Originally Posted by Leslie
It's nice they've changed their minds! A few years ago, campers could not use the trees in anyway. It is a bit expensive now but it's well maintained and there's lots to do. In the early/mid '90's, it was $7.25 -$9.00 a night and I used to take my boy there after work on Fridays and spend the weekend because it was so close to home. It's great if you're into boating. I will have to make a weekend down there to "hang" out.
I wish Bull Run allowed hammocks. It's just far enough away from the metro area you can see the stars at night.
I prefer the C&O nowadays. Still close enough to get to without a car but secluded enough for me (past Indian Flats) and cheap (free).
I have been camping at Bull Run with hammocks for almost 4 years now. One time I had a park employee try to tell me I could not use hammocks but I asked them to show me the rules that stated such and they could not produce them. That said I have been allowed to use my hammock every time I have camped there.