Pigmans Ferry Campground


The name of this campsite is somewhat misleading. The site of the actual ferry is more than a mile and a half upstream and the campsite itself is not on the river—rather it is along the part of the Canal that veers inland away from the Potomac. The fenced off camping area borders a meadow.

The Pigman Family was well-known in the area during the early years of the nation. The family settled in Cumberland, where Bene S. Pigman was named a commissioner for the Cumberland Bank of Allegheny in 1823. Later, he was elected to the Maryland Senate.

The campsite provides a portable toilet, picnic table, grill/fire ring and water source.

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.

Camping Reservations

Mile Marker: 169.1


Photo by: PATC GPS Rangers

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