Antietam National Battlefield | ROHRBACH GROUP CAMPGROUND


The only campground at Antietam National Battlefield is the Rohrbach Group Campground for organized groups such as Boy Scouts, churches, schools, and civic organizations. The groups don’t necessarily have to be youth groups, but that’s usually the case. Reservations are required and can be made online at Recreation.gov. The campground is open from March through November.

The Rohrbach Group Campground is located at the southern end of the battlefield on Burnside Bridge Road just east of the bridge over Antietam Creek. Campers park in a common lot and must carry their equipment to the sites, which range from 100 to 300 yards away.

There are ten campsites, and each can accommodate 30 people. There is a fire ring / grill and picnic tables at each site. There are no modern bathrooms, but there is a fancy outhouse—a portable toilet in a permanent building—and a handwashing station. The water is not potable, so bring your own drinking water.

Each campsite is separated from the others by a stand of trees, though some of the stands are thin and you can still see from one site to the other. The campsites themselves are on a mowed grass field and are exposed to the sun when it is high in the sky. As it rises and sets, the trees may cast some shade.

There is a minimum stay requirement of two days and a maximum stay of fourteen days.

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Last updated on May 18, 2023
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