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Top Equestrian Camping near Nellysford, VA

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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Nellysford, VA (5)

    Camper-submitted photo from Big Meadows Campground — Shenandoah National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Meadows Campground — Shenandoah National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Meadows Campground — Shenandoah National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Meadows Campground — Shenandoah National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Meadows Campground — Shenandoah National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Meadows Campground — Shenandoah National Park

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    Big Meadows Campground — Shenandoah National Park

    111 Reviews
    365 Photos
    899 Saves
    Stanley, Virginia

    Overview

    Secluded in the thick trees and rolling hills of Shenandoah National Park, the Big Meadows Campground is the ideal spot for an outdoor family getaway.

    Recreation

    Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Some trails lead to a waterfall or viewpoint while others wind deep into the forest and wilderness. Big Meadows is near many of the major facilities and popular hiking trails in the park. Three waterfalls are within walking distance, and the Meadow, with its abundant plant growth and wildlife, is an ideal nearby attraction.Wildlife viewing is also a popular pastime, with black bears, wild turkey, deer, birds and countless other animals thriving in the park.The campground is also located right off the famous Skyline Drive, which runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stunning views are visible from any of the 75 scenic overlooks.

    Facilities

    Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Some trails lead to a waterfall or viewpoint while others wind deep into the forest and wilderness. Big Meadows is near many of the major facilities and popular hiking trails in the park. Three waterfalls are within walking distance, and the Meadow, with its abundant plant growth and wildlife, is an ideal nearby attraction.Wildlife viewing is also a popular pastime, with black bears, wild turkey, deer, birds and countless other animals thriving in the park.The campground is also located right off the famous Skyline Drive, which runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stunning views are visible from any of the 75 scenic overlooks.

    Natural Features

    Shenandoah National Park spans 300 square miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the southern Appalachians. The park rises above the Virginia Piedmont to its east and the Shenandoah Valley to its west. The scenery at Big Meadows Campground never disappoints, with a stunning array of colors in the fall and a blanket of bright wildflowers in the spring. This green and shady campground is a wilderness paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (540) 999-3231.

    Nearby Attractions

    Two visitor centers with bookstores and exhibits are located in the park (milepost 5 and milepost 51). Byrd Visitor Center is a short one mile walk by either trail or sidewalk if you choose not to drive. There are concession managed restaurants, gift shops and lodging facilities scattered throughout the park. Big Meadows Lodge and Restaurant is a 5 minute walk from the campground and Big Meadows Wayside is located beside Byrd Visitor Center.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Changing Reservations:____ There is no change fee if a visitor extends or shortens a reservation, as long as the change includes dates from the original reservation. Additionally, there is no change fee if the visitor wants to switch sites that are the same price with the same reservation dates in the same facility.____ If a visitor wants to switch dates that are entirely outside of the original reservation dates, there is a $10 change fee.____ If a reservation is made that includes dates beyond the maximum booking window, that reservation cannot be changed until 18 days have passed from the original booking date.____ Once a reservation date has begun, visitors cannot change a reservation using the online system or through the Call Center. Onsite staff will assist with changes or cancellations.______ Cancellations:____ Visitors may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation.____ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's approved rate including tax and applicable add-on. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.____ Visitors who cancel a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days prior to arrival date will pay a $10 service fee AND forfeit the first night___s rate.______ No-Shows:____ A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date.____ No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.______ Early Departures:____ Visitors are requested to notify staff at the facility if they depart early to allow others to use the site.____ If the visitor chooses to depart early, they may forfeit the approved rate and applicable tax and applicable add-on for the day of departure. If a visitor departs prior to the scheduled check-out date, they may be eligible for a partial refund. Visitors may notify the Recreation.gov call center to request a refund of remaining unused nights. If a visitor requests a refund for an early departure after the facility check-out time (10 am) has passed, the visitor will not be refunded for that night and is eligible for a refund on any additional nights that will not be used.______ Refunds:__ Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Visitors may also initiate a refund request through the call center at any time after their reservation has ended.____ Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay.____ For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.____ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.__

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground
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    Shenandoah Crossing, a Bluegreen Vacations Resort

    10 Reviews
    72 Photos
    93 Saves
    Somerset, Virginia

    Located on over 1,000 acres of rolling hillside and lush pasture lands that encompass a scenic 60-acre lake, Shenandoah Crossing Campground and Resort is the perfect place to stay for those who love the outdoors. The resort combines an old country estate and horse farm with acres of wilderness in a pristine area that lies just beyond the Shenandoah Valley. Enjoy the rustic elegance of a 2- or 3-bedroom cabin featuring full kitchens and baths, fireplaces, master bedrooms, balconies and porches, and separate dining and living areas.

    For a slightly more exotic, stay try a 1- or 2-bedroom luxury yurt stay. Furnishings include four-poster beds with plush linens, flat-screen TVs, elegant bathrooms and fully-equipped kitchens, all with central heat and air. Stay in an open-plan yurt with one bed and pullout couch or a 2-bedroom unit, plus pullout couch. Outside, you'll also enjoy a large wooden deck area with summer kitchen.

    Shenandoah Crossing also features state-of-the-art RV sites with furnished patios and summer kitchens; some even offer personal hot tubs and stainless steel barbecue grills.

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

    $50 / night

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      James River State Park Campground

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      2 Saves
      Greenway, Virginia

      Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the park features rolling grasslands, quiet forests and beautiful views, as well as 3 miles of shoreline along the James River. Visitors can hike, bike, canoe, kayak, fish or tent camp on the banks of the historic river or at Branch Pond

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
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      Graves Mountain Farm Campground

      5 Reviews
      126 Photos
      46 Saves
      Syria, Virginia

      Campground by Shenandoah National Park

      1800 Acre Farm to Play On

      Campground is 7 acres on the Farm

      2 Mountain Streams

      2 Fishing Ponds - no license needed

      18 Miles of Trails

      A mountain Higher than Old rag and another with a tougher, rockier ascent/

      Seasonal Pool - fee payable $10 pp per day in 2023

      Free-form Camping - no assigned places

      You get to make your own world

      Pet Friendly - on leads please

      No hook-ups, sorry

      Fees

      Adult to 15 yrs - $12 per person per night

      14 yrs to 6 yrs - $6 per person per night

      5 yrs and under - FREE

      Horses - $10 per horse per night

      30 Activities and Events

      1. Hiking
      2. Farm Animals show and tell - Sat and Sun, egg collections, pet pigs, goats, calves, sheep
      3. Terrific Road Biking - easy to killer ascents
      4. Terrific Mountain Biking including a laid out "killer" trail surrounding the campground
      5. Hiking - easy stroll to really tough
      6. Horse-back Riding Tues- Sun
      7. Horse riding lessons - Tues - Sun
      8. Pony Rides - Tues - Sun
      9. Nature hike - Sat at 11AM
      10. Guided hikes
      11. Trout Fly Fishing - two streams and two ponds
      12. Fly fishing lessons and guide
      13. Fri open mike night at Main Lodge campfire
      14. Sat Bluegrass on the Mountain Porch - Smokin' Trout Trio
      15. Seasonal Pool - huge
      16. Swimming Hole on the Rose River, opposite the Campground
      17. Massages
      18. Yoga - mainly weekends, no every one, though
      19. Wellness weekends with Jenn of In True Nature
      20. Farm to Table Dining at the Farm Restaurant
      21. Bluegrass Jams - six time a year
      22. Bluegrass Music Festival with Kids and grownups activities
      23. Harvest Festival - first three weekends in Oct, pick your own as long as crop is on trees
      24. Peach Festival - third Saturday in July
      25. Fishing Heritage weekend - for young folks to learn to fish - 1st Saturday in April
      26. Halloween - the haunted packing shed, Trunk or Treat
      27. Santa - first three Saturdays in Dec.
      28. Christmas Fair - second Sat in Dec - at the Market, Deli & Tackle
      29. July 4th - music and fire-works - for our whole county and right over the campground
      30. Horse Trail Riding Get- togethers
      31. Vineyard Visits to our Partner - just over the hollow.
      32. Market- Deli-Tackle on site
      33. Our own fresh ciders, hard cider, preserves, apple butter and apple sauce.
      34. Games room.
      35. Volleyball court.

      And the Campground, itself

      • 7 acres of meadows on the 1800 acre Farm - expanding to 55 acres on busy weeks.
      • Please stay within signed areas as the size of the campground changes according to festival events 
      • Free-form make your own place
      • No picnic tables
      • No fire ring - make your own from river rocks at field edges
      • Please return the rocks so that we can mow without breaking the blades
      • Wood - collect from forest or buy down at the Market-Deli & Tackle
      • Water spigots up front - excellent moubtain well water, tested.
      • Small electrical supply up front - for devices only
      • Porta-toilets and pit toilets
      • Wet toilets, sinks and showers are usually available down at the bathhouse in the DORM area behind the packing shed opposite the Market
      • Fiber Optic WiFi- that allows for Cell service calling and receiving - even without cell service - up front. Get password at bulletin board, Market or Main Lodge
      • Cell phones - connect to your network via our WiFi both to call out and receive calls. We are remote so no cell towers available
      • Open 24 hours - at night please be quiet when arriving at setting up
      • Dog Friendly - on leash, please
      • Old Rag Hike- 6.5 miles to the back entrance (Weakley Hollow/Berry Hollow Fire Rd and Old Rag Shelter |10.5 miles to Nethers/Front Entrance.
      • White Oak Canyon Hike - 6.5 miles up our back hollow road
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      • RVs
      • Tents

      $12 / night


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