Platform Camping

Mountaintop Platform Camping in Harpers Ferry

Our mountaintop platform sites offer all the amenities of our mountaintop campsites, but with the added bonus of your tent being off the ground and on a dry, level, wood platform. Platform sites are smaller than our other sites and can hold tents up to 10 ft x 10 ft. Located on our scenic mountaintop property near the Potomac River and within easy driving distance of old town Harpers Ferry, these campsites are a great spot to pitch your tent and relax under the stars near a crackling fire in the great Virginia outdoors.

Each platform campsite comes equipped with a picnic table and a fire pit/charcoal grill combo, and our nicely appointed bathhouse with hot showers and indoor plumbing, is only a short walk away. All our campsites are located on our private mountaintop property, secured each evening at the gate with access only to campers and cabin guests.

Each site accommodates 1 tent with up to 5 people. Reserve your firewood during booking of your campsite and pick it up after checking in.

Amenities

Picnic table and grill/fire ring combo. Walking distance from bathhouse with indoor plumbing and hot showers, multiple scenic overlook points and our private river access. (No pets allowed on HFAC property).

Size

Mountaintop campsites fit 1 – 10 ft x 10 ft tent comfortably sleeping 4. Additional guests after 5 will be charged an additional camper fee.

Firewood

Please don’t bring firewood with you when you camp. If you find or buy wood, please don’t take any back home with you. Burn it all or give it to other campers. Foreign pests can travel with wood, and carrying firewood from one area to another can be detrimental to the local forest. We have firewood to purchase, or you can collect wood / kindling on the ground if found near the campsite.

Rates $7 a bundle

Mountaintop Platform Camping

Know Before You Go

  • Check-in time is from 4-7pm during peak season (May-September).
  • Check-out time is at 11am.
  • Non-peak season check-in is from 1-4pm.
  • Non-peak season check-out time is at 11am.
  • Single sites: Maximum of 5 people, 2 small tents or 1 large tent
  • Double sites: Maximum of 10 people. 2 tents 
  • Triple site (one available, riverside): Maximum of 15 people. 3 tents
  • Quad sites: Maximum of 20 people. 4 tents 
  • Please make a note on your reservation if you are camping with another group and want your sites to be next to one another
  • Mountaintop campsites are in partly wooded areas, near our activity center.
  • Each site has a grill, fire pit and picnic table. No electricity.
  • There is a bathhouse located by the main office. It is within walking distance from all sites. It has potable water, showers, sinks, toilets and changing rooms. Porta Potties are located by the riverside campsites.
  • No animals allowed, unless they are a service animal with appropriate paperwork
  • We have wood for purchase. $7/bundle with approximately 8 pieces in each.
  • No outside wood is allowed.
  • Fishing is allowed if you have a Maryland or Virginia fishing license. No license is required if you are fishing from the bank.

Mountaintop Platform Camping Rates

Single Site (up to 5 people)
$48 per night

$7/person user fee and 6% sales tax will be added at checkout

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Mountaintop Platform Camping

Know Before You Go

  • Check-in time is from 4-7pm during peak season (May-September).
  • Check-out time is at 11am.
  • Non-peak season check-in is from 1-4pm.
  • Non-peak season check-out time is at 11am.
  • Single sites: Maximum of 5 people, 2 small tents or 1 large tent
  • Double sites: Maximum of 10 people. 2 tents 
  • Triple site (one available, riverside): Maximum of 15 people. 3 tents
  • Quad sites: Maximum of 20 people. 4 tents 
  • Please make a note on your reservation if you are camping with another group and want your sites to be next to one another
  • Mountaintop campsites are in partly wooded areas, near our activity center.
  • Each site has a grill, fire pit and picnic table. No electricity.
  • There is a bathhouse located by the main office. It is within walking distance from all sites. It has potable water, showers, sinks, toilets and changing rooms. Porta Potties are located by the riverside campsites.
  • No animals allowed, unless they are a service animal with appropriate paperwork
  • We have wood for purchase. $7/bundle with approximately 8 pieces in each.
  • No outside wood is allowed.
  • Fishing is allowed if you have a Maryland or Virginia fishing license. No license is required if you are fishing from the bank.

More Adventure

While camping with us why not take advantage of the convenience of a one stop shop for adventure. Combine a number of half day or full day activities with Harpers Ferry Adventure Center and save. Give us a call at (540) 668-9007 and one of our staff members would be happy to help customize an adventurous weekend or weekday get-away for you or check out our prepackaged play and stay options.

We are not pet friendly at this time, except for service animals which must have proper identification.

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