The Harpers Ferry/Civil War Battlefields KOA is a fantastic vacation destination spot that's perfect for the whole family. Thanks to you, this year we received the 2016 KOA PRESIDENT'S AWARD. That means our campground facilities and camper satisfaction scores are some of the best around. We are making things even better in 2017! Our Specialty Coffee and Wine Store, GRAPES & GRINDS, has been a popular place for morning specialty coffees and afternoon wine tastings. Check our deluxe cabins with bathrooms and some with kitchens too! As always, our jumping pillow and giant inflatable are a hit with the kids.
And, as always, we still have all of the fun stuff you've come to love about our campground, like our junior Olympic Swimming Pool, Indoor and Outdoor Basketball Courts, Volleyball, Horseshoes, Game Room, Bark Zone Dog Park, and all-you-can-eat pancakes in season. So make your plans now to come and make some history all your own. See you soon!
Nice enough for overnight or 2 day. Staff is nice. Great attractions in the area. Some spots are big rig friendly but none are paved or very flat. Park is maintained ok but sites are sloppy, packed in and the park gets very crowded on the weekends. WiFi is absolutely terrible, which is not something we would review about but they are making no efforts to improve an outdated system. Basically there is none, if you need to check email or kids need to do school work - don’t come here. Movies and tv are completely out of question. It actually doesn’t seem like there is much pride in ownership on this one, unfortunately.
Great campsite and cabins in the campground. Surrounded by greenery. There is a rafting spot close by. Tonnes of indoor entertainment. There is a mini golf course inside the ground. Great for a weekend getaway.
Grounds were fairly well-maintained. Saw lots of park employees and not much trash around. Latrines were clean, fairly pleasant. Not much space between camp pads, so noise and light disturbances made it hard to enjoy. Overall, good experience; woodline had plenty of felled timber for firewood. Prob could've done without the person playing banjo at 10pm several sites over.
Broken water pipe flooded our site, broken sewer pipe that left raw sewage on our site, no WiFi, no cable, neighbors utility pole in the center of our site and their sewage pipe right next to our picnic table. They dug up the utility pole in the middle of our campsite without notifying us, leaving their tools all over the site and moving our stuff and smoking/throwing butts on the site. No one answers the after hours phone number. Noisy at night. The manager was completely unresponsive despite me trying for days and days to talk to her. She wouldn't call me back or come by the site to talk to us and see the issues. The neighbors told us that they notified the campground of the water leak/flooding prior to us coming and yet the campground put us on this site anyway knowing full well of the broken utilities.
We stayed at Harpers Ferry KOA for a long weekend. Upon arrival we were told that the campround was going to be at full capacity. Just after puling into into our site we immediatley noticed puddles that were growing and leak from the adjoining sites water hook up. We went to the office and maintenance responed at first telling us that in order to fix the leak they would have to shut off water and dig up lines in about half of the campground. At the same time we discovered that the cable was not working, and neither was the wifi. Maintenence came back and was able to stop the leak. We were then told that due to the leak , no one would be put on that site. People camping on the other side of us told us that the campground had been aware of the leak because they reported it hours before our arrival as well, and nothing had been done, We opted to stay on that site for remainder of the stay as were were already set up. We then went on an outing only to return to find that a work crew began to work on the water line , moved out gear , and threw cigarette butts around our site as well. On top of that the sewer hook up was also leaking. The actual manager was asked for but never responded to any calls. The sites were also very close together and tight.
The staff was not very knowledgable on the area attractions either. I asked two different employees how to get to the local attractions and neither could tell me.All I was told was that the battlefields were closed, but people could still walk around on foot. After some exploring we were able to find historic Harpers Ferry about a mile up the road. Harpers Ferry was great. Most of the shops and restaurants were open and great.
Cell service in the area for both AT&T and Verizon was poor. I do not know if this was due to the terrain or lack of towers. The area of Harpers Ferry was nice, but the campground experience was not.
My go-to weekend KOA getaway! They should give frequent visitor rewards. 😀 I love this KOA. People are always so friendly and neighborly. Living in DC, this takes 1 hour to get to, and it is the closest I can get to experiencing a “real” camping experience. Meaning, you’re deep in the woods, smells of campfires, kids biking around, large groups of friends and family; yet, you have all of the amenities of a KOA resort. Excellent campground for kids, too. Lots to do and special events all of the time. It’s a huge campground, so there is a place for everyone: large rv’s with patios away from the woods, then everyone else gets to be in the woods. Beautiful cabins throughout the campground. The tent areas are awesome. Highly recommend!
This was our first stay at a KOA. We had previously stayed away because although we are glampers, this seemed too much like a resort and less like camping. And although this is true, we were pleasantly surprised with the conditions of the campground and how much fun we had here. First, the grounds are kept in great shape. The roads were freshly paved, the grass/trees trimmed, and the grounds clear of trash. We got lucky and got an end site despite arriving without a reservation. To top it all off, we got there during get one free sale and ended up paying less for a site here than at the less attractive Harper's Ferry campground. You can divide up the ground into two locations, the big-rig park with no trees and the smaller-rig area in the woods. We have a 34' travel trailer and although the site was narrow, it was easily long enough to fit our needs. If we hadn't had an end spot, I would have felt a little crowded with my next door neighbor, but that's KOA. The amenities for kids were incredible, with arts/crafts, a movie theatre, an arcade, nice playground, and jumping pillow. The pool looked like something out of the dark swamp, but it was early in the season and gated off, so I didn't think about it much. For adults they had wine tastings and a coffee shop open on the weekend. I felt so pampered. The best part about this site is the location. We could walk or easily drive to Harper's Ferry NP visitor center, from where we could take a bus into downtown (if you didn't want to hunt for parking in town). Harper's Ferry is a cute little historic town and the hiking is amazing, being right on the Appalachian Trail. A few more tidbits - the store was well-stocked and not too expensive, bathroom/shower facilities were clean and plentiful, laundry worked and was average price. Would stay here again and recommend to others.
Love the surrounding area. The camp store is one of the best. We have attended Holloween event several years and it’s so much fun with decorating contests and trick or treating!
We stayed in a cabin here, was alittle pricey but worth it. Toddler had a blast with all the activites. and its located close enough to everything
We come to this campground every year for Halloween camping. Staff is friendly and actually seem to enjoy their jobs. The free pancakes on the weekends are a must! Lots for the kids to do and a wine tasting on saturdays for the adult.