Top Tent Camping near Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

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Best Tent Sites Near Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD (31)

    Camper-submitted photo from Antietam Creek Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Antietam Creek Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Antietam Creek Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Antietam Creek Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Antietam Creek Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Antietam Creek Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

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    Antietam Creek Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    11 Reviews
    24 Photos
    111 Saves
    Sharpsburg, Maryland

    Overview

    The Antietam Creek Campground is located at Mile 69.4 on the C&O Canal Towpath, a few miles south of Shepherdstown on the Maryland side of the Potomac River. The campsites are nestled in the woods between the Canal and the Potomac River and they are a short distance from many recreational opportunities. Fishing, boating and hiking are but a few possibilities while staying at Antietam Creek Campground.

    Recreation

    Popular activities at Antietam Creek include boating and fishing. Kayaking the creek and surrounding areas during various times of the year are scenic and ever changing. Nearby boat ramps at Dargan Bend and Snyders Landing provide motor boat access to the river. Fishing is also a popular pastime in both the watered sections of the C&O Canal the Potomac River. Be sure to acquire a Maryland Fishing License for those age 16 or older. West Virginia Licenses are approved for fishing in the Potomac only.

    Facilities

    Popular activities at Antietam Creek include boating and fishing. Kayaking the creek and surrounding areas during various times of the year are scenic and ever changing. Nearby boat ramps at Dargan Bend and Snyders Landing provide motor boat access to the river. Fishing is also a popular pastime in both the watered sections of the C&O Canal the Potomac River. Be sure to acquire a Maryland Fishing License for those age 16 or older. West Virginia Licenses are approved for fishing in the Potomac only.

    Natural Features

    Antietam Creek Campground is just south of Sharpsburg, MD. Antietam Creek is a typically mild and slow moving creek which feeds into the much larger and faster Potomac River directly adjacent to the campsite. River rise and floods can modify conditions quickly here.

    Nearby Attractions

    Antietam Battlefield, South Mountain Recreation Area and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park all provide additional hiking and history adventures specifically about the Civil War Era.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations A cancellation is the release of a confirmed reservation prior to the start of the defined late cancellation time frame which results in non-use by the original customer.__ __ Camping and Day Use Facilities Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee. Late Cancellations or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window ___ Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. ___ Group Facility: Customers who cancel a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee. ___ Group Day Use Area: Customers who cancel a group day-use facility reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will forfeit the total day-use fee.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Picnic Table

    $10 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sky Meadows State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sky Meadows State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sky Meadows State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sky Meadows State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sky Meadows State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sky Meadows State Park Campground

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    Sky Meadows State Park Campground

    10 Reviews
    35 Photos
    122 Saves
    Paris, Virginia

    Sky Meadows State Park Campground, near Delaplane, VA, is a fantastic spot for those looking to dip their toes into backcountry camping without straying too far from civilization. This place is all about simplicity and nature. You’ll need to hike about a mile to reach the campsites, which are tucked away in the woods, offering a real sense of seclusion and peace.

    Each campsite comes equipped with a bear box, fire ring, picnic table, and a tent pad. The park has done a great job of making sure you have what you need without overloading you with amenities. There are vault toilets available, and while there's no running water, you can find a non-potable water pump near the restroom. Just remember to boil the water before drinking.

    Firewood is available for purchase on the honor system, so bring some cash. The campsites are well-spaced, giving you a bit of privacy even when the campground is full. The park rangers are friendly and keep the place clean and stocked.

    The trails here are a highlight. You’ll find yourself hiking through beautiful rolling hills and wooded areas. Some trails can get muddy, especially after rain, but the views and the experience are worth it. The park also has some historical areas and open fields where families often picnic and fly kites.

    Wildlife is abundant, so keep an eye out for deer, owls, and even the occasional bear track. If you're into birdwatching, you'll love the variety of birds you can spot during the day.

    Overall, Sky Meadows State Park Campground is a great spot for a beginner backpacking experience or just a peaceful night under the stars. Just make sure you're prepared for a bit of a hike and the rustic charm of backcountry camping.

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    • Reservable
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    Camper-submitted photo from Annapolis Rock Campground — Appalachian National Scenic Trail
    Camper-submitted photo from Annapolis Rock Campground — Appalachian National Scenic Trail
    Camper-submitted photo from Annapolis Rock Campground — Appalachian National Scenic Trail
    Camper-submitted photo from Annapolis Rock Campground — Appalachian National Scenic Trail
    Camper-submitted photo from Annapolis Rock Campground — Appalachian National Scenic Trail
    Camper-submitted photo from Annapolis Rock Campground — Appalachian National Scenic Trail
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    Mulehalla

    1 Review
    16 Photos
    16 Saves
    Williamsport, Maryland

    Located right off of the C&O Canal, there are plenty of sites available at Mulehalla for those who prefer rustic camping. These spots offer a quieter more rugged camping experience. Explore the C&O Canal or cool off in the Potomac River. Bring your gear, make some memories, and be sure to leave no trace! Firewood is available for$5.00 a bundle.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Glamping

    $30 - $65 / night

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      Camper-submitted photo from Jordan Junction Hiker-biker Overnight Campsite — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

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      Jordan Junction Hiker-biker Overnight Campsite — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

      1 Review
      1 Photo
      6 Saves
      Williamsport, Maryland

      Mile 101.2 - THiker-biker campgrounds are located along the towpath approximately every 5-7 miles. No fee or reservation required. Overnight stays are limited to one night. All sites include a chemical toilet, picnic table, grill, and water. Please Note: Water at hiker-biker campsites is non-potable. Water is not treated and not for drinking or cooking. If you use this water, you are advised to filter, chemically treat, or boil before use. Water is turned off from mid-November to mid-April each year.

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      • Drinking Water
      • Toilets
      Camper-submitted photo from Paw Paw Tunnel Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Paw Paw Tunnel Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Paw Paw Tunnel Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Paw Paw Tunnel Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Paw Paw Tunnel Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Paw Paw Tunnel Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

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      Paw Paw Tunnel Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

      4 Reviews
      22 Photos
      34 Saves
      Little Orleans, Maryland

      Overview

      The Paw Paw Tunnel Campground is located at Mile 156 on the C&O Canal Towpath on the Maryland side of the Potomac River, across from the town of Paw Paw in West Virginia.

      Recreation

      The most popular activities for Paw Paw Tunnel campers are hiking the Paw Paw Tunnel trails, biking the C&O Canal Towpath, kayaking and fishing. The local town of Paw Paw, WV, has a boat ramp for easy access to the Potomac just across the river via surface roads. Be sure to acquire a Maryland Fishing License for those age 16 or older.

      Facilities

      The most popular activities for Paw Paw Tunnel campers are hiking the Paw Paw Tunnel trails, biking the C&O Canal Towpath, kayaking and fishing. The local town of Paw Paw, WV, has a boat ramp for easy access to the Potomac just across the river via surface roads. Be sure to acquire a Maryland Fishing License for those age 16 or older.

      Natural Features

      Tucked in the mountains of Western Maryland and adjacent to Green Ridge State Forest, experience the history and culture of the area as well as its natural beauty, which is plentiful all times of the year, but especially during autumn.

      Nearby Attractions

      Green Ridge State Forest is a local park to continue your adventures. Cumberland is 25 miles west on MD 51.

      Charges & Cancellations

      Cancellations A cancellation is the release of a confirmed reservation prior to the start of the defined late cancellation time frame which results in non-use by the original customer.__ __ Camping and Day Use Facilities Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee. Late Cancellations or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window ___ Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. ___ Group Facility: Customers who cancel a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee. ___ Group Day Use Area: Customers who cancel a group day-use facility reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will forfeit the total day-use fee.

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      • Fires
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Picnic Table
      • Firewood Available

      $10 - $20 / night

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        Horseshoe Bend Hiker-biker Overnight Campsite — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

        1 Review
        9 Saves
        Sharpsburg, Maryland

        Mile 79.2 - Hiker-biker campgrounds are located along the towpath approximately every 5-7 miles. No fee or reservation required. Overnight stays are limited to one night. All sites include a chemical toilet, picnic table, grill, and water. Please Note: Water at hiker-biker campsites is non-potable. Water is not treated and not for drinking or cooking. If you use this water, you are advised to filter, chemically treat, or boil before use. Water is turned off from mid-November to mid-April each year.

        • Tents
        • Drinking Water
        • Toilets
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        Stoney Creek Campground

        1 Review
        7 Photos
        42 Saves
        Little Orleans, Maryland

        PLEASE CHECK HipCamp site for Availability before booking with Dyrt. Enjoy one of our two large, beautiful and secluded sites with friends or family. We now have four sites. You should only see neighbors when going to bathhouse. Kayak, boat or tube(bring your own). Fish or watch wildlife. Nearby attractions if the river is not enough. Any site can host up to 30 people , depending on how many tents you bring. Cacapon River allows for fishing, kayaking/canoeing or tubing. You can put in upstream for a full day trip and camp overnight. Stoney Creek Country Store within a short walk for your fishing, necessities, milkshake, and subs/pizza. Almost Heaven Riverfront South site is a little closer to the bridge, but slightly bigger than the North site. It's also closer to the bathhouse and WiFi. It has best river access to kayak upstream. Almost Heaven Riverfront North site is a little more private. It is further downstream from the bridge and bathhouse. It has best river access to kayak downstream. You should be able to paddle back with relative ease. Each site gets a private (keyless/code entry) restroom/shower.

        Read reviews/check availability here: https://www.hipcamp.com/discover/west-virginia/stoney-creek-campground

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        • Market

        $99 - $175 / night

        Camper-submitted photo from Gathland State Park Campground
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