Mathews Arm Campground Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Mathews Arm is the northernmost campground in Shenandoah National Park. While it has flushing toilets, it is the only Skyline Drive campground without showers or a camp store. But don’t let this discourage you from camping here. Fall-color October weekends and high-summer weekends are the busiest times in Shenandoah National Park. Sites can be difficult to come by, even though there are four campgrounds and 647 sites. Mathews Arm is often the last one to fill, but it is only 2 miles from Elkwallow Wayside’s camping supplies and food service.
Campers can use the coin-operated showers at any of the other campgrounds. These same campgrounds are almost empty during the week at the same times of year, but Mathews Arm, with its private, spacious walk-in tent sites, is deserving of consideration even when the other campgrounds are vacant. Despite the campground’s elevation, cell phone coverage can be spotty."