Fort Frederick State Park

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park Big Pool, MD 21711 301-842-2155

GPS: 39.604, -78.008

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Overview of Fort Frederick State Park

Number of Sites 29

Reservations yes

Elevation 360 ft / 109 m

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Verizon 5G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 10/28/2022
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 5/12/2019
6 reviews
“Between the Potomac and a Swamp”

Reviewed 10/28/2022

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 6
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The campground is located between the Potomac River and a swamp. If you have a long travel trailer, it could be a problem as there is a wooden bridge to cross without an arrow direct approach. There had been a frost, and the place was pretty soggy, so I didn't test how many mosquitos were still alive. I've stayed here before and it hasn't improved.

There is a water faucet near the dumpster outside the campground. It had a hose attached, so I'm not sure if it was removable so you could attach your own. There is no dump station. There is no shower house or bathroom; just two porta john's on each end of the campground. There is a long road that runs down the center of the campground, with sites, well spaced, on either side. There were another 5 campers at the campground the night I was there. The campground is secured with a gate and a combination lock 24x7, which I suppose is OK, because there really isn't anything apparent in the neighborhood. Each site has a fire ring and a table.

Between the gate, the trees, the river and the swamp, the perfectly spaced minimalist sites, porta johns and no camp host, there was a vibe of a WWII Internment camp, and I've been to a couple. They were nicer.

OH! Cannot forget the trains. To get to the site, you have to cross the railroad, and there is a bend in the tracks. Fortunately, it's not a regulated crossing, so they don't blast the train horn all night, but there were at least four trains the night I was there, and the wheels squealed like the NYC elevated. For a day close to Halloween it was almost perfect.

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3 reviews
“Rustic ”

Reviewed 5/12/2019

Days stayed: 0
Overall Rating

No frills campground. Sites are close together. One side has waterfront sites. Each site has picnic table, lantern post, and fire ring. No dump station. Porta Pots. No electric. Bring bug spray - mosquitoes everywhere. Access would be tricky for big rigs.

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........Rolling in a RV - Wheelchair Traveling......: Fort Frederick State Park

  We stopped here for the campground but there is also a reconstruction of a 1756 fort , a visitor center ,a very small CCC museum , and easy access to the C&O Canal Trail. The parking lot for the 23...

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