Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Dahlgren Backpacker Campground
Access
Walk In
Hike In
Features
No ADA Access
No Alchohol
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Location
Dahlgren Backpacker Campground is located in Maryland
Latitude
39.485 N
Longitude
-77.6205 W
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2 Reviews of Dahlgren Backpacker Campground
Good Stop on the AT

This is a stop on the AT open only to multi-day backpackers. I’ve heard it is sometimes enforced. It’s a bit different than most AT stops, as there are no real sites, just a large grassy area to pitch tents. It isn’t reservable, but free as long as you are AT backpacking. There is a basic, but clean, bathroom with showers. There is also a year-round water source (the bathroom closes in winter). There isn’t much to see or do really, just a spot to pitch a tent. Keep alcohol consumption discreet, it’s in a state park where alcohol is not allowed, even though is generally allowed on the trail.

First to Review
great place to stop on the AT

I only stopped here for a night while I was hiking the AT, but it was a welcome relief to get to a spot where I could wash off and have indoor plumbing for a night. The sites are nice, but seemed pretty close together. As far as campgrounds on the AT go, this is one of the nicer ones. The place also has fresh drinking water, another welcome site while on the AT.

All around great AT campground!