Antietam Camping


Mile 69.5 - This is not a Hiker/Biker campsite, there's a fee and it can accommodate large groups.  This looks like a church group of young women.  Their SWAG wagon was parked on Canal Road.  There was also a couple of Boy Scout troops.

The main attraction of camping here is to be able to visit the Antietam Battlefield the next day.  Here's a brief synopsis:

23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

Antietam National Battlefield web site.