Best Camping near Middletown, DE

The Dyrt is here to help plan your best camping near Middletown. Aside from great camping spots, you'll find hiking and many more outdoor experiences. Thinking of traveling with kids? You're in luck—Middletown is surrounded by family-friendly activities. Get the dirt on all the best camping near Middletown. Browse campgrounds by amenities, site types, and more.

Best Camping Sites Near Middletown, DE (88)

    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Neck State Park Campground
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    Elk Neck State Park Campground

    57 Reviews
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    500 Saves
    Perryville, Maryland

    The Rustic Cabins are closed due to renovations. Disturbances associated with construction should be expected Monday-Friday in the Fall of 2023-​Fall 2025

    Elk Neck State Park is located in Cecil County on a peninsula, formed by the Chesapeake Bay on the west and the Elk River on the east. It makes for great camping near Washington. The park has 2,370 acres of land and includes 250 campsites, 4 youth group sites and 15 cabins. Varied landscapes include marshlands, heavily wooded areas, white clay cliffs, and sandy shorelines.

    Elk Neck State Park is divided into four areas. Turkey Point Lighthouse is located at the southern tip of the Elk Neck Peninsula. North East Beach Area and Picnic Shelters is a popular day-use area located in the western portion of the park and features a swimming area, canoe/kayak launch, picnic shelters, picnic tables, and grills. Rogues Harbor Boat Launch Facility offers public boating access to the Elk River, and fishing piers. The Elk River Camping Area is located on the eastern portion of the peninsula and offers over 250 campsites, 15 cabins (9 mini/camper cabins and 6 rustic cabins), a youth group camping area, park store, playground, and a nature center.

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    • Reservable
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    $21 - $55 / night

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    Lums Pond State Park Campground

    46 Reviews
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    363 Saves
    Kirkwood, Delaware

    The newly-renovated campground offers sites with three-point hookups (water, electric and sewer), as well as four horse campsites without hookups. If you prefer a bed to a bedroll, stay in one of our yurts! These round stationary structures with canvas walls feature a single and double bed bunked together, a double bed-sized futon, an outdoor seating area, and outdoor deck.

    Campgrounds at Cape Henlopen, Killens Pond, Lums Pond and Trap Pond State Park are open year-round. The Cottages at Indian River Marina are also open year-round, and the campground at Delaware Seashore State Park is open year-round, although during the winter months, it is open for self-contained units only.

    The Division of Parks and Recreation has a Central Reservation Service. Although reservations are not required, we strongly recommend that you make one to ensure that accommodations are available. There is no additional expense to make a reservation.

    Reservations can be placed for campgrounds, cabins, yurts, the Cottages at Indian River Marina, and Fort Delaware tours, and Killen's Pond Waterpark..

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    • Reservable
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    • Tents

    $6 - $42 / night

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    Susquehanna State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
    75 Photos
    281 Saves
    Edgewood, Maryland

    Welcome to Susquehanna State Park Campground, nestled near Havre de Grace, MD. This spot is a gem for those who love a mix of nature and convenience. The campground operates from March 31 to October 29, offering a great escape during the warmer months.

    The campground features a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options. It's got all the essentials: drinking water, electric hookups, showers, toilets, and even a market for those last-minute supplies. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    One of the standout features here is the access to the Susquehanna River. Whether you're into fishing, tubing, or just enjoying the water, you'll find plenty to do. The hiking trails are another highlight, offering scenic views and a good workout. Some visitors have mentioned the trails can get a bit overgrown, but that just adds to the adventure, right?

    Families will appreciate the playground and picnic areas, perfect for a day out with the kids. The park also provides firewood, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire under the stars. Just remember, no alcohol is allowed on the premises.

    If you're into birdwatching, you're in luck. The nearby Conowingo Dam is a hotspot for eagle watchers and photographers. And for those who like a bit of history, Havre de Grace offers a charming small-town vibe with its proximity to the Chesapeake Bay.

    Overall, Susquehanna State Park Campground offers a mix of natural beauty and practical amenities, making it a great choice for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. Enjoy your time here, and don't forget to explore all the park has to offer!

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $21 - $50 / night

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    Tuckahoe State Park Campground

    28 Reviews
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    142 Saves
    Ridgely, Maryland

    Tuckahoe Creek, a quiet country stream bordered for most of its length by wooded marshlands, runs through the length of the park. A 60-acre lake offers boating and fishing.

    The park has 20 miles of scenic hiking, biking and equestrian trails, flat water canoeing, hunting, picnicking, as well as a recycled tire playground for children.

    Activities include day camps, canoe trips, Scales & Tales presentations and displays. Each weekend, Memorial Day through Labor Day, park staff offer a number of free family activities. Check out flyers posted throughout the park or call the park office for more details.

    Accessible picnic areas, visitors' center, playgrounds, restrooms, campground facilities, and hunting areas are very popular.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $21 - $70 / night

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    Blackbird State Forest Campground

    5 Reviews
    19 Photos
    89 Saves
    Townsend, Delaware

    Open for camping 365 days a year at a cost of $25 per night per site. Online reservations only and credit card is required. Blackbird State Forest, located on the border of New Castle and Kent Counties, is Delaware's northernmost state forest. It is only a 30-minute commute from Wilmington and Newark. The ten tracts of Blackbird State Forest are open year-round at no cost to the public for nature walks, hiking, jogging, and horseback riding. The forest features a 1/2-mile, wheelchair-accessible wildlife and nature interpretation trail on the Tybout Tract as well as the Blackbird Education Center on the Meadows Tract.

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    • Group

    $25 / night

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    Killens Pond State Park Campground

    21 Reviews
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    124 Saves
    Felton, Delaware

    The year-round wooded campground offers electric and water hookups, accommodating both tents and recreational vehicles, as well as a primitive walk-in camping loop for tents only. Family cabins sleep four and feature an efficiency kitchen with an eating area, bedroom, bath with shower, A/C, and heat. The roomier, deluxe Pond View Cottage has extra amenities and an outstanding view of the pond.

    Named for its centerpiece, the 66-acre Killens Pond, this state park features a waterpark, various watercraft rentals, and the popular Pondside Loop Trail. The Lenape people once lived here, and the pond was created when the Murderkill River was dammed to power grist and sawmills. It is now home to a variety of fish, including bass, crappie, and sunfish. The new state-of-the-art elevated boardwalk allows pedestrians and bikers a safe passage along Killens Pond Road while benches and bump-outs allow for wildlife watching and fishing. Kayakers and boaters can launch from the boat launch at the far end of the walkway. The waterpark features four tall slides, a main pool and baby pool, and a tot lot. The campground provides a reprieve in the woods and Delaware’s State tree, the American Holly, is plentiful. Visitors to the park’s nature center can see live animal exhibits that feature native reptiles and amphibians. The Pileated Woodpecker, Prothonotary Warbler, and Barred Owl can often be heard in the woods at the park.

    The year-round wooded campground offers electric and water hookups, accommodating both tents and recreational vehicles, as well as a primitive walk-in camping loop for tents only. Family cabins sleep four and feature an efficient kitchen with an eating area, bedroom, bath with shower, A/C, and heat. The roomier, deluxe Pond View Cottage has extra amenities and an outstanding view of the pond.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $115 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park - Elmer
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    Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park - Elmer

    10 Reviews
    34 Photos
    28 Saves
    Elmer, New Jersey

    Located in rural southwestern NJ, this New Jersey campgrounds amenities and accommodations are 1st rate! This park features cabin rentals, tent sites and RV camping. Activities around the park include visiting Avalon Beach, Morey’s Piers or whale watching at Cape May.

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    Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Quarryville

    19 Reviews
    56 Photos
    123 Saves
    Quarryville, Pennsylvania

    Located on 63 lush, wooded acres that adjoin a scenic, 100-acre county park in Southern Lancaster, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort in Quarryville, Pennsylvania offers a breathtaking camping experience the whole family will enjoy! When our campers aren’t busy swimming and splashing at Yogi Bear’s Water Zone or bouncing high on our jumping pillows, they can enjoy endless outdoor attractions that will keep everyone busy from dawn ’till dusk. Just a short drive to any of the Amish Country and Hershey area attractions, Jellystone Park™ is the perfect spot to start making camping memories that will last a lifetime!

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    Philadelphia-West Chester KOA

    15 Reviews
    82 Photos
    95 Saves
    Downingtown, Pennsylvania

    Camping in the Brandywine Valley is full of fun and adventures. Our meandering, countryside river is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and fishing. Bring your own canoes or kayak, rent our yellow canoes and take off from the KOA Canoe Landing, or take a day trip with a local outfitter. Reconnect, recreate, rest and relax by a campfire as you share stories, memories, and food with each other, family, and friends. Kids of all ages will love our playground, jump pad, mini golf, swimming pool, gift shop, butterfly garden, and hand-dipped ice cream.

    With Lancaster to our West and Philadelphia to our East, go back in time with a visit to historic Philadelphia & Valley Forge or take a drive through the Lancaster Amish Country. In our Brandywine River Valley, explore the mansions and gardens of Longwood, Winterthur, Hagley, and Nemours, or head to the South where you can get hot chips off the line at the Herr's Potato Chip Factory. Go to brandywinevalley.com, visitphilly.com, visitwilmingtonde.com, and discoverlancaster.com to plan your extended stay.

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    $59 - $86 / night

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    Philadelphia South/Clarksboro KOA

    17 Reviews
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    105 Saves
    Paulsboro, New Jersey

    At Philadelphia South/ Clarksboro KOA enjoy the peaceful, country campground experience and the convenience of Camden, NJ and downtown Philly only a short 20 minutes away. 

    If you live in the City of Brotherly Love, sometimes it is nice to have a nearby rustic escape. Or, perhaps you are a visitor who wants to combine your sightseeing with some rest and relaxation. Our camping sites near Philadelphia are the perfect solution. We offer tons of comfortable amenities and exciting on-site activities to ensure a memorable stay for your whole family. 

    Whether you want to teach the kids how to pitch a tent or you need an affordable basecamp for your Philly adventures, we cannot wait to host your stay at our local KOA just mere miles from Philadelphia.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular campground near Middletown, DE?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Middletown, DE is Elk Neck State Park Campground with a 4.4-star rating from 57 reviews.

What parks are near Middletown, DE?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 16 parks near Middletown, DE that allow camping, notably Blue Marsh Lake and Greenbelt Park.