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Shenandoah Camping

Big Meadows

brochure Shenandoah Camping - Big Meadows
National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Big Meadows Campground | Shenandoah National Park 2017 Reservations: 877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov North 10 mph To Appalachian Trail E175 Overflow Parking A104 D144 Laundry, Wood, Ice, Phone, Showers D146 D142 A58 Registration Station 3 1 1-7 7 10 11 15 C132 D159 C136 D169 Group D167 D165 C133 B110 B109 C137 C139 C140 W A70 B120 B114 B116 B118 B119 B112 B111 A62 W B113 B115 A63 A64 18-24 16 Tents Only B117 A65 A68 A67 A74 A71 A76 A78 42 41 40 38 35-44 34 30 28 43 Tents Only Tents Only 27 44 35 33 27-34 A69 A66 Group 45 39 A72 C135 46 A79 A75 A73 C141 C138 A77 48 47 Tents Only A80 W 50 49 45-53 U A83 A85 A87 D161 D164 D166 D168 D160 C134 A84 C131 B107 8-17 Tents Only A89 D162 D163 C129 A61 A88 A86 51 A81 A82 A91 C130 B108 A60 14 D158 C128 C126 U W D157 A90 52 E191 E192 E193 D156 B106 9 13 D154 B105 8 12 D155 C127 6 A93 D153 D152 C125 4 A92 A95 E190 E194 A94 A96 D151 C124 Tents Only 5 W C123 A59 2 D149 D145 D147 D143 C121 D150 C122 HOST A57 U A98 D148 53 A97 A100 Trail To Lodge E178 E176 E174 E180 E179 E172 W i220 i219 i222 E183 i224 E181 HOST E182 i221 i218 E185 E184 i223 i226 W H211 H212 E186 E187 i225 i228 W E188 H213 G204 i227 G205 i230 H214 W i229 F198 G206 F199 H215 i231 F200 G207 F201 G208 H217 A102 E197 E189 G209 F202 A101 E196 W G210 A99 E195 F203 A103 Picnic Area Picnic Grounds To Big Meadows Lodge E177 E173 31 36 32 37 29 20 17 18 21 24 19 22 No Wood Collection 23 Reservable Sites indicated in RED Story of the Forest Trail (No pets on this trail) U To Dump/Fill Station, Byrd Visitor Center, Skyline Drive Accessible Emergency Phone Amphitheater Restrooms Ranger Station Recycle & Dumpster Showers Appalachian Trail Utility Sink W Water Supply Generator-Free Zone Food storage boxes are available at most walk-to sites. Host Sites: A57 & i218 Emergency 1-800-732-0911 • Information 540-999-3500 • Online www.nps.gov/shen National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Big Meadows Campground | Shenandoah National Park Welcome! Campfires Welcome to Big Meadows 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 Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis and through reservations. Make reservations up to 6 months in advance online at www.recreation.gov, or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Sites are $20/night. Camping fees are not refundable. Stays are limited to 14 consecutive days during peak seasons and 30 consecutive days during other times. Check out time is noon. Clip your camping pass to your site post to show occupancy. You must pay camping fees within one hour of occupying a site. First-come, firstserved campers: Subsequent night’s use of a campsite may not be possible due to reservations. Please check at the registration station for information. Visitors can purchase certified firewood in the Park, or gather dead wood on the ground in the Park. Do not saw, cut, chop, or harvest any parts from a standing tree, dead or alive. Due to the threat from the Emerald Ash Borer, firewood from outside the Park shall be USDA certified and labeled. Build fires only in designated fire grates, and 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 Wash dishes at your campsite; not in restrooms, drinking fountains, or at water spigots. Strain dishwater to remove food particles and dispose strained water only in the restroom utility sinks. Dispose of food particles in trash bins, not in sink drains. Trailers and RVs must empty sewage and wastewate at the dump station 1/4 mile from the campground. Water is a precious and limted resource, especially on top of the mountain; use it wisely. Please sort and place trash and recyclables in appropriate bins. Campsites Campsites are limited to 6 people (OR 1 immediate family) per site. RV sites are limited to 1 RV (motorhome, pop-up, or 5th-wheel), 6 people, and 1 vehicle. Erect tents only on pads when provided. They must fit within established campsite and not negatively impact the surrounding area or resources. Park vehicles only on paved/graveled areas provided for your campsite. Walk-to sites are for tents only and require a 25-100 yard walk to your campsite. Please do not trench your site or put nails in trees. Campsites are equipped with picnic tables, fire grates, and parking areas. Campstore, Laundry, and Showers Shenandoah National Park operates the campgrounds. The official park concessioner operates the campstore, laundry, and showers. Quarters are required for the shower and laundry machines. There is a change machine near the showers. Vehicles and Other Wheeled Devices All roads in the campground are one-way with a 10-mph speed limit. Keep all vehicles, motorcycles, trailers, and bicycles on paved areas at all times. Skates, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, and similar devices are prohibited. Quiet Hours Designated quiet hours for all sites: 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Recreational Activities Generators Generator use is prohibited in sites designated as “generator-free.” In other areas, you may use a generator from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. From October 15 through April 14, hours are extended to 9:00 p.m. Group Sites 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. Byrd Visitor Center is about a mile from the campground and Dickey Ridge Visitor Center is at mile 4.6. The use of horseshoes and fireworks is prohibited. Pets Sites D163 and D167 are “group” sites for groups of 7 to 15 people. $45/night. Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. These sites are equipped with picnic tables, fire grates, and parking areas. Site D163 has an accessible table and a raised fire grate. Food Storage, Wildlife, and Other Resources This is bear country! Deer, raccoons, and skunks are also year-round residents. Use food storage boxes where provided. Keep food, garbage, equipment used to prepare or store food, and all scented items in a locked vehicle when not in use. Proper food storage is a must! Improperly stored food may be collected for your safety and that of Shenandoah’s wildlife. It is illegal to approach, feed, frighten, or disturb wildlife. All resources such as wildflowers, plants, animals, and artifacts are protected by law in national parks. You are responsible for the behavior and control of your pet. When outside of a vehicle or camping unit, pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Do not leave pets unattended. Please clean up after your pet and dispose of waste properly. Do not throw waste into the woods. Pet food and food bowls attract wildlife and must be stored in a locked vehicle when not in use. If needed, kennels are available in communities bordering the Park. Check the visitor guide for a list of trails not suitable for pets. Please do not take pets to Ranger Programs. Emergencies Contact Rangers at the registration station or the campground hosts at sites A57 or I218. You may also use the emergency phone at the registration station or call 1-800­ 732-0911. The nearest hospital is in Harrisonburg, 15 miles south on Skyline Drive, then 22 miles west on U.S. 33. Emergency 1-800-732-0911 • Information 540-999-3500 • Online www.nps.gov/shen

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