This backcountry area truly is a hidden gem in the DC area. For those just learning to backpack or camp in dispersed or unmaintained areas, this is perfect. The hike in takes about 30-45 minutes from the parking lot that has a portable restroom. Site 2 is up on a hill, which we picked because it was going to downpour that night. Had we gone to site 3, we would have been flooded out. River is pretty close to filter water from. We saw one other person the entire memorial day weekend.