We spent several nights here with kids aged 5-12 and will definitely come back. We live in Montgomery County and this is a nice camping get away close to home. We stayed in Loop E, where the majority of the campsites were set back a bit off the road, well spaced, and nicely shaded. We took a couple of walks through Loop A, and this seemed to be the case for those sites as well. We were a group of 5 and used 2 4-person tents. The tent sites all have a tent pad (great drainage during a downpour!) but the tent pad isn’t big enough for two tents. So beware if you intend to use two tents that most, but not all, of the tent sites seem to have a patch of level ground where a 2nd tent can be pitched. On Saturday there were fun activities for the kids all day (pedal cars, crafts, water balloon baseball, laser tag, to name a few from memory), with some activities also on Friday evening and Sunday morning. A fee is charged for some of these (laser tag and craft supplies) but most are free. There is a small arcade-style game room (with free wifi in the building) where we passed a rainy morning. Air hockey, table soccer, and a small basketball game could be played for free, but pool and the video games required $.25-1.00 per game. We used perhaps 5 miles in total of the hiking trails, doing loops down to the creek and back. They were all manageable for a 5-year old and the kids enjoyed playing in the stream in warm weather. We did see poison ivy at the edges of some trails. There is some distant ambient noise from 270 and overhead air traffic, but nothing too bad. If coming with kids, I would recommend bringing a playground ball and/or basketball so you can use the gaga pit or basketball courts even when no games are organized by camp staff. Also note that there was no ice in the camp store for the duration of our stay, but ice can be bought at the Liberty gas station and the small Clarksburg Grocery, both about a mile from the campground.
My family loves this camp ground. It’s conveniently located, it’s quite, it’s beautiful and there is plenty to do to keep the kids busy.
For a quick getaway that isn't far, Little Bennett is a great campground.
The staff is very helpful (they were great about helping me aid a lost 6 year old in finding his father). They've got nice hiking trails, an adequate camp store (with a milkshake machine), a jumping pillow and other activities for kids. They even do outdoor movies.
The campground is easily accessible in case you need to run out for forgotten supplies. Campsites are spacious and bathrooms, etc. are nearby.
Perfect for anyone, especially families.
Brought our 5 and 7 year old kids here on a Dad’s weekend. Camping sites are standard and well spaced out. Bathroom facilities were very clean and I’d say even better maintained than most. Kids love this place because of the other activities like laser tag and the cart track. I wondered why a camp site needs these things and the fact is they don’t. But when I ask which camp site my kids had the most fun at, they said Little Bennet because of the activities. We prefer hiking as a family and staying away from crowds and this camp site wasn’t crowded or felt busy. It’s a quick drive from NOVA but just far enough where you feel away from it all.
I don’t think they need to show movies at night. Live music or something more interactive like a bon fire would help elevate the experience.
Jumping pillow, pedal carts, weekend activities, camp store and outlets 10 min away. Wal-Mart 15 min away. Ice sold on location. Staff very friendly. Bathrooms kept clean.
we visited in June 2017 at which time this park only had primitive sites or electric sites. the price is expensive for a state park. while the sites were a nice size, the amenities are limited by amount and by time. jumping pillow and pedal cars are only open at certain hours. there is no swimming pool or lake. this campground is very close to DC and lots of shopping and Clarksburg upscale outlets.
we stayed here in july of 2017 and july of 2016 to go to dc cause its only a few min drive to the metro stop they have jump pellow for the kids and peddle cars very fun nice wooded sights just with they had full hookups only electric
Great campground. A bit pricey, but has a full hookup loop. Other loops are tent only. Wonderful bath house. Lots of stuff to do.
This is a good regional campground with activities for kids on special days. Took our grand daughter there for her first camping trip and she loved the bouncing strawberry and the hikes. She was 3 or 4 at the time. Family stays there when coming into town as it’s convenient (but, also one one in the area). We also regularly hike with a group in and around this park as the trails are good and well maintained.
Nice grounds and tent pad. Ample camp site size. Just right next to a neighborhood