Irons Mountain Campsite


The Irons Mountain Ridge is the Canal’s last formidable ridge to navigate as it makes its way toward Cumberland. The campsite is upstream about a mile from the Narrows, the point where the River and the Canal squeeze by the ridge.

The free overnight campsite is a large, deep wooded area with access to Rt. 51. It has a portable toilet, picnic table, grill/fire ring and water source (April 15-November 15). Use water treatment methods to be on the safe side.

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.

Camping Reservations

Mile Marker: 175.4


Photo by: PATC GPS Rangers

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