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    Camper-submitted photo from Patapsco Valley State Park-Hilton Area
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    Patapsco Valley State Park-Hilton Area

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    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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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $51 / night

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    Sandy Point State Park Youth Group Camping

    8 Reviews
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    37 Saves
    Gibson Island, Maryland

    The park has two Youth Group Camping sites that are strictly for official youth groups only. The youth group camping sites are open from the beginning of April through the beginning of November. These rustic camping sites overlook the Chesapeake Bay. Each site has a small picnic shelter with two tables and a grill. Download a Youth Group Pass application online.

    If your youth group would like to do a service project during your stay, please call the park two weeks before the date of your arrival and speak with the volunteer coordinator to set up a project.

    Make youth group camping reservations on-line for Sandy Point State Park or call 1-888-432-CAMP (2267).

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Camper-submitted photo from Blackbird State Forest Campground
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    Blackbird State Forest Campground

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    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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    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group

    $25 / night

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    Hibernia County Park

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    99 Saves
    Coatesville, Pennsylvania

    The campground is open Friday and Saturday nights only. Two camping units are permitted at each site, one unit must be a tent. Sleeping in personal vehicles is not permitted.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Equestrian

    $15 - $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lancaster County Mill Creek Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lancaster County Mill Creek Camping Area
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      Mill Creek Camping Area

      1 Review
      9 Saves
      Lancaster, Pennsylvania

      This primitive tent-only camping area spans 10 acres and has five campsites; each with a picnic table and fire ring.

      The Mill Creek Camping Area is located in the southern end of Lancaster County Central Park, in the woods and fields behind the Environmental Center. A driveway leads from Eshelman Mill Road to the camping area parking lot. It is bordered on the west by Mill Creek and includes both woodland and grassy areas.

      A permit is required to camp. The maximum stay at the Mill Creek Camping Area is 7 consecutive days (6 nights), followed by a 7 day absence. View the camping brochure for more information.

      Parking: Please park your vehicle in the cul-de- sac area. No parking is permitted at the campsites. • Water: Water spigots are located next to Campsite #2 and near Campsite #5. • Electricity: There is no electricity in the camping area. • Restrooms: A port-a-pot is provided near the parking area. Full-service restrooms are available at the Environmental Center from 8 am - dusk. Please note there are no shower facilities. • Trash: Please place all trash in the trash receptacles provided in the cul-de-sac or take it with you. • Fire Rings: Each campsite is equipped with a fire ring. Fires are permitted only in the provided fire rings. • Firewood: A cooking pile of firewood (10-12 pieces) may be purchased for $10. Any dead wood on the ground may be used for fires. The cutting of standing trees and operation of chain saws is not permitted.

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      • Reservable
      • Tents
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      $23 / night

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        Hart-Miller Island State Park

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        40 Saves
        Fort Howard, Maryland

        There is currently no water supply, and there are no restrooms available on Hart-Miller Island due to repairs and an unanticipated supply shortage. The current anticipated return of these amenities is July 2022.

        Hart-Miller Island is a 1,100-acre island located in Baltimore County on the Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of Middle River and is a must see for those who want to get away from it all. The island was originally part of a peninsula that extended from Edgemere, Maryland. The two islands, Hart and Miller, were joined by the construction of a dike in 1981, and until 2009, the impoundment was filled with dredge material from Baltimore Harbor, eventually creating Hart-Miller island. In recent years, Hart-Miller Island has become a haven for boaters in the northern Chesapeake Bay, providing the public opportunities to encounter many different species of plants, insects and wildlife along with other fun recreational activities.

        The western shore of the island offers safe mooring, wading and access to a 3,000-foot sandy beach. Hart-Miller Island State Park also includes Hawk Cove and Pleasure Island, which also provide recreational opportunities and camping. The park is well-known for its abundant migrating bird populations.

        Camping is available from May 1-September 30.

        Hart-Miller Island State Park offers 22 campsites available on a first come, first serve basis:

        6 sites in the main camping area on Hart-Miller Island 11 sites at Hawk Cove 5 sites on Pleasure Island All sites have a picnic table, lantern post and campfire grill.

        Campfires may only be built in the fire rings provided.​​

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        • Phone Service
        • Tents
        • Drinking Water
        • Toilets

        $6 / night

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        Starry Pond

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        Parkton, Maryland
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        • Reservable
        • ADA Access
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        • Trash

        $40 - $45 / night

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