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262 Reviews of 26 Cardinal Forest, Maryland Campgrounds

RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2021

Beautifully wooded

We stayed in B loop site 43 with electric hookups only. The site was wooded, clean and spacious with a picnic table and fire ring. We paddled in the big beautiful lake which had several different areas to launch. We saw squirrels, chipmunks, great blue heron, osprey, a bald eagle and ducks. We…

  • Lovely Lake for Paddling
SiteB43
Month of VisitOctober
Casey L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2021

Family Favorite

Love it here! Large sites, some recently updated. Nice and flat and easy to pull into. Great bath house with clean shower stalls. Dish washing station at shower house is very helpful. Nice playgrounds. When we went pool was closed but would love to try going in the summer so we could try it!

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Site109
Month of VisitNovember
Marissa G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2021

Wonderful little park

Sites are mostly all dog friendly, which is wonderful! Great hiking trails. The park provides wood and ice as well! We will definitely be back!

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Site32
Month of VisitSeptember
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2021

Trashy and Run Down

We stayed in a Potomac river view site with water and electric hookups for our 17' Jayco hybrid. The river view was nice, but we were packed in with our neighbors like sardines and no shade. The road into the campground was badly in need of repair. Site was not level and infested with black flies.…

SiteA7
Month of VisitOctober
Michelle R.
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2021

Family Fun

We love going every summer with our family and friends for a lot of Waterpark fun!

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Site301
Month of VisitAugust
Joe C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2021

Tough night

It was raining… HEAVY… but that aside, it is a great little area along the river. You really need to be proficient at backing the RV into tight spaces… there is not a lot of room. There is a bizarre amount of traffic at the camp site, maybe due to the zip line adventures. It makes maneuvering…

Site24 / renamed to 312
Month of VisitSeptember
OThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2021

Great stop for an overnight.

Well groomed sites split into three main sections. Several hammock friendly (we were in 121 in the dogwood loop). Flat motorcycle parking, but bring a puck for your kick stand. Firewood and ice for sale at the check-in point. Quiet with modern bathrooms. Drinking water available. Fire pits have…

Site121
Month of VisitOctober
Ashley H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2021

Stayed an extra night!

We only booked for one night. But we loved this campground so much that we added an extra night. Very close to Gettysburg (25 mins) and hiking at the falls. Sites were level and shaded. Bathrooms were very clean - and had lots of hooks in the shower room.

  • Perfect campfire
  • The Falls - short mile hike
  • Clean shower house
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Site82
Month of VisitOctober
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2021

Nice campground for primitive tenting

Large campground but only 15 sites dedicated to“roughin’ it” tent camping. However, those sites are isolated from the others. The tent sites were in very good condition, spaced well, and fairly private. Most sites have plenty of shade and grassy, though a few are dirt only. Many sites within…

  • T12 : one of the few mostly dirt tent only sites
SiteT12
Month of VisitSeptember
Nate & Erika L.
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2021

Great State Park Camping

We decided to stay a weekend at Susquehanna based on the reviews on the Dyrt and it’s closer proximity to home. We arrived and were greeted by super friendly rangers who gave us the lay of the land. We found the rangers to be very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife, plants, and trees in…

  • Champion Beech Tree on the green trail
Site39
Month of VisitSeptember
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2021

Trains, trains, trains. And a river

Boy oh boy. Where to begin. Trains. Literally every half hour a train goes right behind the campground, waking everybody up. If you're in a tent, that's not so great. Also theres a one way tunnel to get to the campground, and all these cars seem to thinks its really necessary to honk at least five…

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Site132
Month of VisitSeptember
Jarmonay N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2021

Community Camping

Okay I really like this spot if you’re looking to camp with any amount of people! Parking is okay but be aware of the amount of traffic bikers fishers and hikers who come here ! Very good for family and couples.

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Siteopen space
Month of VisitJuly
Candace and Sean B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2021

Elderberry Loop

Elderberry Loop is near the top of the mountain.

This is not a pet friendly loop.

Site 112 is level, mostly shaded, backs up to the woods and has electric.

The site is between two cabins. Not a problem except the cabins were empty and the ac was running. Noisy and kind of wasteful.

There…

  • if you get lost….
  • Love me a hammock!
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Site112
Month of VisitAugust
Sabrina H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2021

First Trip with RV

This was our first trip with our RV and it was a great experience. The staff is extremely nice and helpful with everything (especially Petey)! Our spot was on the river with a short walk to the boat ramp and access. It was very quiet, serene, & clean. Dog-friendly (seemed like everyone had a…

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  • Our view from the trailer
  • Luna
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SiteA7
Month of VisitAugust
Casey L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2021

Great family spot

Overall great sites, not many trees so some are exposed. There is a cool skate park right near the campground which is great if you like to use it, but can get a little loud in the evening. They also had on spot lights once dark. Great hiking, close to Great Falls. Kids also loved the water park!…

  • bike/hiking trail right off campsite
  • they have canoe and kayak rentals as well
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Site8
Month of VisitAugust

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