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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Mathews Arm is a fantastic campground in Shenandoah National Park that boasts 166 sites, almost all of which are large enough to fit an RV. With modern bathroom facilities and a great location within the park (Mile 22 of Skyline Drive), Mathews Arm is a great pick for a place to stay. There are numerous trails nearby, many heading to fantastic waterfalls, such as Overall Run Falls, or sections of the Appalachian Trail. 

Mathews Arm has 163 sites suitable for tents, cars and RVs, and three large group sites. It is a fairly popular campground in the summer, and it can often fill up quickly. It is smart to reserve ahead of time! There is also an amphitheater, an RV dump station, and there are camping supply stores just 2 miles away.

The sites within the campground include a fire ring, a picnic area, and access to the bathroom facilities. However, some sites are clearly better than others. All stand out as large, relatively isolated, yet close to restrooms and exits. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Family oriented. Centrally located. Good amenities.

Cons

Crowds in summer. Poor drainage in the rain.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

National Parks Service

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Amphitheater
Horseback riding

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

A11, A55, B70, B107, C134, C144, C171 and C173

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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