Camping and Picnicking

The C&O Canal ZERO miles from Hancock.
Camping areas are provided for hikers and bicyclists. One of those campsites is located in Hancock, that is also excellent for a picnic by the Potomac River.

Places to bring your camper or tent:

Happy Hills Campground : 4 miles from Hancock
Nestled on a wooded mountain just five miles west of historical Hancock , MD you will find Happy Hills Campground for your fun and relaxation. There are 230 camping sites, nine cabins and camper rentals.

Fort Frederick State Park : 14 miles from Hancock
Camping is available on 29 unimproved sites which include a fire ring and picnic table. The family campground is first come, first served and includes portable toilets only. Four youth group campsites are available for organized youth groups.

Little Orleans Campground : 16 miles from Hancock
Little Orleans Campground is located on 222 acres of beautiful woodlands in the Upper Potomac River valley in Western Maryland and provides a total camping experience. There is always something to see and do regardless of the season! The campsites are spaciously located within the forest area for your nature enjoyment. Each site has a fire ring and a picnic table and each RV site has electric, water, and sewer. 301-478-2325.

Cacapon Resort State Park : 17 miles from Hancock
Offering 6,000 acres of exciting outdoor getaways any time of year, Cacapon Resort State Park provides golfing, lake activities and hiking opportunities, vacation cabins, restaurant, and golf academy in West Virginia's eastern panhandle. The lodge extends first-class service year-round.

Green Ridge State Forest : 17 miles from Hancock
There are 100 designated primitive campsites dispersed throughout Green Ridge State Forest that are available to visitors throughout the year by permit. Campers must register for the campsite at the Green Ridge Headquarters prior to occupying the site.

Rocky Gap State Park : 31 miles from Hancock

Some places to have a great picnic with friends and family

Widmeyer Memorial Park : ZERO miles from Hancock

Sideling Hill Visitors Center : 5 miles from Hancock

Camp Harding County Park : 9 miles from Hancock
The fourth of Washington County's fourteen park facilities was opened to the public in May 19, 1974. The official park season runs from the first Saturday in May through the last Sunday in October, from 9:00 AM until sunset. Walk-in access is permitted year-round. Pavilion reservations and park information may be obtained by contacting the Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department at 240-313-2700.