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Harpers Ferry Tent Sites

Experience the only waterfront camping in Harpers Ferry! River Riders campground offers a tent site to fit every need. Choose from river front sites, trailside and hike in island sites, cliff top, as well as deluxe tent sites which have electric and water.

Tent sites are meant only for tents. Popup campers or car camping would require an RV site or River View Trailside site if no water, electric, or sewer is required. There is a handicap accessible bathhouse with 3 showers as well as a portable restroom trailer with running water.

The campground is in a beautiful / unique location. Because of that it is a mixed use site. The last zip-line in the Harpers Ferry Canopy Tour passes over some of the Cabin/ RV / Deluxe Tent sites. The boat launch is used by River Riders to drop off some of our guests.

A 1.5 mile walking and biking trail leads directly to Harpers Ferry from the campground to the town of Harpers Ferry. Canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and E-Bike rentals are available on site.

There is an active railroad that runs adjacent to the campground and a one way tunnel nearby. The train runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, although the frequency varies and you may hear honking from the tunnel. Light sleepers should bring ear plugs. We also have a canopy tour located above the campground. Check in is at 3pm at our main office 408 Alstatdts Hill Rd, Harpers Ferry, and check out is at 11am. 

Give us a call at (304)-535-2663 for further details or to make a reservation.


Reservations should be made in advance. Busy weekends in season typically book at least 2-4 weeks in advance. Reserve your lodging online today!
To request a specific site, please call us at (304)535-2663 and we can try our best to accommodate you, but we cannot guarantee a specific site.

Harpers Ferry Campground

River Front Tent Sites

river front tent site in harpers ferry

Notes about the Site:

Sites: 201-211, 316-320

These are the waterfront sites on the Potomac. Each site is directly on the river. There is a hill in front of the site that goes down to the water. It is best to access the water from the boat ramp nearby.
2 Adults and 2 dependent children under 18 per site. Only one camping unit per site. Vehicle parking is across from site. We do not rent out tent sites seasonally. 

Overflow River View Tent Sites

River View Tent Sites in Harpers Ferry

Notes about the Site:

Overflow River View Sites: 307, 309, & 130
These sites are across the roadway from the river front RV sites, and the river is visible from the site. Access to the river is via the boat ramp nearby. These sites are typically only rented as overflow sites as the space is limited in the sites. The utilities and street light for the campground are next to the sites
2 Adults and 2 dependent children under 18 per site. Only one camping unit per site. We do not rent out tent sites seasonally. 

River View Trailside Tent Sites

Trailside Tent Sites in Harpers Ferry

Notes about the Site:

Trailside Sites: 405 - 409

River View Trailside Sites are beautiful and more secluded than the other sites. There is parking for 1 vehicle and/or small trailer on the site. There are no utilities at the site. The sites are along a gravel road way in direct view of the river. The roadway is between the sites and the river.
2 Adults and 2 dependent children under 18 per site.
Only one camping unit per site.  
We do not rent out tent sites seasonally. 

Hike In Island Tent Sites

hike in island tent site

Notes about the Site:

Hike-in Island Tent Sites: 110 - 114

Hike-in Island Sites are on a peninsula that sticks out into the river. These are basic but unique sites that really put you out on the water. Site 110 is shaded with less of a view and the other 2 are out in the river surrounded by water without much shade. They are a unique camping experience. There is no vehicle access/parking at the sites, and gear will need to be carried 100 yds from the parking area. These sites are typically only available in the summer and fall during periods of lower river levels.
2 Adults and 2 dependent children under 18 per site. Only one camping unit per site. We do not rent out tent sites seasonally. 

Cliff Top Tent Sites

Cliff Top Tent Sites in Harpers Ferry

Notes about the Site:

Cliff Top Sites: 501-511

Cliff Top Sites sit high along a cliff over the river. The sites are wooded and more private than some of the other sites. Vehicle parking is nearby and not directly at the sites. Gear will need to be carried up to 100 yds from your car to the camp sites. The bathhouse is close by to these sites.

4 Adults or 2 Adults and up to 4 dependent children under 18 per site.
Max of 2 camping units per site. 
We do not rent out tent sites seasonally. 

Deluxe Tent Sites / RV Sites

deluxe tent site in harpers ferry

Notes about the Site:

River Front RV Sites: 308 - 312, 100 - 105, 120 - 123
River View RV Sites: 301 - 305, 311
Family group of up to 4 people. Includes electric and water hookup. 
We suggest you bring sleeping pads as there may be gravel on the site.
These may also be used as an RV site, but can also be used for larger groups camping or those wanting water and electric at their site.

Single/Seasonal Day Pass

Single/Seasonal Day Pass Harpers Ferry

Single Day:

$15 Per Person - (Not available on weekends - Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Seasonal Daily:

  • $99 per pass (includes 1 vehicle) for the season
  • $15 per additional vehicle (immediate family members in the same household only)

Notes about the Site:

Park your vehicle, launch your boat from our boat ramp, enjoy a swim or fish in a beautiful deep water section of The Potomac River! Day Use Only - Must sign pass agreement.

Late Check In

In order to be respectful of quiet hours and other patrons, we ask that guests checking in to their sites after 10 pm wait to set up their camp until the following morning. Late arrivals may utilize the parking area for the night. Guests can find their camping packets containing site information and parking passes at the Welcome sign located at the entrance of the campground (mailbox located on backside of sign).

*We ask that all groups are respectful to other campers and site users by observing quiet hours and following campground rules. We reserve the right to refuse service to disruptive guests.*

**Additional Holiday Weekend Info**

There is a 2 night minimum stay for Memorial Weekend,
4th Of July Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend
for tent sites.

*All sites have river access but not all sites are river front.
No Outside Unpackaged Firewood.*