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Mathews Arm Campground

42 Reviews

About This Campground

National Park Service

Shenandoah National Park


Secluded in the thick trees and rolling hills of the Shenandoah National Park, Mathews Arm Campground is the ideal spot for a camping getaway.


Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Some trails lead to…

Fee Info

The nightly campground fee has increased to $30 at all standard campsites and $75 at all group sites.

Reservation Info

We are now accepting campground reservations for the 2022 season. Reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance of your stay. Mathews Arm Campground is open during the spring, summer, and fall. Opening and closing dates vary from year to year and are subject to change at any time. Camping is…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly


42 Reviews of Mathews Arm Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Christina V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2022

Medium sized, crowded campground with few amenities.

Matthews Arm is a medium sized semi-primitive campground with 165 campsites on the northern end of Shenandoah National Park.

We stayed in site C163, which was situated about halfway through the campground and surrounded on all sides by other campsites. There is no electricity or hookups at…

Month of VisitAugust
Nick C.
Reviewed May. 29, 2022

First come sites is KEY !

We booked a site in a reservable loop. And it was so close to every other site on the road. Hardly any coverage so you’d be cozy up to your neighbor. So we changed to a FF site and it was much better. The outer loop gives you more of a “backyard” and space. The fire ring and table was a nice touch.…

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Month of VisitJune
T K.
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2022

Shenandoah national park

Good spot to camp while exploring a beautiful nation park.

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Month of VisitNovember


Mathews Arm Campground is located in Virginia

Detail location of campground


From Washington, D.C. metro area, travel west on Interstate 66 to exit 43A. Take US Highway 29 South to Warrenton, Virginia, then take US Highway 211 west for 28 miles to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive Thornton Gap Entrance. Follow Skyline Drive north approximately 9 miles and turn left into Mathews Arm Campground. From Richmond, Virginia area, travel north toward Fredericksburg on Interstate 95 approximately 55 miles to exit 130B for Highway 3 and Culpeper, Virginia. Take Highway 3 approximately 33 miles west to US Highway 15/522 north. Continue on 522 North approximately 20 miles to Sperryville. Turn left onto US Highway 211 West and follow 8 miles to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive, Thornton Gap Entrance. Follow Skyline Drive North approximately 9 miles and turn left into Mathews Arm Campground.


38.7600501 N
78.29786975 W

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