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Only one hour from the Washington, DC and Baltimore Metro Regions, River Riders now offers primitive waterfront camping on the Potomac River in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia where Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia come together.
Campsites are available on a beautiful deep water section of the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County. A four mile section of deep water runs from our campground to above the Dargan Bend Boat Ramp in Maryland. Pontoon boats, fishing boats, water skiing, wake boarding, and jet skis are welcome. Pitch your tent and tie your boat up out front. Bring your RV as well (There are electricity hookups for RV sites) For those willing to rough-it, it is a beautiful unique location.
The campground is in a beautiful / unique location. Because of that, it is a mixed use site. The last zipline in the Harpers Ferry Canopy Tour passes over some of the RV / Deluxe Tent sites. The boat launch is used by River Riders to drop off some of their guests. There are train tracks up the hill behind the campground and a tunnel nearby where you may hear horn honking at some of the sites, so if you're a light sleeper, it will help to bring ear plugs for the occasional trains at night.
In its “Best Of” Issue Outside Magazine rated Harpers Ferry, West Virginia as one of America’s top five city getaways for rafting, tubing, kayaking, and canoeing adventures (on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers).
Harpers Ferry chosen as an Editors' Pick by Washington Post.com for its history and abundance of recreational activities and makes a great Camping Holiday!
This is a wonderful place. Thank You for your kindness and friendship during our stay at Harpers Ferry Campground and for the helpful information about the area. I'm sure I'll use you again.
-Joan Davenport April 18, 2013