Camping Along the C&O Canal

Tent camping at Swains along the Potomac River

The Park has 31 hiker-biker campsites and five drive-in campsites. Hiker-biker campsites are first-come first-serve and do not require reservations. Please visit the Park’s website for more information on camping.

Drive-in campsites are near parking lots and require a reservation. Visit to reserve a drive-in campsite. More information is available on the Park’s website.

There are also various privately owned campsites in Brunswick, Harpers Ferry, Hancock, and Little Orleans.

Did you know you can also spend the night in the historic lockhouses that line the canal? Learn more about the Canal Quarters program here.

Stay in a Canal Quarters lockhouse

Seven of the C&O Canal’s historic lockhouses are available for overnight stays. Spend the night living as the lock keepers once did!

Stay in a Private Campground

These campgrounds near the C&O Canal National Historical Park are privately owned.

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