A group of friends and I stayed at this campground. We booked an RV site because of the number of people and tents we had. We stayed at the first campsite when you enter into the campground. There was a very friendly guy who was in charge and helped us get settled in. The campsites are right by the river and have a lovely view. The sounds of the water and rapids were nice as well. However, the sound of the train running through every hour and the sounds of people honking their horn because of a one way bridge just up the road definitely hampered the experience. The train tracks are RIGHT next to the campsite. I'm a heavy sleeper, so it didn't bother me too much. But a couple of my friends weren't and woke up a couple of times during the night. So prepare to bring ear plugs, hike a lot so you can just crash at night, or look else where. There is a zipline above the campground as well, and ever so often you would have large groups of people zipping through.
The campsites are right next to each other and close to one another. There's not too much privacy. The fire pit area does not have a grill topper, so prepare to bring something else to cook food with. My friend had brought a metal dish dryer and we used that to grill on top of the fire pit/fire wood. You can't bring firewood into the campground, but you can use whatever dead wood you find there. And they do sell firewood for $10 a bundle. Bathrooms are close by and pretty decent. They have showers as well. There's electricity hookup and running water.
You can hike into town and to the start of the Maryland Heights Trail from here which was super convenient so we didn't have to deal with parking. It's not too bad of a campsite, but the excessive noise and lack of privacy bring down the experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only one hour from the Washington, DC and Baltimore Metro regions, waterfront camping on the Potomac River in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia where Maryland and Virginia meet. Pontoon boats, fishing boats, water skiing, wake boarding and jet skis are welcome. With primitive sites, you can pitch your tent and tie your boat up out front. Bring your RV as well as we've added electrical hook-ups for 2013 and are working on water and sewer. It is a beautiful unique location. ... more less