Hagerstown / Antietam Battlefield KOA Review

The Hagerstown / Antietam Battlefield KOA Holiday was a one-night stopover for us as we made our way south to Big Bend National Park. This park is a perfect location to set up camp and explore the Antietam National Battlefield. 

As a holiday-level KOA, it offers plenty to do while at camp, and is close to the surrounding attractions. The National Battlefield is a 13-mile drive from the campground. In addition, it offers many other adventures and ways to relax and enjoy your RV travel time. To learn more about KOA campgrounds, and why we recommend them, check out our KOA blog post.

To learn all about the National Park System be sure to check out our National Parks for Beginners page. 

Hagerstown / Antietam Battlefield KOA
Hagerstown / Antietam Battlefield KOA

Hagerstown / Antietam Battlefield KOA Location

11759 Snug Harbor Lane Williamsport, MD 21795

The Campground strongly advises not to use GPS or Google maps, and to follow the directions below.

From I-81 N or S: the EASIEST way to get here is to take Exit 4 and Follow 70 W.  From 70W take Exit 24.
Turn left onto 63 and take the VERY FIRST RIGHT onto Everly Rd. ( EVERLY PLAZA )
Take a left onto Rock Hill and then bear right onto Kemps Mill.  We are straight ahead 1.4 miles.
The KOA Signs are at Exit 2.  You can come this way BUT IT WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH TOWN.
From Exit 2 you will go South on Route 11 and North onto 63.

If you are coming East on I-70: you will need to take Exit 24. DO NOT TAKE EXIT 18!!
Make a right onto 63 and take the first right onto Everly Rd. ( EVERLY PLAZA)
Make a left onto Rock Hill and bear right onto Kemps Mill. We are straight ahead 1.4 miles.

From 70 West: you will take Exit 24.  Make a left onto 63 and take the VERY FIRST RIGHT onto Everly Rd. ( EVERLY PLAZA)
Make a left onto Rock Hill and a right onto Kemps Mill.  We are straight ahead 1.4 miles.

Campground Amenities 

The Hagerstown / Antietam Battlefield KOA campground is a KOA Holiday campground. KOA Holiday campgrounds are a perfect place to set up camp and go exploring.  In addition, there is always plenty to do at these KOAs, with amenities and services to make your stay easy. This KOA Holiday is a great place to set up and explore the historic civil war battlefield, national cemetery, and the surrounding historic area.

  • 50 amp max
  • Sites up to 60 feet
  • Swimming pool
  • KOA Jumping pad
  • Tubing and rafting along the Conococheague Creek
Antietam National Battlefield
Bryce at Antietam National Battlefield

Take Time to Visit the Antietam National Battlefield

The Antietam National Battlefield is a quick 15-minute ride from the campground.

This beautiful National Park location protects the fields that witnessed the bloodiest day in American history on  September 17, 1862. We highly recommend starting at the National Park visitor center. Here you can learn all about the different waling, and audio tours. In addition, there are a number of Ranger-led activities.

We enjoyed the driving audio tour. This 8 1/2 mile free audio tour stops at 11 stops that help preserve the story of this important civil war battle.

Hagerstown / Antietam Battlefield KOA
Antietam National Cemetery

The final stop of the audio tour is the Antietam National Cemetary. Here rest 4,776 Union remains (1,836 or 38% are unknown) from the Battle of Antietam.  It is s sobering, and important stop during the tour. We highly recommend taking a moment to walk among the grounds of the Cemetary after learning about this historic civil war battle.

RV Park Review 

The Hagerstown / Antietam Battlefield KOA is located only 13 miles from the Antietam National Battlefield. This is a great location to set up camp and explore this important National Park location. 

This campground is nestled deep in the woods along the Conococheague Creek. Each campsite offers just enough room to ensure everyone’s privacy. 

One thing to be aware of is the ride into the park. For us, and or 24-foot class c, it was no problem. However, it could be difficult for larger RVs, or travel trailers. 

This park is a nice, small park. It is perfect to set up for a day or two while exploring the local area. However, if you are looking to stay in an RV park, and relax there is little to do inside the park itself. 

Our Experience 

For us, this was a one-night stopover as we made our way south to Big Bend National Park. Although it was a one-night stop we enjoyed our time here. After spending a day on the road we were able to set up and relax for the evening. In addition, the small campground offers the peace and quiet of the outdoors.

If you are in the area visiting Civil War sites in Hagerstown, and Antietam, this is a great little campground to set up in. In addition, if you are traveling along I80 in the area and need a place to rest this campground is a great location.

As fans of the KOA brand, we were happy to add this park to our long list of KOAs we have visited.

We love to hear from our followers. Please leave a comment below. 

Have you stayed at the Hagerstown / Antietam Battlefield KOA? How was your experience? Do you have any tips to share regarding visiting the area? Did you visit the Antietam National Battlefield?

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