Jefferson County, West Virginia, Historic Harpers Ferry and the Harpers Ferry KOA literally explode with Civil War history.
The campground was the site of the battle in which Colonel Miles fired two Union artillery guns at Stonewall Jackson on September 13, 1862. The next day, General A.P. Hill outflanked these Union troops while Jackson swept past this location. Colonel Miles surrendered over 11,000 men. On site today are authentic Civil War trenches and a Civil War re-enactors museum.
More than three decades ago, the Harpers Ferry campground began as the Civil War Showcase Museum hosting Civil War exhibits and living history activities. The property was converted into a KOA campground and later became the Holiday Travel Park and then Harpers Ferry Campsites. The area is still popular for West Virginia tourist attractions.
In February 1996, Recreational Adventures Co. purchased the campground and it again became a KOA property. Since purchasing the campground, RAC has followed an aggressive plan of capital improvements for the property. New log cabins and a bunkhouse were built. The indoor recreational facilities have been upgraded. The shower house was recently renovated and sites have been improved.
Campground developments continue as we have added a new deluxe lodge this year. Our West Virginia campground is the perfect combination of history and adventure!
We're 'Thinking Green'!
If there's one thing that we know about at the Harpers Ferry KOA, it's being green. After all, beautiful trees, lush grasses and some of the most historic areas West Virginia has to offer surround us.
We're dedicated to keeping our KOA as beautiful as it can be. That's why we use sturdy, yet biodegradable paper and plastics in our food service areas, and offer conveniently located recycling bins for our guests' use. We even have energy-efficient lighting throughout the whole campground.
By doing our part to keep our environment clean, the Harpers Ferry KOA will continue to be a beautiful adventure for you and your family for generations to come.