Harpers Ferry National Historical Park P. O. Box 65 Harpers Ferry, wv 25425



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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

P.O. Box 65

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

(304) 535-6298 www.nps.gov/hafe
CAMPING AND PICNICKING INFORMATION
Welcome to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The park is for day use only and is closed to all visitors from dusk until dawn. There are no camping areas provided within the park. A picnic area can be found at the park entrance at the Visitor Center, adjacent to the parking area. Fires, cooking and grilling are not permitted in the park. Camping and picnicking are available nearby in private facilities, as well as state and national parks. The following is a list of camping and/or picnic areas within an hour of Harpers Ferry.


  1. HARPERS FERRY KOA (343 Campground Rd., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425;

(304) 535-6895 or 1-800-562-9497). DIRECTIONS: Exit the park entrance area and make a left onto Campground Road before the U.S. 340 stoplight. Follow the road to the campground. FACILITIES: RV and tent camp sites, cabins, lodges w/bathroom and kitchen, club facilities, heated outdoor pool, pavilion, store and gift shop, playground, mini golf, basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, game room, snack bar and indoor gymnasium. OPEN: Year round.


  1. BLUE RIDGE CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: (11661

Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville, VA 20132; (540) 668-7640). DIRECTIONS: Exit the park entrance area and make a right at the stoplight onto U.S. 340 N. Cross the Shenandoah River bridge. After crossing the bridge, make a right onto Rt. 671 S (Harpers Ferry Road). Follow Rt. 671 approximately two miles and watch for the sign on the right for the Blue Ridge Center’s entrance. FACILITIES: Three large open field camp sites, tent camping only, water pumps, fire rings, lean to , pavilion, hot showers, restrooms, nine miles of nature trails. OPEN: Year round.
3. HARPERS FERRY YOUTH HOSTEL (19123 Sandy Hook Rd., Knoxville, MD 21758; (301) 834-7652). DIRECTIONS: Exit the park entrance area and make a right at the U.S. 340 stoplight. Cross both the Shenandoah and Potomac River bridges. After crossing the Potomac River bridge, take the first right onto Keep Tryst Road. Continue past the Hillside Motel and take the next right onto the Harpers Ferry/Sandy Hook Road. Follow this road for about a half mile and watch for the Youth Hostel on the left. FACILITIES: Closed during the day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tent sites, one building with 41 beds, dorm space with full kitchen, lounge, restrooms, showers, washer and dryer, near the Appalachian Trail and the C & O Canal towpath. Reservations are recommended. OPEN: March 14 – November 14.


  1. HUCKLEBERRY HILL HIKER-BIKER OVERNIGHTER CAMPGROUND

(C & O Canal NHP Headquarters – 1850 Dual Highway – Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740; (301) 739-4200) DIRECTIONS: Remote campsite – no vehicle access. This campground is accessible only by hiking or biking. Walk across the Potomac River footbridge from the Lower Town area of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. When you reach the other side of the footbridge, go down the spiral staircase to the C & O Canal towpath. Make a left at the bottom of the stairs and walk the towpath about two miles upstream to the campground. Campground is located at milepost 62.9 on the C&O Canal towpath. FACILITIES: Stay is limited to one night per site per trip. First come first serve. Two primitive sites for tent camping, grill, water pump, toilet. OPEN: Year round. Well water is summer seasonal only.
5. JEFFERSON COUNTY MEMORIAL PARK (Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce – P.O. Box 426, Charles Town, WV 25414; Director: (703) 483-5148).

DIRECTIONS: Exit the park entrance area, and make a left at the stoplight onto U.S. 340 S. Follow U.S. 340 S for about eight miles. Make a left at the stoplight, past the 7-11 convenience store, onto Jefferson Avenue. Follow Jefferson Avenue for about a half mile and take the first road on the right (Forrest Avenue). Make the next left onto Morison Avenue and park on the right. FACILITIES: Pavilions, picnic tables, playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, public pool. NO CAMPING. OPEN: Year round.
6. BRUNSWICK FAMILY CAMPGROUND (1 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD 21716; (301) 834-8050). DIRECTIONS: Exit the park entrance area, and make a right at the stoplight onto U.S. 340 N. Follow U.S. 340 N for about 6.5 miles to the Brunswick-Burkittsville exit on the right. Take this exit and bear right onto Rt. 17 S/Burkittsville Road. Pass the Sheetz convenience store on the right and continue on Rt. 17 S/Burkittsville Road for about one mile. Make a right at the next intersection, continuing on Rt. 17 S/Petersville Road for about a mile and a half. At the next intersection, veer left and follow the signs for “Town Center”. Make a quick right onto Maple Avenue beside the bank. Take Maple Avenue past the train station and over two sets of railroad tracks. Follow the road to a small picnic area with picnic tables, grills, and a boat ramp under the road bridge. The road then bears left down part of the C & O Canal towpath. Follow this road/path for about a mile, and just past the Brunswick Waste Water Plant is the Brunswick Family Campground. Campground is located just downstream from milepost 55.0 on the C&O Canal towpath. FACILITIES: Trailer and tent camp sites, fire rings, ice and vending machines, picnic tables, pavilions, boat ramp, boating and fishing, electricity, water hookup, well water, bathhouse, RV dump station, playground, recreation area, nearby pool. Reservations are recommended. OPEN: April 3 to November 28.
7. MAPLE TREE CAMPGROUND (20716 Townsend Road, Rohrersville, MD 21779; (301) 432-5585). DIRECTIONS: Exit the park entrance area and make a right at the stoplight onto U.S. 340 N. Follow U.S. 340 N for about five miles and exit onto

Rt. 67 N. Turn right onto Gapland Road, then left onto Townsend Road. Camp entrance is a half mile down on the right. FACILITIES: No RV camping. Tent sites, tree houses for 4, 6, and 8 people, teepees, tree cottages, tables, grills, fire circles, wood burning stoves, restrooms, pavilion, cook house, outdoor showers, camp store, firewood for sale. Day groups welcome. Pets allowed. OPEN: Year round.


8. ANTIETAM CREEK CAMPGROUND (C & O Canal NHP Headquarters – 1850 Dual Highway – Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740; (301) 739-4200). DIRECTIONS: When exiting the park entrance area, make a left at the stoplight onto U.S. 340 S. Go 1.5 miles to Rte 230. Turn right on Rte 230 and go about 5 miles to Shepherdstown. Go through Shepherdstown on 230 by bearing right after the railroad crossing, turning left at 1st stop sign. Turn right at 2nd stop sign onto Rte 480, which crosses the Potomac and becomes MD Rte 34. Turn right on Canal Rd for approx. 3 miles. Campground is located at milepost 69.4 on the C&O Canal towpath. FACILITIES: Hike in campground with adjacent parking. Tent camping only (20 spaces). Camping limited to 14 days per group. Picnic tables, grills, fire rings, trash cans, chemical toilets, well water (only mid–April through mid–November). OPEN: Year round.

9. WASHINGTON MONUMENT STATE PARK (South Mountain Recreation Area,

21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713; (301) 791-4767). DIRECTIONS: Exit the park entrance area and make a right at the stoplight onto U.S. 340 N. Follow U.S. 340 for about five miles and exit onto Rt. 67 N. Follow Rt. 67 for about eleven miles until it intersects with Alt. Rt. 40. Make a right onto Alt. Rt. 40 E and follow it for about two miles. Turn onto Monument Road and follow to the park entrance. FACILITIES: Four tent sites for youth groups only – reservations required. Two picnic shelters, hiking, open field. OPEN: Year round. Camping April 23 to November 1.


10. GREENBRIAR STATE PARK (South Mountain Recreation Area, 21843 National

Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713; (301) 791-4767). DIRECTIONS: Same as to Washington Monument State Park (No. 8 above), except when you arrive at the Alt. Rt. 40 intersection, make a left onto Alt. Rt. 40 W. Follow Alt. Rt. 40 W for about three miles to Rt. 66 E. Take Rt. 66 for about five miles, until you see the exit for Rt. 40 E on the right. Take Rt. 40 for about two miles, and Greenbriar State Park will be on the right. FACILITIES: RV and tent camp sites, electric hookups, tables, gazebos, toilets, showers, fire rings, snack bar, playground, lake, fishing, boat rentals, swimming, hiking trails, mountain biking trails. No pets allowed. OPEN: Year round, 8:00 a.m. to dusk. Camping April 23 to November 1.




  1. GAMBRILL STATE PARK (Cunningham Falls State Park, 14039 Catoctin

Hollow Road, Thurmont, MD 21788; (301) 271-7574). DIRECTIONS: Exit the park entrance area and make a right at the stoplight onto U.S. 340 N. Follow U.S. 340 for about eighteen miles towards Frederick, MD. Just before Frederick, make a left onto Rt. 70 W. Follow Rt. 70 W for about six miles to Gambrill State Park. FACILITIES: Tent sites, RV sites, mini cabins, electric hookups, picnic tables, fire rings, bathhouse, playground, hiking trails. Pets welcome. Reservations are accepted. OPEN: Year round. Camping April 2 to October 24.


  1. FALLING WATERS CAMPSITE (7685 Williamsport Pike, Falling Waters, WV

25419; (304) 274-2791). DIRECTIONS: Exit the park entrance area and make a left at the stoplight onto U.S. 340 S. Follow U.S. 340 for about five miles until you see the exit

for Rt. 9 W on the right. Take this exit to Martinsburg (about fifteen miles away). Stay straight on Rt. 9 until you see the signs for I-81 N on the right. Take I-81 N exit on the right and follow the interstate for about eight miles until you see the sign on the right for exit 23 (Marlowe-Falling Waters). Take this exit and follow the signs to Falling Waters Campsite on Rt. 11 S (a mile and a half down on the right). FACILITIES: RV camping, tent camping (39 sites), hookups, picnic tables, fire rings, restrooms, bathhouse, trailer hitches, laundry, L.P. gas, RV supplies. OPEN: Year round.




  1. YOGI BEAR JELLYSTONE PARK (16519 Lappans Road, Williamsport, MD

21795; (301) 223-7117 or 1-800-421-7116). DIRECTIONS: Exit the park entrance area and make a right at the stoplight onto U.S. 340 N. Follow U.S. 340 for about five miles and make a right onto Rt. 67 N. Follow Rt. 67 for about eleven miles to Alt. Rt. 40. Make a left onto Alt. Rt. 40 W and continue through Boonsboro, MD. About a mile and a half beyond Boonsboro make a left onto Rt. 68 W (Lappans Road). Follow Rt. 68 W for about eight miles to Yogi Bear Jellystone Park. FACILITIES: Wooded and open camp areas, RV sites, full hookups, tent sites, camping cabins, picnic tables, fire rings, restrooms, bathhouse, laundromat, playground, swimming pool, mini golf, game room, horseshoe pits, basketball court, camp store. OPEN: Year round.
14. CATOCTIN NATIONAL PARK (6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788; (301) 663-9330). DIRECTIONS: Exit the park entrance area and make a right at the stoplight onto U.S. 340 N. Follow U.S. 340 to Frederick, MD (twenty miles away). Just before entering Frederick, take Rt. 15 N to Thurmont, MD. Just before Thurmont, take Rt. 77 W to the Catoctin National Park visitor center. FACILITIES: RV and tent camp sites, no hookups, log cabins, Adirondack shelters, dorm space, restrooms, areas for organized youth groups, tables, grills, hiking trails. OPEN: Year round. Camping April 5 to October 30.
15. CUNNINGHAM FALLS STATE PARK (14039 Catoctin Hollow Road,

Thurmont, MD 21702; (301) 271-7574). DIRECTIONS: Same as to Catoctin National Park (No. 14 above). Park area is just off of Rt. 77 W. FACILITIES: RV and tent camp sites, camper cabins, lantern posts, electric hookups, dump station, camp store, playground, trails, swimming, boating, fishing, bathhouse, restrooms, water spigots, picnic areas, fire rings, grills. Reservations are accepted. OPEN: Year round. Camping: April 2 to October 24.


16. FORT FREDERICK STATE PARK (11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool, MD 21711; (301) 842-2155). DIRECTIONS: Exit the park entrance area and make a right at the stoplight onto U.S. 340 N. Follow U.S. 340 to Rt. 67 N (about five miles away). Follow Rt. 67 for about eleven miles to Alt Rt. 40. Make a left onto Alt. Rt. 40 W through Boonsboro, MD. Take the exit for I-70 W after passing through Boonsboro. Take I-70 W for about eighteen miles to State Rt. 56. Follow Rt. 56 S to the park entrance. FACILITIES: Picnic areas, 28 campsites for both RVs and tents, toilets, fire rings, camp store, concessions, playground, boat launch and rental, fishing. No hookups. Youth camping area (youth groups are asked to call the park in advance for reservations). Park is located at milepost 112.4 on the C&O Canal towpath. Pets allowed. OPEN: Year round. Camping May 5 through October 23.

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