Best Tent Camping: Virginia
by Randy Porter (Menasha Ridge Press)
© Randy Porter/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.
One of the best campgrounds I have ever stayed at!
I've camped at Loft for many years, in my opinion one of the best that SNP has to offer. Recently they revamped most of the sites, putting in new firepits and moving them around to different parts of the individual sites. The trails around the campground are nice with easy hikes for the family. You will see lots of Deer hear in the morning. Do not feed them, as they have a huge food supply up there. Happy hiking, be safe.
The campground was very nice. We saw many deer in the campground in the early morning. I would camp here again.
This was my first time visiting Shenandoah National Park and my first time in Virginia. Most of my trips are backpacking trip but my older sister (she's 27, I'm 23) wanted to get her first outdoor experience and spend some time with her baby bro. So I chose to take her to a park which I thought would be beautiful and offer some great sites and safe trails. This Park did.
The Loft Mountain Campground was great for any family, group or individual wishing to experience a nice, very clean, and well maintined frontcountry campground. We arrived around 1pm and there were plenty of camp sites that were vacant for us to chose from. There are plenty of closely proximated, less private camp site, as well as more private campsites with very short trails leading to them. Each campsite has a fire pit/grill, a picnic table, and a bear-proof storage container. The campstore was close and sells anything you could need. The showers and bathroom facilities are as descent as one could expect and had laundry equipment too.
My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and my first frontcountry camping experience was pleasurable and relaxing. There is also a very close visitors station at the bottom of the campground acces road with a restaurant, gift shop, and fuel pumping station. If you are in Shenandoah, give this campground a try and you'll not likely be disappointed.
Thanks. I have been there it's nice place.... .. .... ... ..
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