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Harpers Ferry News and Updates

US 340 Rock Slide Closure Information

Updated 30 August 2023

Dog Days of Summer — Hot Days and Limited Water

Posted 25 August 2023

Though we may not necessarily be in a full-blown drought, the water level in the Elks Run has been dropping significantly. Elks Run is the small clear-running stream that the towns of Bolivar and Harpers Ferry, as well as surrounding parts of Jefferson County, draw their drinking water from. Read more.

Requests for bids: Bathroom renovations in Town Hall

The Corporation of Harpers Ferry is seeking bids for the following projects:

2023-2024 Snow Removalposted 31 August 2023

Snow plowing / snow removal for the 2023-2024 winter season: For more information, read the full Request for Snow Plowing / Removal Bid Proposal.

Bathroom renovations in Town Hallposted 26 July 2023

Renovation of two bathrooms on the first floor of Harpers Ferry Town Hall: For more information, read the full Request for Bathroom Renovations Bid Proposal.

CANCELED: 2023 Harpers Ferry Community Yardsale

Updated 31 August 2023

Due to a lack of pre-registration, the 2023 Harpers Ferry Community Yard Sale that was scheduled for Saturday, 9 September has been CANCELED.

HFPD issues statement regarding wildlife

Several sightings of an adult bear and a bear cub have been reported across Harpers Ferry. In light of these sightings and other reports of dangerous or threatening wildlife, as well as dead animals, the Harpers Ferry Police Department has issued a public notice to residents.

If such wildlife is encountered, the HFPD advises several measures to protect the safety of people and pets. Read the notice to residents here.

Information on paid parking in Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry has instituted three paid parking zones to improve safety and better regulate the very limited parking within the Corporation. Two of the zones, 7510 and 7520, are on Washington Street (Alt. U.S. 340). The third is on Potomac Street in Lower Town. The cost for parking is $2.00 per hour in Zones 7510 and 7520, and $3.00 per hour in Zone 7515. Parking may be purchased in half-hour segments. Payment may be made using the Parkmobile cell phone app. To use Parkmobile, open the app, enter zone number, select amount of time desired, and pay by major credit card or PayPal. Visitors may find it easier to download the app to their cell phones before visiting Harpers Ferry to simplify their parking experience at the following link:

Paid parking is strictly enforced in all zones between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. Violators may be fined and / or towed. Parking is free in all paid parking zones after 6:00 p.m. and before 8:00 a.m. Sunday through Saturday.

All side streets within the Corporation of Harpers Ferry are parking by residential permit only. Violators may be fined and / or towed. Permits for residents and their guests may be purchased at Town Hall.

View from Maryland Heights

“The passage of the Patowmac through the Blue Ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in Nature... worth a voyage across the Atlantic.” - Thomas Jefferson, 1783

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