Best Camping near Townsend, DE

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Townsend is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in. Experience some of the most stunning views that Delaware camping has to offer. Ready to plan your adventure? Check out our campgrounds near Townsend and user-submitted reviews.

Best Camping Sites Near Townsend, DE (87)

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    Elk Neck State Park Campground

    57 Reviews
    213 Photos
    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
    • ADA Access

    $21 - $55 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lums Pond State Park Campground
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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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    • Phone Service
    • 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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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $21 - $70 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Killens Pond State Park Campground
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    Killens Pond State Park Campground

    21 Reviews
    72 Photos
    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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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $115 / 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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    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group

    $25 / night

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    Martinak State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
    189 Photos
    91 Saves
    Denton, Maryland

    Welcome to Martinak State Park Campground, nestled near the charming town of Denton, MD. This spot is perfect for those looking to unwind and soak in some peace and quiet. The campground offers a mix of tent sites, RV spots, and cozy cabins, making it a great choice for all kinds of campers.

    One of the standout features here is the spaciousness of the sites. Visitors have noted that the sites are large and level, providing plenty of room to spread out and relax. Whether you're pitching a tent or parking your RV, you'll find the setup easy and convenient. The cabins come equipped with amenities like air conditioning, which is a nice touch for those hot summer days.

    The campground is well-maintained, with clean and modern bathhouses that include hot showers. There's also a large sink area near the bathhouse, which is handy for cleaning up after meals. For those who enjoy a good campfire, each site comes with a fire ring, and firewood is available on-site.

    Families will appreciate the multiple playgrounds and the educational programs offered by the park rangers. Kids can learn about local wildlife through interactive visits with critters like turtles and snakes. The park also features flat, easy walking trails that are perfect for a leisurely stroll or a bike ride.

    If you're into fishing or boating, you'll find plenty of opportunities nearby, although the boat ramp at Martinak is currently under construction. No worries, though—Tuckahoe State Park is just a short drive away and offers additional fishing spots and other activities.

    For a bit of local flavor, take a trip into Denton. You can explore antique shops, pick your own blueberries at First Fruits Orchard, or visit local art museums. All in all, Martinak State Park Campground is a fantastic place to kick back, enjoy nature, and make some great memories.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $18 - $77 / 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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    Parvin State Park Campground

    13 Reviews
    36 Photos
    66 Saves
    Rosenhayn, New Jersey

    Parvin State Park Campground, nestled near Pittsgrove Township, NJ, offers a solid camping experience from April 1 to October 31. This spot is perfect for those who enjoy a mix of nature and convenience. The campground features a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even yurts and glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the clean and well-maintained bathrooms, complete with hot showers. Visitors have praised the cleanliness, especially in the cabins, which come equipped with a kitchenette, fridge, and even a wood stove for those cooler nights. Just remember to bring your own linens and bug spray—ticks and chiggers are part of the package deal.

    The campground is big-rig friendly, though some roads can be a bit narrow. Sites are generally spacious, and amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, and a sanitary dump station make it a comfortable stay. Pets are welcome, and there are picnic tables and fire rings at most sites, perfect for a family cookout.

    For activities, the nearby lake offers canoe rentals and a clean beach area, though swimming is restricted to roped-off sections due to algae. Hiking trails around Thundergust Lake are a hit, but be prepared for some serious mosquitoes. The trails are easy and well-marked, making them great for a leisurely walk or a morning jog.

    If you’re looking to explore beyond the campground, there are grocery stores like Walmart about 20 minutes away, and local attractions include Misty Meadow Sheep Dairy and the Jersey Shore. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a newbie, Parvin State Park Campground provides a balanced mix of nature and convenience, making it a great spot for a weekend getaway.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $65 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Quarryville
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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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Which is the most popular campground near Townsend, DE?

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

What parks are near Townsend, DE?

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