McCoys Ferry Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
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 Rating: 4 - Sites are right on the river. There is no privacy from adjacent campsites, but you are on the Potomac in sites 1 - 7.
Price 2023: $10 w interagency pass Usage during visit: Light during the week. 40% full on weekends.
Site Privacy: Open sites. Camper on site 13 created privacy with his trailer. Site Spacing: Moderately large sites Not bad Site surface: Grass Reservations: Required.
Campground Noise: Quiet Road Noise: No road noise. Train comes by frequently and is close enough to be load. Trains add to the historical nature of this park.
Through Traffic in campground: Dead end campground road. So, there is no reason for through traffic. Electric Hookup: No Sewer Hookup: No Dump Station: No Potable Water Available: Yes, a hand pump.
Generators: Allowed Bathroom: Clean chemical toilets. I prefer the pit toilet in the nearby day use area.
Showers: No. Pull Throughs: Yes- Looks like all riverside sites can accommodate pull through.
Cell Service (AT&T): 2 bars. Setting: Open park setting with deciduous trees along the Potomac.
Weather: Highs in the mid 60s . Lows in the low 30s during our stay. Sunny.
Bugs: Too cold. Solar: With no leaves on the trees, our fixed roof solar panels did reasonably well. Host: No Rig size: Small rigs only. Sites: 1-7 are on the water and are the best sites in my opinion. Sites 2, 3 and 4 give the nicest views up and down river View from #7 is most obstructed. Remember, this post is after leaf fall. Views maybe more obstructed in the spring. Site number 13 (a pull through site) is not on the water, however, it sits away from adjacent sites. Trailer maneuvered in correctly can give that site the most privacy of the all sites.