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Ashley from Kansas City on 6/7/2019 12:26:18 PM:
Hello, I will be hiking from Harper's Ferry to DC. I do not see any camping on the last stretch (14 ish miles) from Potomac to DC. The rest of the journey I will be primitive camping at the designated locations. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance!

John from Pittsburgh on 6/7/2019 12:33:55 PM:
You are correct. The last hiker/biker site is at Mile 16.6 Swains Lock. I’m not sure where else to check. Good luck!

Richard from DC on 6/7/2019 1:51:46 PM:
I live in Bethesda and bike that stretch all the time. The last campground that I can remember is at Swain's Lock, so it seems right that there's nothing after Potomac. You probably wouldn't want to camp any closer to the city anyway for safety reasons and besides, once you get inside the Beltway, it tends to get buggy and swampy.