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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
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About Loft Mountain Campground
Sites
209
Access
Drive In, Walk In, Hike In
Price
$15.00
Operator
National Park Service
Features
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Contact
Location
Loft Mountain Campground is located in Virginia
Latitude
38.499 N
Longitude
-78.451 W
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28 Reviews of Loft Mountain Campground
Good for AT thru-hikers

Showers, Store, and Laundry in same building. Check free box for laundry soap before you buy. Campsites are great for walk in.

Small but still nice.

This is an honor system, first come first serve. Not a lot of sites here. They do have a store and showers within walking distance though. Some of the sites are really close together with minimal privacy. It was still really quiet after hours and it backs directly up to the Appalachian trail and at least one other hike that we saw. We enjoyed our stay here but would have liked a bit more spread out sites.

Large variety of sites to meet all camping types

This is one of our favorite campgrounds in the state of Virginia. The higher elevation of the mountain means lower humidity, and while we have seen rain here more often than not, it usually moves through pretty quickly, and we have also seen some incredible sunsets.

Our favorite loop is the western side of A loop--most of the sites are walk-in sites so they offer a little more privacy and no concern of our kids wandering into the street where cars/bikes are going by. If you get lucky site A20 has incredible western views over the valley, and you can watch the sun set directly from your tent.

There are plenty of sites here for whatever type of camping you prefer--large pull-ins for RVs, large tent pads, grassy and open, shady and secluded, and sites that are near each other if you are with friends/family and want to get multiple sites together. Currently loops F&G are by reservation only, which is a shame as they are the best drive-up sites for tent-campers, so if you haven't been there before it makes it tricky to know you are getting a site that will fit your tent. F loop sites are a little larger, while G loop are a little more private.

Very, very family friendly campground, and lots of nearby hiking. One of my favorite trails for kids, Blackrock Summit, is only about 4 miles south on Skyline Drive, though you can hop on the AT directly at the campsite and have ample hiking opportunities without ever getting in the car. During the late spring through the summer it is common to see thru-hikers set up for the night.

Our last visit here was in June, but September/October is my favorite time to go, on account of cooler nights and fall color in the trees.

love this area

Love this camp ground it is well manaqured (although I got poison Ivy) friendly staff and great store clean bathrooms and showers makes a great stay for your Shenandoah stay

Tent campers- grab a pull through!

We drove into the park for this campground because it seemed to have “walk in” tent camping that was more secluded than typical sites. When we got here, we found out that those sites are actually open fields with little to no privacy while, ironically, the pull through sites at this campground have tons of vegetation and are super private. Great bathroom facilities and we loved our quiet site. Drove south to the 9.8 mi Rip Rap/AT/Wildcat loop. Awesome hike with a great swimming hole about halfway. If you’re comfortable with a strenuous hike, don’t miss it!!!!

Beautiful location, cramped sites

Beautiful location, though the sites are fairly small and close together. We stayed on the F loop, which was non-electric but roomier with more privacy. Don't plan on being able to gather dry wood for an easy fire; it rains frequently on the mountain and things tend to stay damp for a while. Showers are coin operated and there's a change machine nearby. The camp store was pretty decent and staff members were extraordinarily friendly.

Nice facility, great views from west side

We visited in early June. It's a large campground, with a mix of tent campers and rv's. When we arrived, we opted for the more secluded tent camping sites towards the back of the campground. While we were happy with our chosen site, what we should have done was snagged one of the spots on the western edge of the campground, which backs up against the AT and an incredible view of the sunset. Even if you don't opt for one of those sites, do yourself a favor and head over there in the evening to watch the sun go down.

Great view

It’s has small sites, great for tent camping, but not great for a fifth wheel. Bath houses are available and a small amp store.great for overnight camping and some bear coolers are available.

Nice Campground with Great Amenities

Great campground! My only suggestion would be to either do some research or if you can, pick your spot on arrival. Some sites are much more flat than others. I stayed in G loop near the bathrooms. There’s also a utility sink for doing a final rinse of dishes. The camp store is amazing. They truly have everything from ice cream to coffee to hiking poles to sweatshirts. If you forget anything they’ve got it. Firewood is sold there for $7 a bundle in a decent size. The AT is about half a mile from the campground. The bathrooms were always clean. Portable water is available in several locations. The hike in sites in A loop have much nicer views and a much higher level of privacy. They’re only a few paces from the AT. Site A14 and A15 are near the best sweeping views. Overall I would 100% go back. I loved the hiking and amenities offered, I would just try to choose a flatter site. There are garbage and recycling dumpsters available as well.

Relaxing and peaceful

Me and my best friend decided to head here over the weekend and we're not disappointed! We were able to find a nice spot to set up my Tentsile tent and enjoyed food cooked over the fire and hammocked and hiked all weekend long! The hike we chose was the perfect distance and great one to break in the summer hikes. The weather was nice and cool in the evenings (in May) and only sprinkled a little at night. But we kept nice and dry! The sites are close, but you feel like you have your own special spot without being disturbed by others. The restrooms were in great shape as well. I would definitely go again!