Erling and Judy at Harpers Ferry KOA

Harpers Ferry KOA Review

The Harpers Ferry KOA is a good camping option for visiting Harpers Ferry National Park and the surrounding area. Harpers Ferry KOA is easy to access from Highway 340.

Harpers Ferry KOA Overview

We heard great things about visiting Harpers Ferry and wanted to check it out. This KOA campground was the ideal spot to stay during our visit.

We heard that a hiking trail connected the campground with the Harpers Ferry National Park visitors center and historic area. As it turns out, one of the major civil war battlefields is within walking distance of the campground.

The KOA campground was nice and had a ton of amenities and activities. The Harpers Ferry/Civil War Battlefields KOA is designated as KOA Holiday. That is the middle of three designations: Journey, Holiday, and Resort. A KOA Holiday will have at least some sites with a brick patio, some deluxe cabins, and group meeting facilities. KOA Holiday campgrounds are geared toward staying a few days end enjoying the campground rather than having just an overnight stop.  

This was a clean and fairly quiet campground. We’d recommend it for your visit.

Harpers Ferry KOA Review

Check out our Harpers Ferry KOA Review YouTube video where we show you its sites and amenities.

Erling and Judy with images of the pool and miniature golf course at Harpers Ferry KOA
Check out the Harpers Ferry KOA

Harpers Ferry KOA Activities

Harpers Ferry/Civil War Battlefields KOA is a large campground and has some nice amenities. You’ll find a large swimming pool that is open during the summer.  

Swimming pool at Harpers Ferry KOA
Harpers Ferry KOA Pool

There are many fun activities like a playground, sheltered bounce pillow, community fire pit, and volleyball court.

Bounce pillow at Harpers Ferry KOA
Bounce Pillow

Near the campground entrance, there is a dog park and miniature golf (putt-putt) course.

Putt-putt or miniature golf course at Harpers Ferry KOA
Miniature Golf Course

On the lower level of the activity building, you’ll find a an arcade, snack bar, and indoor basketball court.

Game arcade at Harpers Ferry KOA

In addition to the snack bar, breakfast is served at the pavilion. Three pancakes plus a side of bacon or sausage is only about $2. On weekend mornings, you can also get specialty coffee at Grapes & Grinds.

Pancakes and bacon
Pancake Breakfast

The camp store is among the better stocked campground stores we have encountered. You can find RV supplies, snacks, beverages, and souvenirs. You’ll also find a movie theater showing fun movies like Monsters Inc and Toy Story.

Snacks and movies at Harpers Ferry KOA

Harpers Ferry KOA Sites

There are a number of ways to stay at the Harpers Ferry KOA. There are almost 200 RV campsites including a variety of different pull through and back in campsites are spread throughout property. Additionally, there are tent sites and cabins.

Deluxe patio sites are available. Some are pull-through sites and some are back-in. They included a paved patio with a table & chairs, a rocking chair, and a nice campfire ring.

Deluxe pull through camp site with patio table chairs and campfire ring at Harpers Ferry KOA
Deluxe Pull Through Site

Other full hookup sites have a bit more shade but are closer together and a bit more basic. These sites do include a picnic table and campfire ring.

Full hookup pull through site at Harpers Ferry KOA
Full Hookup Pull Through Site

Numerous cabins and tent sites are also available.

Camping cabins at Harpers Ferry KOA
Camping Cabins

Some of the RV and tent campsites are adjacent to a civil war trench.

Civil war trench at Harpers Ferry KOA
Civil War Trench

Harpers Ferry KOA Staff

Our check in was smooth. We had a great conversation with one team member who has the same type of camper we do, a Grand Design Transcend 28MKS. Staff generally seemed friendly.

Harpers Ferry KOA Amenities

Cable TV is provided with a basic selection of channels. Wi-fi was available but the signal wasn’t strong at our site.

A large laundry facility is available. It is clean and has front-loading and top-loading machines. During our visit, the facility was clean.

Multiple washing machines in laundry at Harpers Ferry KOA
Laundry Room at Harpers Ferry KOA

There are several bathroom facilities. The largest had multiple individual entry doors. Each shower room had a tile shower with its own sink and toilet.

Shower at Harpers Ferry KOA Campground
Shower Facility

Harpers Ferry KOA Directions

Accessing the Harpers Ferry KOA is pretty easy. The address is 343 Campground Rd, Jefferson County, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.

According to their web site, the directions are: “Exit WV Highway 340 at entrance to Harpers Ferry National Park. Take first right, proceed to KOA.”

Follow the campground entrance road in and then check in at the office building. There is room for 3 large RVs to temporarily park during check in. A dump station is located in the parking area.

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