First of all the owners are very nice people. They keep the place clean. That being said, if you have camped in State Parks, you probably will not like this place. First, the roads are not paved. They are muddy, rocky and steep. You need a monster truck to climb the muddy hills or you're car will break or get stuck in the mud. We saw numerous 4-wheel drive trucks skidding as they tried to get up the hill. My Honda Element was damaged the first day camping here. The rocks ripped the muffler off the car as we tried to navigate up to our campsite. I had to find a local mechanic and leave my car there overnight. Furthermore, my campsite was up the hill where I couldn’t take my car to drop off my things so I had to end up hiking up and down with all my heavy equipment. There is only one bathroom facility and there was a line in at the shower. Also, that is the only location for water, so be prepared to carry it all up the hill to your site. The owners said they are working on getting more showers. The location of the campground is nice. It is near Harpers Ferry and Gathland State Park so there are lots of things to see and do. If you do go there, I recommend getting a site/treehouse near the check-in/office. All the sites north of that are steeply uphill.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One and a half hours from D.C. and Baltimore we have a small tree house campground and are open year round. There are a variety of camping options, the Hobbit House and Tree Cottages have wood stoves and mattresses, there are new ones and older ones. There are a variety of tree houses, they do not have mattresses or wood stoves. Each site has a fire circle, picnic table, and grill.The bathrooms and showers are centrally located. We have secluded tent sites. We are 7 miles from river rafting, tubing, horseback riding, zip-lining, and a ten-minute walk from the Appalachian Trail. Also, 10 minutes from a train into D.C. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maple Tree Campground Hotel Gapland
- Maple Tree Campground Maryland/Gapland