Best Camping near Bel Air, MD

Searching for the best camping near Bel Air, MD? Bel Air is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your Maryland camping adventure.

Best Camping Sites Near Bel Air, MD (104)

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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
    • ADA Access

    $21 - $55 / night

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    Susquehanna State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
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    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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    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
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $6 - $42 / night

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    Codorus State Park Campground

    38 Reviews
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    242 Saves
    Porters Sideling, Pennsylvania

    The 3,500-acre Codorus State Park is in the rolling hills of southern York County.

    The 1,275-acre Lake Marburg has 26 miles of shoreline and is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. The lake is also popular with sail and motor boaters.

    Anglers love the lake for warmwater fishing and can also fish Codorus Creek for trout.

    Picnicking, swimming in the pool, and camping are popular activities.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $4 - $19 / night

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    Merry Meadows Recreation Farm

    18 Reviews
    46 Photos
    61 Saves
    Freeland, Maryland

    Welcome to Merry Meadows Recreation Farm! This campground is a solid choice if you're looking for a spot near Freeland, MD. It's got a bit of everything for everyone, whether you're into tent camping, RVing, or even glamping in a yurt.

    One of the standout features here is the range of activities available. There's a pool, pickleball, and tennis courts to keep you busy. Plus, "The Hub" activity center offers even more, though be prepared for some extra fees. The sites are generally large and private, giving you a bit of breathing room. Some visitors have mentioned that the campground is well-maintained, with friendly staff ready to help out.

    For those traveling with pets, you'll be glad to know that pets are allowed. And if you're planning to have a campfire, no worries—fires are allowed, and you can even buy firewood on-site. The campground also offers electric and water hookups, making it convenient for RVers.

    The location is pretty convenient too. It's nestled among trees, providing a nice, natural setting. However, it's close enough to Freeland that you can easily pop into town if you need anything.

    Overall, Merry Meadows Recreation Farm offers a good mix of amenities and activities, making it a great spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. Just keep in mind that some amenities might only be available on weekends, so plan accordingly. Enjoy your stay!

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Quarryville

    19 Reviews
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    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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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Bar Harbor RV Park & Marina

    8 Reviews
    18 Photos
    83 Saves
    Abingdon, Maryland

    Description: The park is an 8 acre peninsula on the waterfront. It has 91 sites with water, electric, sewer & cable TV. The campground can accommodate RV’s up to 40 feet in length with pull-thru sites available. They are located on the Bush River and open all year.

    Recreation: Recreation includes a swimming pool, boat rentals, boat slips or ramps, nearby mini golf, nearby driving range, playground, and nature trail.

    Amenities: Amenities include a bath house, laundry facility, LP gas, pool, store, nearby restaurants, dump station, and game room. The campground is equipped with WiFi internet service. Pets are allowed, with restrictions.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $70 - $90 / night

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    Patapsco Valley State Park-Hilton Area

    18 Reviews
    94 Photos
    147 Saves
    Catonsville, Maryland

    Hilton is a place for kids of all ages to play and explore. Located off Hilton Avenue, this area is within walking distance for many residents in Catonsville. A popular spot for afternoon walks and morning workouts, the trails are active with local residents and visitors from far away.

    You can also gain access to the Patapsco River by traveling down into the river valley along the Forest Glen Trail. This trail follows the Saw Mill Branch Stream and can connect with several trails to make for very interesting hiking adventures. The area also has a small campground with six mini-cabins and 12 basic campsites.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $51 / night

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    Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground

    53 Reviews
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    252 Saves
    Wellsville, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground, nestled near Wellsville, PA. This spot is a favorite among campers for its serene environment and variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, glamping options, and even yurts. The campground operates from the second Friday in April through October 31, making it a great seasonal getaway.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful lakeside views. Some campers have raved about the stunning sunsets you can catch right from your site. If you're into water activities, you'll love the easy access to the lake for kayaking and fishing. The park is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    The campground offers essential amenities like drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and toilets. Firewood is available for those cozy campfires, and you can enjoy a meal at your picnic table. For those with larger rigs, the campground is big-rig friendly and has sewer hookups and a sanitary dump station.

    Visitors have noted the peaceful atmosphere, with the sounds of birds and owls adding to the natural charm. The restrooms, while older, are generally clean and functional. Families will appreciate the kid-friendly environment, with plenty of space for children to play and explore.

    Nearby, you'll find some local gems like Forry's Drive-In for a tasty ice cream treat. The park itself offers plenty of trails and scenic spots to explore, though some trails might be a bit overgrown. Overall, Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground is a solid choice for a relaxing and enjoyable camping experience.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $130 / night

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    Tucquan Park Family Campground

    12 Reviews
    55 Photos
    71 Saves
    Holtwood, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Tucquan Park Family Campground, nestled near Holtwood, PA. This spot is perfect for families looking to unwind and enjoy some quality time together. The campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the playground, which is a hit with the kids. It's packed with fun equipment that will keep them entertained for hours. There's also a pond on-site, great for some catch-and-release fishing. If you’re into paddling, they have a small paddle boat available for use on the pond.

    The pool is another highlight, especially on those hot summer days. It's clean and well-maintained, providing a refreshing break from the heat. For those who like to stay connected, be aware that cell service can be spotty, and the Wi-Fi isn't the best, so plan accordingly.

    The campground is known for its friendly and accommodating staff. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome and ensure you have everything you need. The on-site store is well-stocked with essentials, so you won’t have to venture far for supplies.

    For those who enjoy a bit of adventure, there are plenty of hiking trails within driving distance. The area is beautiful, with lots of natural scenery to take in. Whether you're here for a quick getaway or an extended stay, Tucquan Park Family Campground offers a relaxing and enjoyable experience for all ages.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular campground near Bel Air, MD?

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

What parks are near Bel Air, MD?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 18 parks near Bel Air, MD that allow camping, notably Greenbelt Park and Rock Creek Park.