Leopards Mill Campsite

This riverside campsite was named after Jacob Leopard who operated a gristmill about a mile upstream. Interestingly, Leopard had been running his mill before the Canal even came along. Later, when limestone was discovered nearby, a man named George Shafer started a cement mill in 1835. It lasted for six years, when progress was stopped on the Canal.

In addition to the regular features of the hiker/biker campsites (picnic table, water, portable bathroom and grill), Leopards Mill is also a point of access for canoes and kayaks from Seavolt Road.

Please Note: Potable water may not be available at each campsite. Water is treated with iodine. Please plan to have water purification tablets with you. Water is turned off from November 15 to April 15 each year.

Please visit the C&O Canal National Historical Park's website for detailed camping information, or you can call 301-739-4200 with any questions. Site reservations can be made via the Recreation.gov website.

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Mile Marker: 129.9

Photo by: PATC GPS Rangers

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