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115 Reviews of 20 Brightseat, Maryland Campgrounds

Hannah R.
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2021

Beautiful and remote, yet accessible

This campsite was gorgeous. We stayed at camp 2 which is at the top of a very steep hill but close to water and very private. We also liked camp 4 because the clearing was nice with several stumps to sit on. Wouldn’t recommend camp 3 or 5 because they were visible to the main trail. We camped in…

  • waterdrop filter for stream water 👌🏻
Site2
Month of VisitAugust
R
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2021

Great river view hike, close to DC

Had a great weekend trip here, close to DC and Delaware. Wonderful hiking trails with river views. Only caveat- got pretty muddy since it rained the day before and our site didn’t have a tent pad. Firewood and minimal supplies available at the check in.

a
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2021

Walk in Free

It’s a small walk to the tent only sites right off the C & O Canal which is heavily used by bikes and walkers. It sets down from the canal trail while the portapotty is right on the trail. The sites have breathing room and it’s on the Potomac River but it feels really odd to camp with so much…

Sitefree
Month of VisitJuly
Megan B.
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Nice campground, beautiful area

The campground is pretty big and you can find any spot you are looking for. There are great trails I the area along the river and in the woods.

Month of VisitJuly
Kelsey K.
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2021

Family oriented, but super close and not private

Initially disappointed by the tiny spot we got, but we were able to move. Majority of the spots are extremely close to the next and doesn't allow much privacy. Very few trees in between. We chose another spot that was available, however, we found out the first night that there is a boat area and…

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Site147
Month of VisitAugust
D
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2021

A good distraction

Nice, quiet, electric and water close. Before Covid cheap. Bathroom however is nasty and wouldn’t shower there.

SiteB9
Month of VisitOctober
Laure D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2021

Pretty and relatively private sites

Cedarville State Forest is located in Charles Co., MD. It's near Waldorf which offers amenities that you might need. The campground is one loop with 27 mostly spacious sites. Some of the sites were not well tended and had tall grasses while others seemed better groomed. Most were level but some…

  • An unkept site.
  • larger sites
  • good sized tent pads
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Month of VisitJuly
Laure D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2021

Small and typically quiet

We camped here in early June on an unseasonably hot and humid weekend. Our site was the last site available when I made the reservation about 6 weeks prior. Site 9 is next to the bathhouse and across from the dumpsters. Neither was an issue. Sites are very well spaced out and there are only 15 in…

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  • boat ramps as seen from bridge
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Site9
Month of VisitJuly
Sonyia W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2021

Good home base for exploring DC

We stayed on the big loop on site 48. Unfortunately there wasn’t anything on ReserveAmerica specifying the water situation, so when we arrived we found that we didn’t have water hook up. I’m attaching a photo of the color map I got at checkout which specifies which sites have water.

Bath house…

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Site48
Month of VisitJuly
J
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2021

Perfect quick getaway

For tent camping I would suggests sites 30,33 or 35 these are tucked along the tree line. The bathroom facilities were the cleanest I have seen in a campground. Quiet time was observed and there are plenty of nice trails around for hiking and biking

Site33
Month of VisitJune
Yvonne B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2021

Clean, nice, our go to campground

When we want to go somewhere and not think about where, we go to Pohick.

Stay on the electric loop for better bathrooms.

Some sites are big and beautiful (56!) and others you'll barely have room for your tent. Stick to the outer loops and you should be fine.

Site56
Month of VisitSeptember
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 31, 2021

Third visit, new site

This backcountry area truly is a hidden gem in the DC area. For those just learning to backpack or camp in dispersed or unmaintained areas, this is perfect. The hike in takes about 30-45 minutes from the parking lot that has a portable restroom. Site 2 is up on a hill, which we picked because it…

Site2
Month of VisitJune
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 27, 2021

Great Weekend Getaway

The campground isn’t too far from where I live but its far enough and quiet enough for a weekend getaway. The bathrooms were nice and clean throughout my stay and looked newly renovated.

Month of VisitJune
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Good site for easy camping

My friends were first time campers, so I brought them here. It was perfect. Easily accessible bathrooms and showers, fire ring with a rack, and nice greenery. The plethora of activities made it simple to keep my friends entertained. You can rent kayaks, go mini golf, and there are a couple very…

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Site107
Month of VisitJune
Scott T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 10, 2021

Lots of beach area

The sites are close together. No worse than a typical KOA though. There is additional space behind each site leading onto the beach that houses a table and fire ring. It feels like each site has loads of room out to the beach. FYI there is no dumping station or site sewer connection. …

Site15
Month of VisitJune

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