Camping in MarylandCrow’s Nest Campground
Thurmont, Maryland. This quiet wooded campground about an hour north of Washington, DC has some campsites along a stream. There are 110 campsites, nature trails, a marina, boat launch, swimming pool and a playground. Reservations: (301) 271-7632.
Cunningham Falls State Park
Thurmont, Maryland. Cunningham Falls is a state park in the Catoctin Mountains known for its 78-foot waterfall. There is also a 44-acre lake and a beach, used for swimming and boating. The campground includes 171 campsites and 9 cabins with hot showers, flush toilets and a camp store. Reservations: (8880 432-2267, Park Information: (301) 271-7574.
Greenbelt, Maryland. This 1100-acre park is located just 13 miles from the heart of Washington, DC and has the closest campgrounds to the nation’s capital. There are 174 campgrounds, 10 miles of hiking trails and three picnic areas. Reservations: (301) 344-3944.
Greenbrier State Park
Boonsboro, Maryland. Greenbrier has a 42-acre man-made lake and a beach, popular for swimming, boating and fishing. There are 165 campsites, plus plenty of hiking trails, including access to the Appalachian Trail. Reservations: (888) 432-2267, Park Information (301) 791-4767.
Williamsport, Maryland. Jellystone Park is a family camping resort located near Hagerstown, Maryland. Cabins and tent camping is available with facilities including a swimming pool with waterslides, mini-golf, playgrounds, horseshoe pits and a basketball court. Daily family activities provide lots of entertainment. Reservations: (800)421-7116
Little Bennett Regional Park
Clarksburg, Maryland. Little Bennett Regional Park, located just 30 miles north of Washington, DC, offers wooded campsites and 20 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. The campground includes 91 campsites, a camp store, and activity center offering children's crafts, guided nature hikes, ice cream socials, hayrides, and a game room. Reservations: (301) 972-9222.
Ramblin Pines Camp Ground
Woodbine, Maryland. This campground is located in Howard County, conveniently located near I-70, between Baltimore and Washington. There are 200 campsites, 6 cabins, a fishing pond, miniature golf, a swimming pool, playground, game room and planned activities. Reservations: (410) 795-5161, (800) 550-8733.
The Treehouse Camp
Gapland, Maryland. This unique campground offers tree cottages, tree houses and tent camping about 6 miles from river rafting on the Maryland side of the Potomac and 6 miles from Harper's Ferry West Virginia. The facilities are recently up-dated, simple and rustic. (301) 432-5585.
Duncan Family Campground
Lothian, Maryland. The campground offers shady tent sites and rustic cabins located 20 miles southeast of Washington, DC and about 9 miles from Six Flags America. Amenities include a swimming pool, mini golf, playground and a camp store. (410) 741-9558, (800) 222-2086.
For information on campgrounds in Northern Virginia, See page 2