- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Hillcrest River Kampground in Maryland.
The vibe at Hillcrest River Kampground
Places to see near Canal-Tunnel-River Kampground.
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We can't wait to come back! There are plenty of sites to choose from and Donelly is a wonderful host. He even provided us with a porta-john, a picnic table, and a fire ring! I really cannot recommend Hillcrest River Kampground enough.(P.S. If you want to fish, there's some great spots along the river. Just make sure you have your updated license ready!)
Don has countless spots to camp in pure beauty. One is on a pond, another overlooking the beautiful mountains rolling in the distance, and also two 'neighborhood' size loops for RV's. His space is unique and inspiring. Amenities as well!
Great site, will be back
Don was a nice host and provided a fire ring and had firewood for sale, which he offered to drive to our site for us. His site was very well kept and we felt safe and had the whole place to ourselves. Don made sure we knew all of our options which was nice, rather than just plopping us on a site to make it easier for them. The river was beautiful. We could hear /see the road from the site but everything else was perfect so it didn’t matter much. We brought two dogs and the off leash policy really made this camp site feel like we could relax and have the freedom you want from a campsite.
Amazing view, amazing hosts
My husband and I just bought our first camper, so this was our first time using it, and this campsite went above and beyond our expectations. The hosts helped us figure everything out, and gave us recommendations on things to do in the area. We ended up spending a day by the pond with our dogs fishing and hanging out. The view is also exceptional. There is a public bathroom provided and it was very clean. We are already looking forward to our next trip there!
Great location, helpful hints
We stayed at the Canal Tunnel Campground. We chose the site because we wanted privacy due to covid. We stayed 3 nights in the property. The space was not busy so the next group was quite a distance away. We are avid campers so the more primitive experience was fine for us. We chose a location with no water or power hookups. There was a single porta potty about 200 yards from where we camped. We could have choice a space closer but wanted the privacy. The toilet was clean but did site in the middle of a clearing, which made it super hot and exposed for people doing their business. It was fine. The river was nice. Pretty clean but really rocky. We enjoyed tubing and swimming at the end of the peninsula but the river near our site wasn’t really conducive to swimming. We did a little fishing at our site which was awesome. We did have to make several runs to town for water and ice. Again, it was expected. There isn’t a shower. You can wash in the river if that’s your gig. Don was helpful with bringing our picnic tables, fire ring and wood. We did camp with small children and did fine, with a close eye on the little because of the river. The size of the site was generous and wooded. We saw deer, badgers and rabbits, which the kids loved. Bugs weren’t too bad and we had no tick bites. A couple notes for planning: bring water shoes for the river as there are a lot of rocks, bring lots of water as the potable water at the facility is very chlorine saturated, bring tennis shoes as there was a lot of walking. The foot bridge tunnel that is on the property is a prime spot for partiers and there’re was hoots and fire works and hollering in the night. The Cumberland area has fire sirens so several times we gave pause to what we would do or what they meant. The property is near an airport so we gave several prop planes towing glider planes overhead. Not a problem but something to prepare for. The best area to swim at the point, requires access down a two track. It was easily passable to us, but we had an SUV. You can easily walk, but with beach gear and tubes, we chose to drive. Glad we had walkie talkies, as we kept one at the swim area to call for a ride back to camp when we finished swimming with the kids. Overall, we had a really good trip and would definitely go back. I hope this review helps folks prepare for what to expect, as there isn’t a lot of details on the site.