About This Campground
Situated off of mile 57.5 of Skyline Drive, Lewis Mountain Campground is a popular option for Shenandoah campers who prefer a quiet, remote feel at their campsite. It is important to arrive to Lewis Mountain early in order to secure one of the 31 first-come, first-served sites, but campers promise…
Situated off of mile 57.5 of Skyline Drive, Lewis Mountain Campground is a popular option for Shenandoah campers who prefer a quiet, remote feel at their campsite. It is important to arrive to Lewis Mountain early in order to secure one of the 31 first-come, first-served sites, but campers promise the effort will be worth it. Once your site is secured, you are just minutes away from some of the best gems in the Virginia wilderness including hikes at Bearfence Mountain and Dark Hollow Falls.
Shenandoah National Park is home to over 500 miles of trails, including 180 miles which are open to horse use and 105 miles of the Appalachian Trail. As you make your way through the protected wilderness, designated overlooks provide sweeping views of the Shenandoah Valley. Keep your eyes peeled for over 200 species of birds as you travel through the park, many of whom are native to the area.
After a long day of adventure, return to the campground to unwind. Though Lewis Mountain has space for RVs the campground is predominantly occupied by tent campers, meaning there are strictly enforced quiet hours. Shenandoah campers requiring more privacy will be pleased to find 15 camping cabins available at Lewis Mountain, which are closer to the picnic area and the famous Skyline Drive. With so many options, the toughest decision will be deciding how long to stay!
- ADA Access
- Picnic Table
- Firewood Available
- Sanitary Dump
- Sewer Hookups
- Water Hookups
- Max Length: 30 ft.
- Drive InPark next to your campsite
- Walk InPark in a lot, walk to your campsite
- Hike InHike a trail to your campsite
The camp ground is pretty, but the sites are very close together. It is first come, first serve which I think is fair for everyone. I wouldn't come here during peak season or weekends...it would get very crowded and easily become a not so relaxing weekend.
I stayed here for two nights in the middle of the week in July 2020. AFAIK all of the campsites here are first-come, first serve, so get here early. I arrived at about 1:00 pm on a Tuesday, and got the last (worst) site, right next to the campground manager, the entrance, and the toilet.
It is in middle of everything
Great hikes nearby including waterfalls and rock scrambles
Shenandoah/Lewis Mountain is located in Virginia