RV Parks in Frederick County, Maryland

RV Parks in Frederick County, Maryland
Frederick County makes for a logical central base for RV campers to explore the "panhandle" region of Maryland. The city of Frederick offers a full range of shops and services, and sits at the center of a major network of highways. All around Frederick are the outdoor attractions of places like the Frederick Municipal Forest, Sugarloaf Mountain, Harper's Ferry and the Potomac River, as well as the battlefield park of Antietam. When the camping trip is over, that same network of highways makes it easy to put your RV on the road and start your trip home.

Cunningham Falls State Park

Set in the Catoctin Mountains and known for its almost 80-foot waterfall, Cunningham Falls State Park is about 10 miles north of Frederick. The park offers two campgrounds, the Houck and Manor areas, both of which have a mix of tent and RV sites. Rental cabins are also available. The RV sites have only electrical hook-ups. Every camp site has a lantern post, fire ring and picnic table, and both campgrounds have bath houses. Pets are permitted at the Manor camping area, but they must be kept on a leash. The state park has a boat ramp, as well as fishing and swimming areas in its creeks and lake. There are also hiking trails and a playground.

Cunningham Falls State Park
14039 Catoctin Hollow Road
Thurmont, MD 21788
(301) 271-7574

Harpers Ferry KOA

Harpers Ferry, a town that sits on the banks of the Potomac River in the rugged foothills of the Appalachians, was the scene of John Brown's 1859 abolitionist raid and numerous Civil War military actions. Less than 15 miles from Frederick, the Harpers Ferry KOA has 280 RV sites with full hook-ups and up to 50-amp electricity. Cable TV connections are available for an extra fee. The largest sites are 65-foot pull-throughs. The Harpers Ferry KOA also rents RVs.

There are tent sites and one- and two-bedroom rental cabins. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the campground. The KOA's facilities include a coin laundry, outdoor swimming pool, playground, arcade and game room, gym, bicycle and golf cart rentals and a Civil War Re-enactors museum. They also have a camp store that sells firewood and LP gas. The KOA has a hiking trail that leads from its property to Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.

Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA
343 Campground Road
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Brunswick Family Campground

This is a municipal campground set on the C&O Canal and operated by the city of Brunswick. There are 65 sites for RVs, with water and 30-amp electrical hook-ups. The campground also has a dump station, bath house and picnic tables. Free Wi-Fi is available in the campground, and the direct access to the C&O Canal's towpath allows for hiking and mountain biking either west toward Harpers Ferry or east toward Great Falls and Washington, D.C.

Brunswick Family Campground
1 W. Potomac St.
Brunswick, MD 21716
(301) 834-8050

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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