|Harpers Ferry, WV|
Recently we visited Harpers Ferry, WV and stayed at the Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA. Just the term "KOA" uttered in a RV forum can conjure up a debate that can go on for days. "They are to expensive", "it's not camping" and "sites are to small" will be just a few of the complaints you may read. On the other side of the fence you normally get that "they are good for an overnight layover" or "you know what your going to get". One thing you cannot debate is that KOA campgrounds are not going away and I have seen the franchise continue to grow over the years. There is a consistency in services you will find at every KOA even though the actual campground itself may differ drastically.
When we arrived at the Harpers Ferry KOA we where greeted by an employee in a guard house. They
|RV lined up to check in|
|One of the wider pull through site|
|Plenty to do for the family|
Maybe those RV forum discussion are not to far off in their arguments for and against KOA camping. And I would say this place fit that criteria. Small sites, but good service and facilities.
Oh and since they don't tell you, there is an amazing 2 to 3 mile hike (you can make it shorter if needed) right out the back of the campground into the National Park. There are some restored cannons in the field along with the Murphy Farm which was a strategic battle location for the Confederate Army and some great views of the Shenandoah river valley.
|Shenandoah River from the Murphy Farm trail overlook|
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