Discover the Little Orleans Area

Frankly, we don’t know where to start. You won’t either. But it’s the fun kind of having too many things to do. Like any kind of outdoor sport you can imagine that’s in season. Like biking and motorcycling? The best and most beautiful in the country. History? It goes all the way back to 1600s, and you can see it here. Ridge Rider is the perfect base camp for exploration. It’s going to take more than one trip. We’ll have a spot for you when you come back.

Green Ridge State Park

Green Ridge State Forest

49,000-acre state forest that borders campground on two sides. Hiking, horseback riding trails, scenic overlooks, designated four-wheel vehicle and mountain biking trails

Chesapeake Ohio Canal

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park, Little Orleans access, 1/4 mile from campground. Good for biking, hiking, horseback riding.

Potomac River

Potomac River

The Potomac River separates Maryland and West Virginia, perfect for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, floating, located 1/4 mile from campground.

Paw Paw Tunnel

Paw Paw Tunnel

The Paw Paw Tunnel was built with more than six million bricks. Opened in 1850 the tunnel has been described as “the greatest engineering marvel along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical “Park.”


Lock 56 Rentals

Canoes, kayaks, tubes and bicycle rentals.

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

Day trips, holiday and mystery trains, Cumberland to Frostburg. Call 1-800-train-50 for details and tickets.

Hancock Maryland

Town of Hancock

Nearest town, real cute, with a full-service grocery store and other townie stuff.

Western Maryland Rail Trail

Western Maryland Rail-Trail

This paved bicycle trail on the old Western Maryland Railbed now extends 27 miles to Little Orleans, only 1/4 mile from campground with a very nice parking lot.

Sideling Hill

Sideling Hill

One of the best rock exposures in Maryland shows 850 vertical feet of a syncline formed nearly 350 million years ago.

East Coast Sturgis

East Coast Sturgis

Annual motorcycle event taking place adjacent to our campground the second week of August. Includes bands, games, runs, and vendors. Call 301-478-3421.

Greenridge Horse Ranch

Spring Gap Farm

45 minute drive. Horse ranch offering private and group riding lessons, summer day camps, guided rides, and boarding. Please call 301-876-0596 to schedule a riding lesson.

Atv Trail

ATV Trail

Martin Hill Trail is located 30 minutes away in PA and is 18 miles long. Call Buchanan Forest headquarters at 717-485-3148 for details.

Great Allegheny Trail

Great Allegheny Passage

The Great Allegheny Passage is a 150-mile system of biking and hiking trails that connects Cumberland, MD and Pittsburgh, PA. In 2006, the southern end of the trail was completed, making the connection at Cumberland, MD to the C&O Canal towpath.

Rocky Gap Casino

Rocky Gap Casino

The nearby Rocky Gap Resort has a beautiful Jack Nicklaus golf course open to the public. The Rocky Gap Casino has table games, slot machines, and five restaurants with bars.

Shooting Range

Fort Hill Rifle and Pistol Club

There’s a popular shooting range within 12 miles of the campgrounds for hunter-campers who need to work on their aim.

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