Loft Mountain Campground Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Loft Mountain Campground is located just off Skyline Drive in the southern section of Shenandoah National Park at mile 79.5. It is unique among the park’s other campgrounds in that it is located at the top of Big Flat Mountain. As a result, there are great east and west panoramic views of the neighboring peaks, valley, and piedmont from this 3,400-foot perch. Another unusual feature at Loft Mountain Campground is the absence of mature, lofty hardwood trees that populate most of Shenandoah National Park.
This mountaintop was once pastureland, so instead of trees there is an abundance of thick, low-growing shrubbery. This offers a considerable degree of privacy between campsites, and the dense vegetation diminishes the feeling of being crowded at Skyline Drive’s largest campground, which contains 201 sites. Loft Mountain Campground is the southernmost of Shenandoah’s campgrounds and is the ideal base from which to explore this end of the national park."