Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground)

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia



Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Phone: (434) 823-4675

Sites: 202
Recent Rate: $15 10/2012

Latitude: 38.2515271146875
Longitude: -78.6670446395874

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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32 Reviews

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USMCRET

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Another wonderful campground in a beautiful national park! Much has been written already about this campground, so my comments will focus on our particular campsite, which was E118. This campsite was the only reservable big-rig capable site available when I made our reservations. We discovered why when we got there (I wish I had read more of the reviews, as the issues with this site are covered by at least one other reviewer). To cut to the chase, there isn't a level spot anywhere on this site. It's not just a little out of level, but a lot! I used every 2X10, every Lynx leveler, and every inch of travel of the hydraulic jacks we had to level up our 40ft motorhome, but I still could not get it level front to back. The bottom edge of our front bumper was at least 2.5 ft off the deck. The last step out of the motorhome was a doozy! I wish I could post a photo here because our motorhome looks like a 737 rotating for takeoff. I was able to get it level enough that it wasn't uncomfortable, and we were only going to be there two nights, so we stayed. Otherwise, I would have moved somewhere else, even if it meant leaving the campground altogether. In my opinion, E118 is not a suitable campsite for a tent or a large TT or MH, and Recreation.gov should not list this particular site as big-rig friendly . Perhaps a pop-up or a small TT would work better. Regardless, I still give the campground a very high rating because it is such a wonderful place overall. We will be back again, again, and again. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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User2759

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Very beautiful. So nice to be where there is little commercialism. Good space between sights. Saw a bear. Had a view of the valley. Well stocked camp store within a half mile. Easy to walk. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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janezp

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an excellent park, well-maintained and peaceful. The sites all have paved parking areas and grassy spots for tables, tents, fires, etc. The showers are a long walk or a short drive and are $1 for 5 minutes (which felt more like 3 minutes) but the cost of getting water up the mountain and dealing with waste water is expensive. The dumpsters were emptied regularly, and the hosts were friendly and knowledgeable. We were there over Columbus Day weekend and the weather was perfect; the campground was full both Friday and Saturday nights, so book early for busy weekends. The only point lost is for our particular site (E118); it was spacious but the most unlevel site we have ever dealt with. It sloped both side-to-side and downward; we did not have enough leveling blocks to make it level and we carry PLENTY of blocks. It was just a function of the location of our site; other sites looked fine. Overall a great campground; we will go back. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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catchtanya

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed this park for just a one night stay while passing through on our way home. The park is nice and well kept but is very busy. The sites feel isolated, but the crowd noise reminds you that it is not. I caution people on the "pull thru" sites. We had problems in a site in the B loop getting in (and out) in our 24' motor home. I would call ahead if you are in a big rig and reserve a spot that way. We ended up in E94- Nice spot and close to a bath house for restroom facilities. Generator hours are limited, so keep that in mind if you have a medical need that would require longer use. Over all it is a nice park and we would stay here again. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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shenandoahvalley

Review Count: 65
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $7.50
Overall Rating:      

The pull throughs are paved and are adequate for a 30' TT and tow vehicle. It was very easy to level both side to side and front to back. It was hot when we arrived but there was a nice breeze all night with cool temps. It was buggy sitting outside so take the insect repellent. The only place for potable water is at the dump station. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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monaco cruiser

Review Count: 217
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park for dry camping, big rig friendly a lot of pull throughs and spaced out for privacy. The only drawback might be the showers are a drive if you need them, other than that we will be back. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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cat's meow

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Very well kept campground with very good privacy. There are numerous pull throughs to make parking your RV easy. The drive to the campground is on Skyline Drive and is very scenic. With the Appalachian Trail next to the park, there is plenty of hiking opportunities. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Chave

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Very well kept campground with very good privacy. The rangers are very personable yet professional. The drive to campground is on Skyline Drive and is very scenic. With the Appalachian Trail next to the park, there is plenty of hiking opportunities. The only downside is that the showers are located a significant distance from the campground sites and cost $1 for 5 minutes. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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TeamMiller

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Love, love, LOVE this part of the park! We tent camped, many times. Best area of the park. The bathrooms are clean. Coin-op showers. Beautiful views! Easy access to the Appalachian trail. Some tent sites are downhill. Plenty to choose from. You can even check out the sites before you choose. Super awesome bear-proof boxes make it convenient to store food. Camp store is fully stocked, except for feminine products. But they sell beer and wine! A++ all the way. The only downside was some Park Ranger gave my husband a hard time entering the park. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Tent.

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bukhrn

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

It is a very nice NP campground, fairly large, well separated sites. It seemed the more level sites were in A Loop, where we were, next time we will bring the toad, as the amphitheater, Camp store & showers were quite a walk away. The only real problem was, all the sites on the inside of a loop, (left side of the road), are backwards, you have to get turned around, & go the wrong way into your site, to get your awning on the right side. But all in all, a great relaxing weekend away from the constant upper 90 degree heat. We'll be back. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Marysue was there

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

My new favorite place to camp. Bluebirds, goldfinches, peeping frogs, pleasant little border of green around each site hides the neighbors from view. Sunrise and sunset were both breath-taking. Meandered a bit on Appalachian Trail. We want to go back soon. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Tent.

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RV Outreach

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects Federal Handicap Access Pass rate of $7.50 per night (50% off). We camped here for 12 nights and really enjoyed it. However, most sites are very un-level and are backwards (your awning will be on the wrong side unless you drive the wrong way in like we did). Lots of wildlife to see in the camp... deer, birds, snakes, bears, wolves, etc. Bath houses are small but adequate; showers are at the camp store and cost $1 for 5 minutes. Laundromat is available and very inexpensive to use. Church services are held each Sunday morning at 9:30 in the amphitheater. Cell service is spotty at best; TV reception was good with just an antenna. It is 20 miles to town, 41 miles to a Walmart so come prepared. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place to come. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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cyberiankhatru

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall this campground is nice. Our biggest complaint was the toilet and bath facilities. The Men's restroom on our loop had only one stall toilet. This is the largest campground on Skyline Drive for goodness sake! At the camp store, the Men's bath house had only one working shower for the entire weekend. As it is now, I would not stay here again. There are better choices. It's time for updated facilities at this National Park campground. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Tent Trailer.

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univmd

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent campground for big rigs. Easy access. Loops A and B are best for big rigs, most level and large sites. Loop C very unlevel. Super large driveway and grass area at almost every site. No hookups. Very beautiful and nature at its best. Feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. All roads and pads are paved. Lots of birds singing, no traffic noise. Access to Skyline Drive via Rt. 33 very easy. Park Rangers all very nice, no problems. Rate per night is excellent for what you get. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Amber Noteware

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful campground. Lots of trees, shrubs and grass. Very quiet. Large, private sites. Lots of deer and rabbits. Raccoons can be a problem. One tried to steal the graham crackers off the picnic table while we were sitting around the fire making s'mores! No hook ups, but the dump station was nearby. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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