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McCoys Ferry Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Overview

The McCoys Ferry Campground is located at Mile 110.4 on the C&O; Canal Towpath, between the towns of Big Pool and Big Spring on the Maryland side of the Potomac River. The campsites are drive-in, large enough to park a very small fifth wheel/travel trailer/RV/pop-out with a 20' ft.…

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Big Rig Friendly

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11 Reviews

Roger W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2023

On The Flowing Potomac w a View

McCoys Ferry: River Sites. O & C Canal close. Cumberland is a must city to visit - museum and NP Visitor Center (Scale 1- bad, 5-Very good (70 yr olds in 17’ trailer). I rate based on desire for at least a moderate wilderness type experience w at least some camp site privacy. Overall…

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  • Review photo of McCoys Ferry Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park by Roger W., November 6, 2023
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Katie A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2023

Nice surprise, great retreat with easy access from highway

We stayed at campsite 1 which had nice views of the river and a pretty good distance from neighbors. Closest site to the drop toilet and day use area portapots (very clean!). Other spots looked much closer together. Overall a really nice stay and convenient off highway and 15 min drive to…

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  • Review photo of McCoys Ferry Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park by Katie A., September 6, 2023
John M.
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2022

An intimate camp ground

This campground very intimate it sits along the Potomac River. Primitive campsites, and a few porta potties. At night you can hear the trains pass. I kind of like that. We visited in December and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Yes, we are the crazy people like to camp and 32°.

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  • Review photo of McCoys Ferry Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park by John M., December 11, 2022
  • Review photo of McCoys Ferry Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park by John M., December 11, 2022

Location

McCoys Ferry Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is located in Maryland

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Hagerstown: Take I-70W to Exit 18 towards Clear Springs. Make a left onto U.S. Route 40. About a mile later make another left on Martin Street. This road will head out of town for a few miles. Make a right on MD Route 56. Then a few miles later make a left on McCoys Ferry Rd. The road will dead end at the campground after passing under the tunnel.

Address

1850 Dual Highway
Clear Spring, MD 21722

Coordinates

39.60912195934108 N
77.96680818487442 W

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