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    Shenandoah NP

    Looking for ideas regarding which campground to plan to stay at while visiting Shenandoah NP. I will be there mid-week in September and plan to ride Skyline Dr. and camp for the night, maybe a short hike... Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Big Meadow, about the midpoint of the Skyline Drive is a good choice. There are gas, food, shower facilities, a camp store and a lot of shaded sites available. If you are over 62 get the Golden Age Passport. Last time I camped there it was about $8.00 per night.

    Matthews Arm is also a pretty site, but has minimal facilities. Sites are shaded and have nice tent pads. I like this stop on my way North.

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    Everything there is know about Skyline Drive

    http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisi...line-drive.htm

    If you have time do some of the Blue Ridge Parkway as well

    http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/

    Enjoy

    RM

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    Big Meadow is great, just make sure to get one of the outer sites overlooking the valley as the view at night is awesome. A big plus is that there is a convenience store right there. I've stayed at all of them and my personal favorite is Loft Mountain - lots and lots of outer spots with great views and a bit less trafficked than the others.

    Make sure to reserve in advance or get there early, the good spots go fast starting at about 3pm.
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    Thanks for the info. Loft Mt sound more my pace. I will be going North to South so I will probably check things out at Big Meadows and then plan to head to Loft. I appreciate the input!

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    Just checked out the maps - the last time at Big Meadow I had spot E178E (Ranger said it was one of the best in the place and I agree), the nearby ones on that side of the road were overlooking the valley, nice and not surrounded by other spots. At Loft Mountain I try to get one of A019, 21, 23, 25 to A027 - the ones on the western edge are nice too.
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