Top Tent Camping near Harrisonburg, VA

Looking for tent camping near Harrisonburg? You can find tent campsites by type, including drive-in, walk-in, and even hike-in for a backpacking adventure. Each tent site offers quick access to one or more of Harrisonburg, Virginia's most popular destinations.

Best Tent Sites Near Harrisonburg, VA (26)

  1. 1.

    Hawk Nest Mushroom Farm

    6 Reviews
    10 Photos
    47 Saves
    Singers Glen, Virginia

    I grow mushrooms and sell them at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market. The camping area is about an acre and is beside the house. Park under a canopy of red cedar trees which are bug resistant so very few mosquitoes. Two fireplaces, first come first serve. No neighbors yet close to Harrisonburg. Free firewood. No curfews. Tent camping and conversion vans only. No RV's.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents

    $25 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Switzer Lake Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Switzer Lake Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Switzer Lake Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Switzer Lake Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Switzer Lake Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Switzer Lake Dispersed Camping

    2.

    Switzer Lake Dispersed Camping

    9 Reviews
    57 Photos
    379 Saves
    Brandywine, West Virginia

    This colossal lake is a sight to behold. The surrounding forested mountains appear to just drop into the lake, making for scenery reminiscent of majestic paintings by the late Bob Ross. The lake should be checked during migration and winter for waterfowl. At other times of the year, it could host great blue and green herons and, on occasion, a bald eagle or osprey may drop in to pick out a bass for dinner. The neighboring hillsides are heavily wooded and host many woodland birds. Pileated woodpeckers can be heard as their loud raucous call reverberates across the lake. American goldfinch twitter overhead and ruffed grouse and wild turkey stalk the roadsides. Careful exploration is sure to reward the butterfly enthusiast; tiger and spicebush swallowtail, question mark, silver-spotted skipper, and American painted lady have been spotted here. There is little reason to doubt why they frequent this site as Black Eyed Susan, milkweed, wild columbine, and Queen Anne’s lace abound.

    Note that because this lake serves as the main water supply for surrounding towns, swimming and gas motorboating are prohibited. Camping is restricted to areas further down Skidmore Fork Rd/Switzer Lake Rd with less accessible sites past the second river crossing. Be sure to secure any food overnight as black bears are known to frequent campsites in this area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Emerald Pond Primitive Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Emerald Pond Primitive Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Emerald Pond Primitive Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Emerald Pond Primitive Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Emerald Pond Primitive Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Emerald Pond Primitive Campground
  2. 4.

    #1 Rock Tavern River Kamp

    4 Reviews
    18 Photos
    288 Saves
    Luray, Virginia

    "Glamping at it's finest!"  "Vacation In the Round" alongside the beautiful, legendary Shenandoah River in Luray, Virginia. Campers all around the world, experience true serenity when you vacation in one of our ONE-OF-A-KIND YURTS! Offering tent sites and yurts!  #1 Rock Tavern River Kamp's riverfront campsite settings and yurts are just perfect for groups; relax with family and friends at this beautiful,  In addition we offer two totally primitive tentsites in the pines diagonally across the road from kamp.  The 1947 Rock Tavern Retreat cabin (luxury) is diagonally across the road from kamp.  Groups can reserve in advance the entire camp and cabin - special pricing.  #1 Rock Tavern River Kamp has on-site tubing,kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and local firewood is available.#1 Rock Tavern River Kamp is central to your camping vacation in Luray: you'll be hiking in GW National Forest within minutes! When you vacation at our camp, you're within **20 minutes of the entrance of Shenandoah National Park.**The famed Luray Caverns is within 7 minutes. Super convenient, the Walmart is a 10-minute drive from the#1 Rock Tavern River Kamp, and if you don't feel like cooking while you camp, Anthony's Pizza Delivers! Horseback riding just 12 min away.  Cooter's "Dukes of Hazzard" Museum is 15 min away.  River Hill Distillery is only 5 min- wine tastings, corn whiskey and bourbon all made on the horse farm.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents

    $45 - $225 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Shenandoah River Outfitters Camp Outback
    Camper-submitted photo from Shenandoah River Outfitters Camp Outback
    Camper-submitted photo from Shenandoah River Outfitters Camp Outback
    Camper-submitted photo from Shenandoah River Outfitters Camp Outback
    Camper-submitted photo from Shenandoah River Outfitters Camp Outback

    5.

    Shenandoah River Outfitters Camp Outback

    5 Reviews
    5 Photos
    261 Saves
    Rileyville, Virginia

    Camp OutBack has 25 wooded campsites under a canopy of hardwoods and white pines. Each site accommodates up to 10 campers and includes a picnic table, a charcoal grill and fire ring.

    The campground borders George Washington National Forest and has a walking trail to the Shenandoah River (1/4 mile). You can drive to boat landings within 1/2 to 1 1/2 miles. Camp OutBack is 10 miles from Luray and in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley close to Shenandoah National Park.

    Facilities: There are restrooms, hot water showers, firewood for sale, a small camp store at the Shenandoah River Outfitters which offers canoe, kayak, raft and tube rentals. (No electric at sites and no dump facilities. We are not set up for RV’s)

    Rates: Each site is $32.00/night minimum — for 1 to 4 persons. Each additional person is $8.00 per person per night with up to 10 persons per site. (Children 8 years old and under are free)

    To Reserve: You can call in to reserve or reserve online. If reserved online, one person has to reserve and pay for all that are using the campsite.You will need to sign up as a group leader to have each pay separately. See more information on being a group leader here.

    Non-profit Group Rates–Mid-week (non-holiday)–for church, school and scouts-each site is $20/night minimum for 1 to 4 persons. Each additional person is $5.00 per person per night with up to 10 persons per site.

    We reserve a space for you but not a specific campsite. It is ‘first come, first serve’ on selecting a specific campsite from the ones that are not taken.

    Check in time on Saturday and Sunday is after 10 AM. Other days–8 AM

    Check out time on Saturday and Sunday is by 10 AM. Other days–by 5 PM.

    Camp OutBack is open from April 1st to the first weekend in November – weather dependent. Camp OutBack is just behind the Outfitter’s Store at 6502 S Page Valley Rd, Luray VA 22835

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $32 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hazeltop Summit Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Hazeltop Summit Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Hazeltop Summit Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Hazeltop Summit Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Hazeltop Summit Dispersed Camping

    6.

    Hazeltop Summit Dispersed Camping

    1 Review
    5 Photos
    5 Saves
    Syria, Virginia

    Back-country Permit Required - https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/bc-permit.htm

    Each year thousands of people spend a night or more in the Shenandoah’s backcountry. While visitors seek the backcountry for isolation, the cumulative actions of everyone in these areas can have dire effects on the resources we seek to enjoy. We can mitigate these effects by following Leave No Trace principles, as well as observing park backcountry regulations. The following regulations exist to keep Shenandoah's wilderness wild and untrammeled for you and for future generations of hikers and campers.

    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Laurel Prong Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Laurel Prong Trail Dispersed

    7.

    Laurel Prong Trail Dispersed

    1 Review
    2 Photos
    3 Saves
    Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

    A free back country camping permit is required: https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/bc-permit.htm

    Shenandoah National Park has 196,000+ acres of backcountry and wilderness and over 500 miles of trails to explore. Backcountry camping is, by its very nature, a primitive experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty and challenge of Shenandoah's wild side. Before you head out on your trip, however, be sure that you understand all of the information below so that you'll be prepared to safely discover a brand new world beyond the pavement!

    Each year thousands of people spend a night or more in the Shenandoah’s backcountry. While visitors seek the backcountry for isolation, the cumulative actions of everyone in these areas can have dire effects on the resources we seek to enjoy. We can mitigate these effects by following Leave No Trace principles, as well as observing park backcountry regulations. The following regulations exist to keep Shenandoah's wilderness wild and untrammeled for you and for future generations of hikers and campers.

    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Rock Campground

    8.

    Eagle Rock Campground

    3 Reviews
    26 Photos
    22 Saves
    Upper Tract, West Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Little Fort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Fort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Fort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Fort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork Shenandoah River
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork Shenandoah River
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork Shenandoah River
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork Shenandoah River
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork Shenandoah River

    10.

    South Fork Shenandoah River

    1 Review
    6 Photos
    41 Saves
    Rileyville, Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
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