Purslane Run Campsite


    The Purslane Run Campsite is a half mile upstream from where the Western Maryland Railroad crosses back over the Potomac into Maryland. It is named for a stream another half mile up the Canal.

    The free overnight 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: 157.4


    Photo by: PATC GPS Rangers

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