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Shenandoah National Park Virginia

Reviewing: Shenandoah National Park Loft Mountain Campgrounds  |  Rating:
By louella on
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My family goes camping a couple of time a year. This year we went to Shenadoah National Park in Virginia for Memorial Day. We stayed for 3 nights and 2 full days. We were tent camping and was assigned a wonderful site. Very secluded, we really felt like we were out in the wild. Our site was a short walk down a small hill from where we parked the van. There are lots of sites with pull thru's for bigger rigs. Several campgrounds are in the park, the one we stayed at was Loft Mountain, and the cost was $15.00 per nite. Firewood was already stacked at our site, I am not sure if this is the norm or not, but it was a bonus for us.

I prepared all of our meals, including steak and campers stew for dinner. There are several camping stores in the park and one was just down the hill from our site. I bought some eggs and sausage to make breakfast one morning. They carry quite a bit of equipment in case you have forgotten anything.

There are so many trails to use, even short and easy ones. Some are even wheelchair accessable. Several trails will take you to beautiful waterfalls. My son and grandson (8 and 7 yrs old) had an amazing time hiking to one of the falls.

This is not a complaint, but a warning. There are bears in this park, so be on the alert. I would recommend carrying something that makes noise as you hike the trails. I speak from experience on this, there was a bear not too far from me as I was hiking back up a mountain.

I would highly recommend Shenadoah National Park and look forward to our next trip there.