Loft Mountain Campground – Shenandoah National Park, VA


This was our first destination campground as we toured the Appalachian Mountains for two weeks. Again, we arrived without reservations, but site choice and check-in was fast. The Park Ranger was very informative and helpful.

The campground is above average for a National Park. Mostly Pull-Thru’s capable of handling large units. The back-ins are all oriented backwards, so Fiver’s and Trailers should avoid them. Your table and fire ring will be behind your rig! Motorhomes can use them as a drive-in without problems. Most sites are very level, all are paved. Interior Roads are immaculate.

In fall when the leaves are gone, the views from many sites are incredible. The campground sits atop a mountain. Bathrooms and showers were nice, nothing great, but not trashy.

Deer and Bear are very common, use extreme caution with your food and coolers. Ticks can be a pest here, too. Make sure your pets are protected and check them (and yourself) several times a day. There’s a bright side, no Mosquitoes!!

The Appalachian Trail loops around the campground and there are several short trails to waterfalls, overlooks, etc. There’s lots of places to go on foot and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery.

Tent sites are nicely separated from RV sites and there is a loop designated as “NO GENERATORS”. I have a strong opinion about the use of generators. If you need electricity that bad…stay home! (See Future Reviews from me).

For this campground, I give the National Park Service a full five stars and I strongly recommend it. We are hardcore “Tree Hugging Dirt Kissers” and we loved this place.



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