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Harpers Ferry KOA

343 Campground Rd.
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
5 Reviews
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Great campround, first time at a KOA. I had heard a few bad reviews but they were all based on bad site location. Stay in the back of campround and you will be fine. Large sites with shade. Free pancakes every morning and a wonderful staff. We will be back!!

Received from Ray for visit in Oct 2011

Site Number: 184
Stay Again? YES
First time staying at this KOA. Worst site in 25 years of camping. Paying 60.00 a night for a premium site. Gravel and unlevel. Concrete slag for picnic table. Arrive on Friday, had no cable connection, they are still working on it 6 hours later. Terrible WIFI connection and the hub was within 50 feet of our site. Pity anyone who wants to have a fire, probable would melt the RV unit beside you. Owner did make a concession of $10.00 a night. Never in a million years would we stay here again.

Received from Kathy Emswiler for visit in Aug 2011

Site Number:53
Stay Again? NO
At $55 per night greatly overpriced. Most uneven site we have ever had and way too close to neighbors. Fire ring so close to other unit didn't even consider a fire. Bathroom in pull thru section is coed and while not the worst certainly not the best. OVerall reaffirmed our aversion to KOA's. WI-FI was hit and miss.

Received from David for visit in Oct 2009

Site Number: 53
Stay Again? NO
We have a 39 foot fifth wheel. The narrow roads to our so called pull thru site were tricky. We barely fit on our site. I had requested pull through. But in order to get out we had to back up into an empty site. Thank goodness it was empty or we would have been stuck. Big motor homes occupy the row in front of ours. TV was lousey, couldn't tie dogs out we were so close to our neighbors and the bathroom was co-ed. When checking in there was an added charge for our dogs. For $43.00 a night, we will not be going back. Went to their 'snack' shop. A warmed up hot dog and hamburg --- $8.00. Certainly not worth the money.

Received from Carol R for visit in Sep 2007

Site Number: 38
Stay Again? NO
I was impressed! They had wide lanes to park when we arrived. Not all sites are big, but we told them ahead of time we had a 25' trailer with a slideout and our site was pretty roomy for such a big, private campground. We could even park the SUV straight (so many places lately DH has had to park perpendicular to the camper because there wasn't any space). And I could have parked my van behind the camper if I'd brought it. We also asked for a shady site and got along just fine with our two small fans and 2 bunk end fans. I never heard the weather report but I think it was in the low nineties. BTW, we do not have air conditioning but do have popupgizmos bunk end covers. The pool was large and heated, and after our fiasco with the baby not being able to go in the Capitol KOA pool, it was exciting to find Harper's Ferry even has a baby pool. They also have a snack shop and game room nearby but we didn't look at those. They have a large screen movie theater and show at least one movie a day during the summer. The playground was nice and they had 2 bathhouses with separate showers with doors on them (and soap, too). The bathrooms were air conditioned and even had hand lotion in a dispenser (My hands always get chapped while camping.) The camp store was the biggest I've ever seen and had the fairest prices I've seen but some stuff was still overpriced. They have the Civil War Re-enactors Museum right on the premises, and you are also able to walk along civil war trenches that have some brass placards explaining the history of the area. The campground is right next to Harper's Ferry National Park. They are nearby companies that you can use to go rafting, tubing, canoeing, etc. Our friend said you can even pick up the C & O canal path from the park and bike down it. Since it was hot and the kids were happy and we had the baby we just hung around the campground and didn't try those things. The campground also rents funcycles and bikes and helmets. They had propane, firewood for $4.75 a bundle. This particular weekend was Hawaiian Luau and they had tons of activities on Saturday, including a $6 a person pig roast, hula dancers, hula hoop contest, and DJ. They also supposively had kids arts and crafts and someone who visited with animals but the kids weren't interested this time around. THe roads are all paved which made walking with a stroller so much easier. The place was relatively empty on Thursday but filled up fast on Friday night. They have tons of tent sites and a lot of cabins, but both are off by themselves. The thing that really struck us as different is that there is a $5 charge for using the dump station. We've never encountered such a fee, but we've always camped in MD where dumping grey water is not legal. I told DH to just drive our tank over to the dish sink and dump it there but his friend convinced him that the trees needed it more with the drought conditions. This would be a great place for a family reunion or group to camp since you have all the options (tent, RV, and many sizes of cabins). DH friend said that because the pool is heated it's even open when they come in October.

Received from Carole for visit in Jul 2003

Site Number: 156
Stay Again? YES

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