"Hazel Mountain Overlook Sunrise" by U.S. National Park Service , public domain
Mathews Arm Campground Map No Parking B90 Group 10 mph B89 Group B91 Group U W B105 B107 A61 B88 B104 Traces Trail C137 C142 This easy to moderate 1.7-mile loop circles the campground. A complete road and trail map is available at the Registration Station. C141 C146 C147 C148 C149 C152 C156 C157 C111 C159 HOST Traces Trail C160 C162 C161 C164 C170 C172 C174 C121 C117 W B69 B72 B70 A53 A52 A51 A50 B68 B67 B66 C119 A54 B73 A49 A48 A47 A46 A45 A44 U A43 A40 HOST A38 A41 B65 A42 W C115 B64 C114 B63 C113 B62 A22 A39 A36 A37 A34 A23 A26 A24 A25 A35 A32 A30 A28 A33 A31 A27 A29 A13 A10 C171 C123 A15 A12 C169 A11 W U A8 A6 C177 A19 A17 A14 C167 C175 C176 C118 A21 A20 A16 C165 C173 C120 C112 A18 C163 C168 C122 C155 C158 C166 C124 C151 U C116 W C153 C154 C125 A55 B77 B75 B71 C127 C126 C145 B74 C129 A56 B79 C131 C128 C143 C150 U C130 B81 B76 C133 C139 C144 B78 C132 A57 B83 B80 B110 A60 ra Traces T il C140 B85 B82 B109 C135 A58 B84 B108 C138 A59 B86 B106 C134 C136 B87 A4 C178 A2 A9 A7 A5 A3 A1 RV Dump Station Generator-Free Area Reservable Sites Indicated in RED Accessible Overflow Parking Check Out Box Restrooms Registration Station Recycle & Dumpster Emergency Phone Amphitheater To Skyline Drive W Water U Utility Sink Host sites: A40 and C111 www.nps.gov/shen Shenandoah National Park National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Park Emergency Number (800) 732-0911 05/16 Mathews Arm Campground Park Information recording: (540) 999-3500 (option 2) or online at www.nps.gov/shen Welcome to Mathews Arm Campground. Camping in Shenandoah National Park can be a fun and rewarding experience. Remember that you are sharing this space with plants, animals, and other campers. Consideration and cooperation are important. Obtaining a Campsite Mathews Arm Campground sites are $15/night. Stays are limited to 30 days. Checkout time is noon. Clip your camping pass to your site post to show occupancy. Camping fees must be paid within one (1) hour of occupying a site. Campsites Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, fire grate, and parking area. Electric and water hookups are not available. Vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas for the campsite and must fit on pavement. Additional parking is available in the lot across from the registration station. Sites limited to one motorhome and six people. Tents must only be erected on pads when provided and must fit in the established campsite area. Do not impact surrounding area or resources. Please do not trench your site or put nails in trees. Use of horseshoes is prohibited. Group Sites There are three group sites: B89, B90, and B91. Each site can accommodate 7-25 people and is $50/night. Picnic tables, fire grates, and parking areas are provided. Group sites can be reserved up to one year in advance. Quiet Hours and Generators Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Generators may be used from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. From October 15 through the end of the season generator hours are extended to 9 p.m. for the purpose of generating heat. Generator use is prohibited in sites designated as “generator-free” and in group sites. Food Storage and Wildlife This is bear country, and deer, raccoons, and skunks are also year-round residents. Food, garbage, equipment used to prepare or store food, and all scented items must be kept in a vehicle when not being actively used. It is illegal to feed or disturb wildlife. All resources such as wildflowers, plants, animals, and artifacts are protected by law in national parks. Campfires For firewood, do not cut, saw, or break any standing trees, dead or alive. To help slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer, visitors must use ONLY USDA-certified firewood or dead wood that is down on the ground in the Park. Certified firewood can be purchased in the Park. If purchased outside the Park, wood must have the USDA stamp. Please check the park map in the visitor guide for areas where you may collect firewood. Fires are allowed only in designated fire grates. Do not build rock rings or burn trash in the grate. Never leave fires or hot coals unattended and extinguish them completely before leaving. Sanitation Do not wash dishes in restrooms or at water fountains. Strained dishwater must be disposed of in the utility sinks at the restrooms. Dispose of food particles in trash bins. Sewage and wastewater from trailers and RVs must be emptied at the dump station located near the registration station. Please sort and place all trash and recyclables in the appropriate bins. Campstore, Laundry, and Showers Shenandoah National Park operates the campgrounds. The official park concessioner operates a small campstore at the Elkwallow Wayside, located two miles south at mile 24. There are no shower or laundry facilities at Mathews Arm Campground or Elkwallow Wayside. The closest showers and laundry in the park are at the Big Meadows Campground, milepost 51. Quarters are required for the shower and laundry machines. There is a change machine located by the showers. Vehicles and Other Wheeled Devices All roads in the campground are one-way and the speed limit is 10 mph. Keep all vehicles, including motorcycles and trailers, on paved areas at all times. Bicycles are permitted on paved areas only. Skates, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, and similar devices are prohibited. Recreational Activities Be sure to check the schedule of ranger-conducted activities in the park visitor guide. Visitor centers have exhibits, maps, videos, publications, and hiking information. Dickey Ridge Visitor Center is at mile 4.6 and Byrd Visitor Center is at mile 51. Fireworks are prohibited. Pets When outside of a vehicle or camping unit, pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Do not leave pets unattended, and please clean up after them. Pet food (including bowls) is scented and must be stored in vehicle when not in use. If needed, kennels are available in communities bordering the park. Emergencies Contact rangers at the registration station or the campground hosts at sites C111 or A40. You may also use the emergency phone at the registration station or call 1-800-732-0911. The nearest hospital is located in Luray, 9 miles south on Skyline Drive, then 10 miles west on U.S. Highway 211. Leave No Trace Preservation through education: building awareness, appreciation, and most of all, respect for our public recreation places.