Spring Gap Campground sits beside the Potomac River on the border of Maryland and West Virginia. It is one of Maryland’s top campgrounds, and that’s no surprise given its well-maintained amenities and ideal location in Chesapeake & Ohio National Historical Park. And one of the campground’s best qualities is that it allows furry paws, so you can have a furrific time camping out and enjoying the company of your pooch!
Spring Gap Campground features 14 campsites; twelve of them are eight-person single sites, and the remaining two are group sites. The nightly fee for a single site is $10 during the off-season and $20 in peak-season, and the nightly fees for the group sites are $20 and $40. Half of the sites can accommodate RVs under 20 feet, and all of the sites have picnic tables and fire rings with grills. Some of the campground’s other pawesome amenities include hand-pump water (between April and November) and a boat ramp for accessing the Potomac River.
There are lots of outdoor activities you can enjoy near the campground. The river is a great place to boat or fish (a fishing license is required for anyone in your group over 16). If you want to spend some quality time walking with your woofer, then you’ll definitely want to check out C&O Canal Trial. This wagnificent trail stretches over nine miles; it begins just north of the campground and continues all the way to the city of Cumberland. The trail welcomes dogs, and its level grade makes for an easy hike through forest and urban settings.
When you are staying at Spring Gap Campground, make sure your pooch remains leashed at all times. Also remember to clean up after your dog. The campground does not allow alcoholic beverages to be consumed on the premises, and quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am.