12 Parks near Stanardsville, Virginia
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
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
Aug 2016 - $26.00
Horrible. That's all I should write. Right next to the highway so come mornings it was loud with trucks/traffic. You'll only be able to use the big pool if they decide to staff lifeguards that day. If not, only their family can use it. That's hard to explain to your kids dressed and ready to swim when you get to the gate. Unprofessional! Yes - the regular pool was OK for the kids but when you see the big pool right there but can't go in, it stinks. Bathroom/Shower - really dirty. Cobwebs everywhere. Doors don't lock for stalls. Bought firewood at the "store" - damp. Wouldn't burn. Hmmmm...what else....save your time and money. Find another campground! We're avid campers so not picky. Tells you how bad it was. Never again. - Unhappy Camper1
Jun 2014 - $32.00
Not many level sites. The pool is the big attraction. It is fed by a spring right under the pool. Nice owners. Not very good cell service as it is in a very low spot, so no data cards work. - KED1950
Jul 2013 - $32.00
Owners very pleasant and busy with "community pool" and snack bar which they run in addition to campground and its pool. Campground is old, basic, and may not be too well maintained. We had been there only about a half hour, turned on a/c and blew a fuse in our RV. It had not been a problem elsewhere. With no one there to fix it, and a need to be able to run a/c, we left. The owner did refund half of our fee. We likely would not stay there again. - Faun
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
Jun 2016 - $10.00
Typical National Park campground, lots of nature, very quiet, spacious sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Most sites are not level, and very few are long enough for larger rigs. Campground roads are narrow, which makes backing in difficult, even if the site is long enough. No cell coverage. - Loki
Sep 2015 - $15.00
Great campground. I always see black bears at Loft Mountain. The NPS staff can be hateful and rude at times. Camp store is awesome. Weekends are full of folks from Northern VA who evidently have no concept of controlling their children. - InTooDeep
Oct 2012 - $15.00
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. - USMCRET
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
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
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Our site was a long, level pull through with some shade. All roads are gravel as are the sites. Some sites could use some more gravel but overall not bad. Staff was helpful and friendly. Saw the chickens but they were not a problem. Utilities were good including the cable. Bathrooms and laundry were in good shape. - MarkandMarty
Jul 2016 - $55.00
No WiFi and no hot spot. Chickens were allowed to free range thru out campsites, so watch where you step, even at your own door. Paid $55 a night, felt like I was overcharged. - billl2099
Jul 2016 - $22.00
This park was so peaceful. The people who worked here were helpful. Chickens and a rooster visit your site. - Chicabunny
Aug 2016 - $20.00
We have been camping here for ten years. In those years we have seen the new campsites, yurts and some cabins built as well as the general store and two pools.
Many of the reviewers have mentioned coming into the park in the dark. Just don't do it. It is true, in the dark the road signs are hard to read. Easy to do in daylight.
Poor internet is the biggest drawback to this park but using our booster works well.
We have often told other RVers that this is one of our favorite parks ever as a family who has camped for 30 years. What we have seen during our July 2016 stay is that cut corners in service and maintenance are showing. I still recommend staying for the large, well-equipped sites, the views and the amenities. - 12858
Jul 2016 - $20.00
This is one of our favorite campgrounds. The sites are all concrete with outdoor sinks and gas grill. CATV is good. WIFI was spotty. There was hardly anyone in the campground. Very quiet. Free washer and dryers! - jrhaze
May 2016 - $20.00
Rate is Coast-to-coast Deluxe for an Elite site. The Elite and deluxe sites have concrete pad and huge concrete patio with real table and chairs, gas grill and sink. All the concrete is nice when it rains a lot like it did on us. Excellent site other than most sites have a pretty significant slant to them potentially requiring extra leveling effort. Utilities worked fine. WiFi worked fine. Verizon signal iffy. Easy to get in and out of campground. Roads are all paved. It was tight with 40ft fifth wheel and long truck getting in/out of actual site due to light post and decorative fence with a narrow road limiting swing room.
Regarding the $100 charge, it is only a preauth to validate credit for incidentals like if you charge to your site at the restaurant. It feel off in the usual 3 days. We were asked if we wanted to do the "sales pitch" for a gift but there was no pressure, simple question, no big deal. Service was outstanding, facilities are very nice including multiple pools, fitness center, free laundry, etc. Maybe the nicest resort we've stayed at in 6 years full-timing. - cwier
Aug 2016 - $52.00
Very clean restrooms and showers. Tight turn into and out of campsite. Nice place for a stay or an overnight. - PLitzel
Jul 2016 - $47.00
We stayed here for a long weekend while visiting Monticello. It was only a 2o minute drive over there which was super convenient. The campground is close to the highway and easy to maneuver on the lower ground sites; never went to the higher elevation sites that are up the hill.
All of the hook-ups were at the back end of the site and the sites were a bit close together. Bathrooms were clean and nice but you have to walk up a hill to get to them. Pool was great and has a fun splash area for kids. I liked the overall openness of the area and everything appeared to be well kept. Some of the campers were partiers and we noticed drinking with some folks being loud. Our second night, there were visitors from outside of the campground with 3 loud cars that did "donuts" in the field across from us. I was nervous they were going to run into our truck at 11:15pm at night. This was just after the nightly entertainment ended, which was a band that played way too long. Quiet hours are not early enough and there is no one that we saw from the campground riding around to check on things. It's a shame, because we really liked the area for future visits and the campground was nice, but the party atmosphere was a turn off for us. - Campin Cramers
Jul 2016 - $52.00
This park is rather unusual in that it has two very different sections. The lower section is where we stayed for just one night. We were in a pull-thru, which was convenient, but it wasn't long enough for our 35' motorhome and Jeep. The sites are very close together, like our neighbor's picnic table was practically under our window. I would not want to stay there for more than a quick stop. I walked the steep hill up to the upper section, and that is in the woods and very pretty. It seems to be the place for longer term campers, and the steep grade up may not be for everybody. If you like group activities, you will like the pool and the very large lawn where people can meet. - dbcordello