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Loft Mountain Campground

Loft Mountain Road, Crozet, Virginia VA USA

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“some of the best views of Shenandoah National Park”

Overview Perched on top of Big Flat Mountain, this is one of the largest campgrounds in the park. Loft Mountain is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, providing a wilderness getaway in the historic Virginia mountains.Recreation Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Some trails lead to a waterfall or lookout, while others wind deep into the forest and wilderness. Trails to the Big Run Wilderness area are accessible from the campground, and pristine waterfalls are a common site along the popular trails. Wildlife viewing is also a popular pastime, with black bears, wild turkey, deer, birds and countless other animals abundant across the park. The campground is located right off of Milepost 80 on the famous Skyline Drive, which runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stunning views are available from any of the 75 scenic overlooks.Facilities This expansive campground offers 200 campsites, as well as modern conveniences like flush toilets, water and dump station, which create a comfortable camping experience. Pay showers nearby at the campstore.Natural Features Shenandoah National Park includes 300 square miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the southern Appalachians. The park rises above the Virginia Piedmont to its east and the Shenandoah Valley to its west. Loft Mountain's location on the mountain top offers easy access to Skyline Drive which offers sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the surrounding rolling hills and open meadows. Nearby Attractions Two visitor centers with bookstores and exhibits are located in the park (milepost 5 and milepost 51). There are concession managed restaurants, gift shops and lodging facilities scattered throughout the park.Charges & Cancellations Cancellations more than 48 hours in advance of arrival date only incur a $10 transaction fee. Within 48 hours, $10 and the first night's fee are charged

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25 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

4.4 Access
4.8 Location
4.7 Cleanliness
4.3 Site Quality
4.4 Noise

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Verizon 4G/5G

Confirmed by 11 users | Last reported on October 05, 2023

AT&T 4G/5G

Confirmed by 8 users | Last reported on October 05, 2023

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Reviewed by
Lisa Donigian

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
June 24, 2017
Rated

Planning my trip online. Your website says it's in Luray, but it's 45 miles south of Luray when I look on other maps.

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  • 59 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 23, 2015
Rated

We arrived at 8:30 on a Friday night and were able to get a first come site. This campground is run by the National Park service and rangers were helpful and friendly while suggesting available sites we could set up at after dark. The nightly fee is $15 (after the $20 park entrance fee if you don't have an annual National Park pass.) Restrooms have flush toilets/bathroom sinks and dish washing sink. Drinking water is located near restrooms. Garbage and recycling is available in the campground. A dump station is located just before the campground entrance. Sites consist of a paved parking pad, fire ring with cooking grill, and picnic table. Some walk in tent sites have bear boxes for food storage. No other services or amenities at individual sites. A concession vendor runs a camp store and coin operated showers nearby ($1 for 5 min shower.)

We camped in site 127, F loop which is a non-generator loop. Some loops do allow generators. There are some fantastic sites and some lousy ones. Sites are close together but there is a lot of thick vegetation between them making most feel very private. Site 127 was very private and shady. Next to us, Site 129 was more open and would be better for someone using solar panels. We didn't see any sites that were very level and some sites looked almost impossible to get level (this is located on a mountain.)

I turned off my phone and had an unplugged weekend, so I'm uncertain of cell service. I did see folks on their phones at the camp store.

We loved this park and will return to it again. We gave it 4 stars rather than 5 only because some sites would be very difficult to get level in and some pads are too short for even medium size rigs.

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Nightly Rate: $15.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 127

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

Reviewed by
dattoll

  • 102 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 22, 2016
Rated

Sites can be a bit small to maneuver due to width. We are about 48 feet with truck & 5th wheel. Site was long and mostly private but could hear car noise on loop where we are camped. A lot of non-reservable sites. My favorite A19. Shenodoah is sooooo beautiful. Internet on and off. 4g with 3bars at amphitheater. Not many levels sites but it's worth it.

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Nightly Rate: $15.00

Days Stayed: 4

Site Number: 166

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
4 Noise
  • 60 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 18, 2018
Rated

There are many camp sites here and most of the rv sites are a loop pull through. Like all the Shenandoah campgrounds there is no power, water or sewer hookups. You can run a generator in most areas for certain times in the morning and evening. The showers are down hill at the store. There are also tables and cell reception at the tables. The view is also great from the store. The sites here have more vegetation between them than Big Meadows or Lewis. So you feel a little more like you are out there. On Skyline Drive below the campground there is a larger store and hamburger place. Great Blackberry Milkshakes.

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roadtripper6588761 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $15.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: E146

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
4 Noise

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AT&T 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

August 13, 2018
Rated

Shenandoah is amazing. Gorgeous views and this campground makes it easy to seem almost all of it in an easy day drive. AT loops around the campground and it has the best Amphitheatre I have ever seen. Well worth staying the night despite the enormity of 200+ campsites.

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Nightly Rate: -

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: A78

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
3 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

T-Mobile 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

July 08, 2019
Rated

We stayed 4 nights at Loft Mountain over July 4th. I was concerned when booking looking at the campground map and not being able to see the grade and size/privacy of sites. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived that the campground has quite a bit of different grade along with trees and shrubbery making most sites private. The campground is rather remote in the park leaving us to hike and relax. Cell service was spotty - I ranged anywhere from having no service to 2 bars on 4G all from the same spot on our site. Bathrooms are clean and adequate. I did not realize until checkin that showers are not at each bathroom but rather only at the campstore. Campstore has nice selection of gear and groceries. There is also a restaurant and gift store at the Wayside across from the campground entrance. We saw lots of wildlife including deer that would walk through our site, a bear while driving Skyline Drive, rabbits, chipmunks, etc. Overall we had a great stay and will be back.

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Nightly Rate: $15.00

Days Stayed: 5

Site Number: F-170

5 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

Reviewed by
roadtripper73861

  • 57 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 24, 2019
Rated

Nice older campground. Potable water, flushable toilets and sinks in bathrooms. Didn’t check out the laundry area.
Plenty of sites available on a Monday afternoon. Nice Gift shop nearby with tasteful souvenirs. We hiked to the falls and back. Trailhead is a short drive from the campground.

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Nightly Rate: $15.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: C

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

September 28, 2019
Rated

We started here to drive the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. This campground was in a very nice location and as we were in bear country, a black bear was spotted in the campground while we were there. This campground was kept neat and clean and even with no hookups, we found our stay very pleasant. Our friends stayed on C93 which was right behind ours. The two sites were joined by a big 'back yard' which was perfect for us, and almost like being in a double site. We would certainly stay here again.

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Nightly Rate: $7.00

Days Stayed: 5

Site Number: B84

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

October 30, 2019
Rated

We stayed at Loft Mountain in late October. It was a sunny, beautiful Fall day. We had reserved a site as we worried that it might be full due to Fall colors, but there were a lot of open sites. Our reserved site was not level. Many sites are on a slope. The Ranger was very gracious in letting us switch sites. We drove around and found a great site, on the outside loop. The best sites, in my opinion, are A56-A64 on the outside loop. The pull through sites are nice as we are a 27" class C towing.

The ranger showed us the location of rock outcrops about 5 min walk down the Appalachian Trail to watch sunset. It was amazing. I felt like we were in a movie or a painting. So beautiful.

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Nightly Rate: $20.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: A81

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

July 28, 2020
Rated

Our family camps here often as it is an hour from home. Great site with plenty of room. Pull through, back in and tent only all available. Clean restrooms, pay showers available. No hook ups but there is a dump station. People are friendly and most sites have shade and reasonable privacy.

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Nightly Rate: -

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 81

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Loft Mountain Campground

Loft Mountain Road
Crozet, Virginia
VA USA
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