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477 Reviews of 54 Layside Estates, Virginia Campgrounds

MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

Beautiful but crowded

We arrived on a Friday to find that almost all of the campsites were full, though some campers had not registered. If you go— REGISTER. It takes all of two minutes and helps arriving campers figure out if there’s actually space.

It looked like a relatively nice site, except that the sites were…

  • ghost pipe!
SiteDispersed
Month of VisitJuly
K
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2021

Great, quiet, woodsy free camping

Beautiful, secluded spot in the woods with level campsites, fire rings, parking area for your car, and picnic tables (in some disrepair.) No amenities other than toilets and water pumps.

  • registration board
  • tent backdrop
Site8
Month of VisitJuly
M J.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2021

Wonderful location in Shenandoah

More quiet than the Big Meadows area (less people for sure!). Simple campground, with all you need to experience a wonderful time in Shenandoah. In the more northern area of the park, and we found that with a Thursday-Sunday time frame there was so many less people. Bathrooms are simple, and no…

  • One of the Shenandoah Overlooks
  • B125, across to bathroom
  • Bathrooms, spot across
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SiteB125
Month of VisitJuly
singinajf@aol.com The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2021

Convenient to Biking

We had a nice, spacious site with inconsiderate neighbors. The website says quiet hours are enforced but sadly there was no one to enforce them. There was one bathhouse that was fairly clean. They offer many seasonal sites and cabins. The best part was the convenience to the Western MD Rail Trail…

SiteP5
Month of VisitJuly
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Our New Homebase

We have lived in northern Virginia for over 30 years and never been to this campground until this month! Very nice campground with friendly staff and friendly campground hosts. Sites are comfortably sized and provide privacy as well as allow socializing. Restrooms are extremely clean and the…

Site42
Month of VisitJune
Geoff P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2021

15 nice flat sites

Free sites in a small loop not too crammed together. Easy dirt road access. Picnic tables and fire pits. 2 sets of pit toilets. Pretty disgusting at the moment. Think trainspotting. Mostly empty at the moment.

Site15
Month of VisitJuly
A
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2021

Awesome but COLD

We came the first weekend in April and it snowed. Being that you are at the top of the mountain, it gets COLD so be prepared. Otherwise, we had a wonderful time. Sites were great (bear boxes at each site), friendly rangers and wonderful views. I recommend getting a site in advance because the…

Month of VisitMay
Yvonne B.
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2021

I'll go again just for the showers

We tent camped there with 2 other families memorial day weekend. It rained the entire time but we still had a blast.

The best review I can give us of the bathrooms. They're with staying again alone. Locking doors, individual stalls. Hot dog. Best camping showers I've ever had.

Only draw back is…

  • Showers. There's two shower sites.
  • Locking door!!
  • Site 71. 69 is a good buddy site
Site71
Month of VisitJune
K
Reviewed May. 31, 2021

Great campaite

This is a small campsite but we had a lot of fun. There is a trail right next to the sites and they have a nice little picnic area as well that you can throw a ball around in. There are only 8 sites I believe that are first come first serve. There is no firewood on-site but there was a place on the…

Month of VisitDecember
Erin W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 29, 2021

Nice getaway location

Semi private & large tent sites. Medium size beach and dock to launch kayaks at. Fish weren’t biting for us this weekend!

Month of VisitJune
Heather The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 29, 2021

Bathhouse was nice and clean (August 2020)

The sites are nice but muddy; not very good drainage. The bathhouse was nice and clean. My friends and I chose this campground due to the lake- Randolph Jennings- and wanting to swim- the beach was closed due to COVID- the reason, they couldn't monitor people to social distance and wear a mask.…

  • This pond is strictly for fishing.
Month of VisitSeptember
Gary G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 26, 2021

Outstanding State Park!

With large, private sites this campground is perfect for camping!  We never heard from the neighbors and I don't believe our constant activity created a problem for them either.  The sites were made of crushed rock, very flat, and the RV sites included water, electricity, a picnic table, poles for…

  • Plenty of wildlife including deer, rabbits, snakes, and a multitude of lizards.  Not too buggy at all!
  • The Shenandoah River from a great view point in the park.
  • There are a couple of awesome fields that are very busy in the early morning and at dusk.
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SiteSite 11 in the RV section of the campground
Month of VisitJune
AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 26, 2021

Beautiful Shenandoah

Beautiful Shenandoah National Park.

We were tent camping with two young kids on site 93. Sites are hit and miss depending on what you’re looking for. Some are larger than others. 93 was fine except no trees to hang hammocks (which the kids were looking forward to) and the space for the tent was…

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Site93
Month of VisitJune
Darrel and Mary W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 24, 2021

Nice park

Nice quite park with plenty of space between camps.

Clean amenities. Pretty heavy rain that flooded some areas.

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Site5
Month of VisitJuly
Cindy  C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 22, 2021

Great for quick overnight

Abbey was very friendly and helpful. Check in was easy. Nice store on premises. Was led to my site and easy hookup. Five star if had sewer hookup. 😊

Site5
Month of VisitJune

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