planned and still had 65% charge left on our single group 24 battery. I wish more people had a clue, it smells and sounds like an LA freeway during mid-day as everyone fires up their gas guzzling generators. Fortunately, we spent our days hiking and exploring the bountiful plenty that Shenandoah has to offer. The wildlife was the highlight of the trip as deer and bear are easily seen. - hojo70
Apr 2015 - $19.00
This is one of my favorite campgrounds. We spend a good deal of time on the AT in Shenandoah and this campground is such a nice respite. Here's what I like:
- It's lovely, on the side and top of a mountain and the sites are mostly in at least partial shade. It's also very quiet, and people are there to camp, not party.
- There's one of the best camp stores EVER on the way in. Blackberry milkshakes... Nuff said.
- The RVs are pretty well away from the rent campers. Good for everyone. The tenter aren't in the way of the RV folks, RVs don't have to worry as much about disturbing the tent people, generator noise, etc, and the tent campers don't have to be around all the big RVs. Win win.
- all the tent sites have a bear box, an even, flat tent pad area, grill and fire ring.
- there's secure trash areas within easy access, as well as bathhouse facilities an easy walk from every section
- the Rangers and staff here are helpful, professional and non obtrusive
It's so close to the trail, it's impossible to run out of breathtaking sights and fantastic hikes. It's truly a hiker and nature lovers paradise. You get people up here who are here to appreciate the natural beauty of the area, not a bunch of crazy locals looking for a party spot.
The last time we camped here we had some excitement. Keep in mind you are up on a mountain and the weather can change in a snap and get pretty crazy. Within seconds, we watched a cold dark fog roll in, then the temp dropped about 20 degrees and it proceeded to violently storm, resplendent with torrential downpours, loud thunder and frequent and impressive lightening. We huddled snug in our tent most of the night as it passed through. Pretty scary, but if you come up here remember that's what you might be signing up for.
Really beautiful campground. - Metaphormidable
Jun 2016 - $53.00
Stayed one night with my two kids (10,6). The amenities were great for them and they enjoyed everything including the pool, jumping pillows, Pitt putt, and outdoor movies. Restrooms / bathhouses were very clean. We were there mid week so not crowded at all. Campsites seemed appropriately spaced. Only issue is amenities may be available +/- 30 min of posted opening times. Very minor feedback ... We had a great time and will be staying here again later this summer! - Art Copeland
Aug 2015 - $102.00
We met with 4 other campers here for our Club's Grandparents' Week. We ended up paying $200 more to have a golf cart. The park has lots for kids to do, including many activities. I rate it high for that. The dog park, however, is a sorry sight. There is no grass, it has poison ivy and is very small. That was a huge disappointment given they have so much ground and everything else is so nice. - Margie S Heiler
Jun 2015 - $80.00
Great busy place! Water slide,horseshoes, fishing, tons of activities. Didn't like the cart rental fees, but liked that you had to be a licensed driver to drive them. Boathouse clean, deluxe cabins a blast.staff friendly and helpful. Recommended for a few night stay so you can do everything! - DeuceNiner
Jul 2016 - $56.00
Very nice rv park but expensive. WiFi does not work at the camp site, had to walk down hill to a hot spot. - billl2099
Jul 2016 - $64.00
We arrived on June 30, 2016. Upon checking in the the staff was very accommodating. I was given a map of the campgrounds which indicated our site #. The grounds are kept up and the lawns are mowed and cared for. No weeds, no underbrush. The site was level and cared for. We had a problem with the water spigot leaking but when we called about it, it was taken care of with in 15 minutes. Anytime, day or night it was very quiet. I would recommend this campground to one and all. It is on my list of return campgrounds. - Stedy
Jun 2016 - $65.00
This campground is very well maintained and landscaped. I like the dog run (and so does my dog). There is plenty of open space for kids to run around and play in. The scenery can't be beat, the Massanutten mountain on one side and Skyline drive on the other. The staff was very friendly and pleasant. Our site looked out over a farmer's field and out to the mountains in the distance. The hookups worked very well, no issues with power or water. Sewer worked as expected. The site we had was very level. Picnic table/patio area was very nice, right outside our door so that it could be covered by the awning. The other campers are very friendly as well. There are some seasonal campers but not many, they are also on the other side of the campground. The pool is very nice.This is my favorite campground. We will be returning here again in the fall. - Tim W
May 2013 - $15.00
Thirty paved sites, tables, fire pits/grills. Golden Age Passport give 1/2 off price. No Reservations. First come sites, but other than holidays, you should be able to get a site if you arrive between Sunday PM and Thursday AM. Dumpster, and one water spigot available near site 4. Restrooms have hot water, but no showers. Location: N38° 26.3796'; W78° 28.7078' Great visit. Spent 13 days. - Tom SKP
Jun 2010 - $15.00
We stayed at the Lewis Mtn campground for only one night. This location has both cabins and a small campground. If your looking for rustic this is the place. No hook-ups or dump station, just peace and quiet. The sites are all rather small, catering to tents and the smallest of trailers. Most sites are fairly close together, with not much understory between them. Our site was in the middle of the loop, but we did have some privacy due to the fact we had no neighbors. Camp host was very friendy and a wealth of information. Wildlife galore in all areas surrounding the campground. Saw two bear, so keep you foodstuff stowed away. Big Meadows complex is only 5 miles away so food and fuel are close by. Overall a great little campground. Almost forgot to mention, you cannot reserve a site here, FCFS (First Come, First Served). - florida08
May 2009 - $15.00
Lewis Mtn. is the smallest of the campgrounds on Skyline Drive, and caters to tent campers and hikers. Very friendly hosts who kept each site tidy. We spent one night here, then moved into one of their heated cabins later in the week when the weather turned nasty. It's a good choice if Big Meadow is unavailable. - Flying Mantis
Jul 2016 - $60.00
A beautiful, relatively new, quiet & peaceful campground along the south fork of the Shenandoah River, surrounded by picturesque mountains. Helpful reservation process. Lots of forms to sign at check-in regarding our understanding of campground rules. Well equipped campstore at entrance. RV spots are in an open, grassy field with a gravel surface on each level site. Pull-thrus & back-ins available. Not any shade as planted trees are too young. Full hook-ups well placed & worked. No Wi-Fi, but strong Verizon & AT&T signals. No cable. Tent sites, mostly with shade, are along river. One bathouse, which was very clean until the end of the day when campers came in to wash off sand from the river. The grounds are meticulously groomed, with lots of walking & golf cart trails. Golf carts are available for rent at the campstore & helpful for getting around as the grounds are vast & it's quite a hike to some of the open spots on the river. We were a family group of assorted ages, 12 to 73, and there were activities appealing to all of us, including the 4 dogs. Walking, swimming, fishing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, or just sitting still enjoying the scenery, amazing sunrises & sunsets. A definite repeat for our annual family camps. - Safe Trip
Oct 2015 - $38.00
We loved this quiet, beautiful campground. It sits above the Shenendoah river with mountains surrounding it on 3 sides. This park is only 5 years old but they have done an excellent job of making large, level sites with full hook ups, beautifully mowed walking/ biking trails, a nice small playground and lovely primitive tent sites right on the river. They rent golf carts which can be used on the trails to the river as well. They have two small ponds for catch and release fishing and during the warm months you can swim, tube, canoe, or fish from the Shenandoah. Very friendly and helpful workers with a nicely stocked camp store. Peaceful and secluded, just outside of Luray, but only 5 minutes to Walmart. We stayed for a week and loved it. - Jeni
Oct 2015 - $38.00
Arrived at park after exact GPS routing. Owner was very helpful and informative when acquiring reservations, which made the actual registration process upon arrival very easy. Easy access, graveled leveled sites, great utilities, quiet, low night lights, few trees, security gate and views. Will return when visiting Shenandoah NP Skyline Drive that is 20 minutes. - RJourney
Sep 2015 - $8.00
The park is in a beautiful and quiet area. A few of the sites on the ends of the rows had more privacy, but most sites did not afford any privacy. There are no services here, and no showers, but there is potable water near the dump station. There is no wifi, and I was able to get att cell service (but not verizon) with an antenna, for brief periods here and there. Generator use is restricted to two hours in the am and three in the late afternoon. There are miles and miles of great hiking trails. The biggest problem I had with this park was that there were only a handful of nearly level sites, and none of them are reservable. Many sites had sharp level differences both front to back and side to side. - KAP99
May 2013 - $15.00
Lots of sites. Some you must reserve and other that are first come. One half price with Golden Age Passport. Nice restrooms, no showers, but dump/water station. Spent six days. - Tom SKP
Oct 2010 - $15.00
This park was nice because nobody was ther;, if this park was full which on weekends it is, I think you would feel like you were camped on top of each other. The sites are somewhat side by side with no barriers in between. We would stay here again outside of the peak season. - monaco cruiser
Jul 2015 - $30.00
This campground, in my opinion, looked like it was once a very nice campground. But now, it looks like it has fallen on hard times. About 60 sites, some have W/E/S. There was trash all over my site. I had to take a black plastic trash bag and filled it half way with trash.
There were two travel trailers on each side of me. Both were dirty, run down, had pieces missing and hoses, cables, trash and insulation strewn all around them. The sewer line at my site appeared to be 'full'. I should have left right then. But I didn't. The 30A connection was on a weathered log, had no front plate, no containment box, no cutoff switch and was exposed to the elements.
The one positive that I will say about this campground are that both of the employees that I dealt with were very nice, though they did not appear to agree with my observations, offer solutions nor apologize for the condition of the park. Unfortunately, I can't go back to this place nor can I recommend it to anyone else. - User3064
Jul 2010 - $24.00
Camp is rather rundown and seems to be populated by full-time residents. No real amenities beyond a minimal swing set. Rusty water and filthy bathhouse. However, it was quiet. - guamaniac
Apr 2010 - $29.00
This campground is a diamond in the rough. The manager and maintenance man were both very friendly and helpful! This park was built 40+ years ago, with limited improvements but decent maintenance since. Consequently, big rig access is somewhat limited and may take some careful maneuvering. There are a few pull-through sites available, but getting a big rig into them may be a little dicey. The bathroom/shower facilities were clean but definitely show their age. There are a good number of long-termers here, but they were friendly and not rowdy. If you want to just kick back and relax, or want to visit the Culpeper area including any of the numerous wineries, this is a fine place to do it. - DB_Engineer
Mar 2016 - $46.00
Great wooded campground. Loved our stay. Nice clean shower and laundry well maintained. have a stock store and they sell propane. The owners and the staff of work campers are helpful and friendly. Can't wait to come back in June for a two-week stay. We love coming in October for there Halloween Haunt makes for a great weekend lots of good things going on in this campground during year. They have full hookups including cable TV. One of my favorite campgrounds. See you in June. - Jim Daniel
Mar 2016 - $49.00
We came in March. We arrived late after office closed, and left the next morning before office opened. (The registration material was left for us.) Very few others in campground, but still had a security gate. Shower okay. Nice area to walk dogs. Lot spacing was spacious and mostly shady. Site surface was gravel. - FrankRogers
May 2015 - $42.00
We have camped at this campground several times. That is to say their is no other ones around. The staff (owner-female) has been rude at times and comes across as just doing business and comes across as she doesn't care if your their or not. The campground road is in need of repair gravel and paved sections have holes and many puddles and mud collect, causing the rig to sway side to side. The exit loop has several large holes and wash outs on the turns. The sites at in need of some care. Mostly leaves and sticks on the ground. Not tidy for the price. The pool is there, but was not open on our visit. Water/electric/sewer all good. WiFi needs improvement This used to be a KOA. But not any more. - Viking009
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Great place to stay. Quiet at night. The back-in space was easy to get into even for an inexperienced driver. Only level spot found during a two week trip! - BaldGuy
Oct 2015 - $18.00
Nice setting, has RV/tent/standard cabin/deluxe cabin/caboose sites. Owner was very friendly and would drive by numerous times to make sure that everything was OK. Overall, I liked this campground and will probably return again someday. - User3064
Jun 2014 - $19.00
We spent several days in this park, which has great proximity to the Skyline Drive. Our pull-thru site was very large and pretty level. No WiFi here except at the office. Showers are odd pull-chain operations. Two sites across from us had 8 adults and 9 children. Very noisy. Lots of shade here which was good because the weather was warm. - MaineDon