The Graves Mountain Campground by Shenandoah National Park – OPEN

Open throughout the year, even when the Main Lodge or Farm Restaurant are closed.

Bear in mind that the Graves Market, Deli and Tackle is always open for supplies and a warm-up around the table – distancing, of course.

Satellite view of Shenandoah National park Campground - Graves Mountain Farm

Campground by Shenandoah National park at Graves Mountain

Graves Mountain Campground by Shenandoah National Park in the VA Blue Ridge is OPEN 365 days a year. Primitive camping

7 acres of free-form camping fields on an 1100 acre farm of woods, meadows, horses, cattle, and crops – all right under Shenandoah National Park in Madison County, Syria VA,

On 25 acres of meadow and trees, we have camping  on a “pick your own place” basis. 

Google Aerial View of Campground & Surroundings

Camping and Horse-camping by Shenandoah National Park
Horse-camping next to Shenandoah National Park - at Graves Mountain
NO NEED FOR RESERVATIONS – Eddie, who runs the Stables, will come and collect the fees. Please see the instruction SIGN upon entering the Campground Field for REGISTRATION FORMS and more information.

  • This is rough camping, no water or electric hook-ups.
  • Water is available to fill tanks, but no continuous hook-ups.
  • Toilets available.
  • Dump Station on site $40.00 fee for each use.


  1. Fishing – fly and lure on 2 mountain streams and 2 ponds – all stocked
  2. Hiking – 20 miles of trails on the farm – hard ascents and easy strolls. Shenandoah Trails are near.
  3. Horse-back riding and of course horse camping
    1. Trail Rides along the mountains, through the fields. $40 one hour.
    2. Pony rides
    3. All day treks, half day treks.
    4. Over-night horse camping
    5. Horse  – get to know class
  4. Farm tour – ask at the main lodge
  5. Huge pool – seasonal – $5- NOT available during Covid-19 through to July 31. Sorry but pool is fully committed.
  6. Road biking – we have routes laid out.
  7. Mountain biking – challenging with rocks and climbs
  8. Vineyard Tours – four Vineyards with 30 mins. One is just over the hill – DuCard – an excellent experience.
  9. Craft Brewers tour – four brewers within 30 mins
  10. Mountain Climbing –  with Shenandoah Mountain Guides
  11. Cascading down mountain streams – with Shenandoah Mountain Guides
  12. Music Nights around the fire-pit with s’mores – Fri & Sat
  13. Nature Walks – most Sat mornings – with “In True Nature”.
  14. Massages – must book ahead
  15. Touring sights – the historic houses, meandering the byways, Luray Caverns, Skyline Drive
  16. Antiquing  70,000 sq ft in Ruckersville – 30 mins
  17. Barn Quilt Art tour through Greene County

Facilities and Games

  1. Mercantile store with food pastries, coffee, tea, Deli, propane, camping sundries, groceries, dry goods, firewood
  2. Farm Restaurant – three meals, Southern family style with vegetarian and gluten free choices.
  3. Huge pool – seasonal – $5
  4. Library
  5. Game room 
  6. Volleyball
  7. Badminton
  8. Corn Hole
  9. Horse-shoes

$10 per night non-rider adult
$5 per night children 13 – 17 with paying adult
Children 12 and under free with paying adult

$15 per night for horse and rider
$10  day parking for horse and rider

  • All horse campers and  horse trailers with sleeping quarters must be in a designated spot.
  • Stalls available in the field.
  • Feed available if you should need
  • Horseback riders wanting to park for the day, must park in DAY Parking Only.
  • Meals are available at Graves Mountain Lodge, please make reservations beforehand.  Sandwiches, beverages, snacks, grocery items and much much more are available at Syria Mercantile.
View in Rose River Valley -  Graves Mountain

View in Rose River Valley – Old Rag – from Graves Mountain Farm