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About Shenandoah River Outfitters Camp Outback

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

Price
$32.00
Operator
Private
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Shenandoah River Outfitters Camp Outback is located in Virginia
Latitude
38.7563 N
Longitude
-78.4317 W
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Directions
Directions from D.C. Area: Beltway 495 to 66W to Exit 43A at Gainesville. Take Rt 29South to Warrenton. (or take the next Exit 40 Haymarket to Rt 29South). Follow signs to Rt 211 W to Luray. At Luray, (Follow signs for Shenandoah River Outfitters), take 2nd Exit for 340 South Business, go one block. Turn right onto Rt 675-Mechanic St; go 4 miles(Bixlers Ferry Rd.); Cross the Shenandoah River- immediately Turn Right onto South Page Valley Rd–continue on South Page Valley Rd for 7 miles to Outfitters’ store at 6502 S Page Valley Rd on right. Camp OutBack is just behind the Outfitter’s store. App. 90 miles from Beltway. About 2 hours.

 From Richmond Area: 64W to Exit 136 Zion Crossroads-Rt 15 to Gordonsville -take 33 W thru Ruckersville to Elkton, 340 N to 211E; go 6 miles toward Luray. When see Rainbow Hill Gift Shop on right, turn next left on Rt. 652 (Airport Rd), follow to stop sign. Turn left onto Rt. 675(Bixlers Ferry Rd). Go 3 miles, Cross the Shenandoah River- immediately Turn Right onto South Page Valley Rd–continue on South Page Valley Rd for 7 miles to Outfitters’ store at 6502 S Page Valley Rd on right. Camp OutBack is just behind the Outfitter’s store. App. 3 hours, 125 miles From the West- Rt 81-New Market Area: Exit 264 at New Market onto 211 East. Follow thru New Market, over mountain. When see Rainbow Hill Gift Shop on right, turn next left on Rt. 652 (Airport Rd), follow to stop sign. Turn left onto Rt. 675(Bixlers Ferry Rd). Go 3 miles, Cross the Shenandoah River- immediately Turn Right onto South Page Valley Rd–continue on South Page Valley Rd for 7 miles to Outfitters’ store at 6502 S Page Valley Rd on right. Camp OutBack is just behind the Outfitter’s store. App 35 miles from Rt 81/Exit 264, 35 min. Directions to the Cabins Only: To the Larger River Cabins–Hook, Line and Sinker:
After crossing the River, immediately turn Right onto Rt 684, South Page Valley Road, go 1.5 miles to Fish Tale Ln on your right. There will be the 3 cabins-Hook, Line and Sinker. Shenandoah River Outfitters is 5.5 miles further down the road. (38.717879 -78.480534)[105 Fishtale Ln, Luray VA 22835] To Bella Vista Mountain Cottage:
After crossing River–turn right on Rt 684 (S. Page Valley Rd), go 6 miles, go pass sign for Shenandoah Lodge, to Mountain View Drive. Turn left, go to top of hill to house with the all glass front–#376. Bella Vista sign out front. Lock box by front door.

 Shenandoah River Outfitters is down the road (Rt 684) another 1/2 mile.(38.756794 -78.431267)

[376 Mountainview Ln, Luray VA 22835] The Outfitters’ Store hours are 8 AM to 5 PM April 1-Nov 1 or so. We have emergency numbers there, if needed. To the other Shenandoah River Cabins–Wood Duck, Blue Heron & Osprey cabins and Angler, Drifter and Paddler cabins: After crossing River–turn right on Rt 684 (S. Page Valley Rd), go 7 miles to the Outfitters’ store. Continue on this road to the cabins 3.3 miles (the road turns to gravel ). At the fork, go LEFT on RT 717, after 1.4 mile, you will see 4 cabins on your right and then on your right is Outfitters’ Circle and the Wood Duck, Blue Heron, and Osprey cabins. (38.793312 -78.405067)[108 Outfitters Circle, Luray VA 22835] Continue to Angler, Drifter and Paddler cabins 3 more miles down the road. You will go down a steep hill, pass by the river to the second house on the right and Paddlers Retreat Lane is on the right. There are the 3 cabins-The Angler, the Drifter and the Paddler.(the road deadends in 1/2 mile)
 (38.807343 -78.371744)[125 Paddlers Retreat, Luray VA 22835] 
Make sure you have the lockbox code or Call ahead (8 AM to 5 PM) for the lockbox code for the lockbox which is at your cabin’s door. Emergency phone numbers are on the door of the Outfitters store for nights. From April 1 to Nov 1, the Outfitters store is open 8 AM to 5 PM. 800-6CANOE2 or 540-743-4159. We do answer/return calls during the winter every day.
3 Reviews of Shenandoah River Outfitters Camp Outback
Kayakers welcomed

One of my favorite parts of Virginia. This place is great because they have a bus to bring you back up river after a day of kayaking. Clean facilities and a nice little store. Not recommended if you are looking for solitude.

Clean and well maintained but smaller than expected

I really liked this campground. Everything was clean and very well maintained, and the sites were actually pretty large. But the campground itself was smaller than it looks on the map.

Bathrooms were clean and never had an issue with having to wait for one.

First to Review
Great Hub for Camping, Hiking, Tubing.

This was a second trip to this campground, solely because I was hosting another group hiking/camping/tubing trip. The campground is solely for tents. Each site allows up to 10 people at a cheap rate of ~$8/person per night. Even with a full campground, bathrooms and showers were always available. The campground also doubles as a water tubing outfitter on the Shenandoah River. It's also in the heart the valley between prime east coast hiking areas (Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest). From the campsite, there is a 1/4 mile hike down to the river for a late night dip, which we all did under the full moon. Each site comes with a grill, table and fire pit.