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Mathews Arm Campground

33 Reviews

About This Campground

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 a waterfall or


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Max Length: 50 ft.


  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite


33 Reviews of Mathews Arm Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2021

Peak Fall 🍂

Super nice place to stay, quiet and low traffic most of the time. Heavy ranger presence, but they’re very helpful. Bathrooms centrally located to the ‘loops’. Lots of wildlife around; we had deer all around us one night. Have to check out Overall Run trail right off the campground, the view is

jThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2020


This is a first-come location.  Long lines after 8 AM.on the weekend. Get there early.

The folks are super friendly and helpful.

Best to take a spin around the place before you pick a site.

This is site is quieter and more spacious than Big Meadows down the road.

Sitedont recall
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2020

Great spot!

It was a quick stay but great nonetheless! Picked a spot not too far from the bathrooms and there ended up being a little trail so we didn’t have to trek through anyone’s site or go all the way around. Sites are nicely spaced out


Mathews Arm Campground is located in Virginia


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.


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