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Visiting Shenandoah National Park

The Shenandoah National Park area is an intriguing place to visit for those interested in the history of this region and the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountain system. Many people choose to camp near Shenandoah National Park to truly experience the natural beauty of all four seasons. Although the scenery and views from the overlooks are impressive year-round, they are most amazing in autumn, when the fall foliage is truly spectacular. Shenandoah National Park is long and narrow and both the 105-mile long Skyline Drive and The Appalachian Trail take visitors through the park. The park has four entrance stations along Skyline Drive, from north to south they are Front Royal, Thornton Gap, Swift Run Gap, and Rockfish Gap. There are two visitor centers, Dickey Ridge is near the northernmost Front Royal Entrance and the Harry F. Byrd Visitor Center is between Thornton Gap and Swift Run Gap around milepost 51.
Numerous hiking opportunities offer a variety of options for different levels of difficulty, distance and starting location. There are hikes featuring waterfalls, scenic overlooks, geologic formations and opportunities to see the wilderness and wildlife.

Shenandoah has several great waterfall hikes accessed from Skyline Drive and the best water flow is in the springtime after snow melt off. Check the hike duration and difficulty to plan the best experience for you. It is a good idea to check for exceptions first, but most hikes are pet-friendly so your dog can also enjoy the trek. Dark Hollow Falls is a great hike if you only have a short amount of time in the park. Whiteoak Canyon Falls, South River Falls Trail, Rose River Falls Loop, Doyles River-Jones Run Loop are several of the popular waterfall hikes in the parks. Other great hikes in Shenandoah National Park are the Old Rag Mountain Hike, the Stony Man Mountain Hike, Mary's Rock Summit Trail and Limberlost Trail.

Experiencing Shenandoah National Park, in the Southeast Region

Only 75 miles away from Washington, D.C., a visit to this park is a calm and serene break from the action in the metropolitan area. Deep below the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can visit the Luray Caverns, a designated National Natural Landmark site. Admission to this popular cavern near Shenandoah National Park also gives you entrance into The Car & Carriage Caravan Museum, Luray Valley Museum and Toy Town Junction. Another National Landmark site nearby is Grand Caverns, in operation since 1806 and considered to be the oldest operating show cave in the United States.

Whether your camping style is a preference for staying in an RV, a tent, a cabin or even a more deluxe glamping cabin, there are several KOA campgrounds near Shenandoah National Park to accommodate your needs. When you stay at a KOA, you will enjoy conveniences and amenities to make your visit truly comfortable.

Things to Do and See in Shenandoah National Park

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Appalachian Trail Hike

2

Bearfence Mountain Hike

3

Big Meadows

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Dark Hollow Falls

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Dickey Ridge Visitor Center

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Elkwallow Wayside

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Fox Hollow nature walk

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Gooney Run Overlook

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Grand Caverns

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Harry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center

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Hawksbill Mountain Hike

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Hogback Mountain Overlook

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Lands Run Fall Trail

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Limberlost Trail

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Luray Caverns

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Mary’s Rock Summit Trail Hike

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Old Rag Mountain Hike

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Overall Run Hike

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Pinnacles Overlook

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Rapidan Camp

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Rose River Falls Hike

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Skyline Drive

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Whiteoak Canyon Falls


Things To Do In Shenandoah National Park

Keep an eye out for scenery from the Shenandoah National Park Area Featured in these Films:
A Walk in the Woods
Virginia’s Blue Ridge, McAfee Knob on the Appalachian Trail
What About Bob
Locations around Smith Mountain Lake

Nearby Attractions to Shenandoah National Park

Luray Caverns

Shenandoah River State Park

Stony Man Mountain Hike

The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum

Virginia Museum of the Civil War



KOA Campgrounds Near Shenandoah National Park

With over 500 KOA campgrounds in the United States and Canada, you'll find 3 KOA campgrounds near Shenandoah National Park.
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Harrisonburg / Shenandoah Valley KOA

12480 Mountain Valley Road, Broadway, Virginia

Camping near Shenandoah National Park At The Harrisonburg / Shenandoah Valley KOA

Welcome to the Harrisonburg/ Shenandoah Valley KOA! We are located four miles directly off I-81, Exit 257. Enjoy the beautiful winding road through the countryside that brings you directly to our campground. Our very friendly staff is excited to meet you and help in any way we can in our one-of-a-kind campground that offers a variety of campsites. Trash pickup is included with your site, as well as high speed free WIFI with no passwords! Follow us on Facebook for campground updates and weekend activities and events!

Being in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley has its perks. We are just miles away from the Shenandoah Valley National Park, which is home to the historic Skyline Drive and gorgeous fall foliage, a must see when visiting the Valley. We are also located minutes away from Massanutten Ski and Waterpark Resort, Civil War Battlefields, antique stores, wineries, breweries, Harrisonburg's historic downtown, caverns and wonderful hiking trails. Our staff has even more attractions hiding up their sleeves, come visit with us to find out more. All in all, there is a lot to see and so little time, so book your stay today!

Limited services in off-season. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 90 feet. Your hosts: Sandy & Andrea Arnold

Harrisonburg / Shenandoah Valley KOA

Open All Year More Details

Camping at Harrisonburg / Shenandoah Valley KOA

* The directions provided are estimated, please confirm directions to and from the KOA to your destination.

Harrisonburg / Shenandoah Valley KOA Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 75' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/29 - 9/26)
  • Snack Bar
  • Propane
  • Fishing
  • Firewood
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park

Unique Amenities

Hours / Operation

Open All Year

RV Sites, Tent Sites

Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 12:00 pm

Accommodations, Deluxe Lodges and Kabins

Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 10:00 am

Contact

Reserve: 800-562-5406
12480 Mountain Valley Road
Broadway, VA 22815
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Charlottesville KOA

3825 Red Hill RD, Charlottesville, Virginia

Camping near Shenandoah National Park At The Charlottesville KOA

Thomas Jefferson's magnificent Monticello is a big draw here, and so is the woodsy Charlottesville KOA in the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills, where dogwoods bloom in spring and hardwoods blaze with brilliant fall colors. It's just a half hour to Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway for stunning vistas, hiking trails, cave tours and waterfalls. Visit a trio of historic sites: Monticello, Highland (home of James Monroe) and Michie Tavern, where a costumed staff serves an 18th-century lunch. Also tour Jefferson's lovely University of Virginia campus and Walton's Mountain Museum, which recreates some of the real John Boy's life. Try tubing and rafting on the nearby James River, enjoy a wine tasting at a local vineyard or dine in downtown Charlottesville. Back at KOA, enjoy the pool, sports field, game room, beaver pond and pedal karts. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 65 feet. Your hosts: Bryan and Ashley.

Charlottesville KOA

Open Mar 13 - Nov 15 More Details

Camping at Charlottesville KOA

* The directions provided are estimated, please confirm directions to and from the KOA to your destination.

Charlottesville KOA Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 65' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/26 - 9/4)
  • Propane
  • Fishing
  • Firewood
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park

Unique Amenities

Hours / Operation

Open March 13 - November 15

RV Sites, Tent Sites

Check-in: 1:00 pm, Check-out: 12:00 pm

Accommodations

Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Contact

Reserve: 434-296-9881
3825 Red Hill RD
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Luray KOA

3402 Kimball Rd, Luray, Virginia

Camping near Shenandoah National Park At The Luray KOA

The Blue Ridge Mountains seem to roll on forever from the vantage point of this wonderfully rural yet convenient campground, nested atop a high hill above the Shenandoah Valley. Cruise along the famed Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, just a few miles away, or explore the park's countless hiking trails. Nearby outfitters rent canoes and tubes for floating the Shenandoah River. This KOA is close to Luray Caverns and offers easy access to several Civil War sites, including New Market Battlefield State Historical Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The campground's spacious grounds include shady sites, a pool and a ball field. Pool: May 21 - September 16. Max pull thru: 85 feet. Your hosts: Erich and Shulamit Schumacher.

Luray KOA

Open Mar 15 - Nov 17 More Details

Camping at Luray KOA

* The directions provided are estimated, please confirm directions to and from the KOA to your destination.

Luray KOA Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 70' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/25 - 9/30)
  • Snack Bar
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Firewood
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park

Unique Amenities

Hours / Operation

Open March 15 - November 17

RV Sites, Tent Sites

Check-in: 1:00 pm, Check-out: 1:00 pm

Accommodations

Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Contact

Reserve: 800-562-2790
3402 Kimball Rd
Luray, VA 22835
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