Places to Camp near Catonsville, MD

Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, Catonsville, MD has a lot to offer. Enjoy the scenic camping, fun activities, and sights and sounds of Catonsville. Search nearby campsites and find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Catonsville, MD (102)

  1. 1.

    Cherry Hill Park

    39 Reviews
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    272 Saves
    Beltsville, Maryland

    Cherry Hill Park is a family-owned and operated campground that has been in the Gurevich family for 5 generations. We offer premium amenities, friendly service, and a wide variety of lodging - everything from tent & RV sites to premium log cabins and glamping pods and yurts. Our concierge and tours program makes it easy for guests to access downtown Washington, DC, by bus, Metro train, and guided tours. We love hosting guests from all across America, from all over the world, and from just down the road in our home state of Maryland.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $101 - $999 / night

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    Patapsco Valley State Park-Hilton Area

    18 Reviews
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    143 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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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $51 / night

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    Greenbelt Park Campground — Greenbelt Park

    27 Reviews
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    202 Saves
    Greenbelt, Maryland

    Overview

    Greenbelt Campground is an urban oasis just 10 miles from Washington, D.C. This beautiful, wooded park is known for its safety, affordability, peaceful surroundings and National Park Service hospitality. Each campsite includes a picnic table and combination grill/campfire ring. Campsites have been improved using your camping fees to include new picnic tables and grills.The campground does not have water or electric hookups (primitive campground).A Loop is a Scout loop, youth or group Loop only. There is a RV limit of 30 feet (including tow vehicle) in B Loop and limited availabilty for larger vehicles (35 feet including tow vehicle) in D loop.

    Recreation

    The trails are open. Ten miles of hiking trails meander through Greenbelt Park, including Perimeter, Azalea, Dogwood and Blueberry Trails. Sweetgum Picnic Area is located 1.5 miles from the campground, with playground equipment and public picnic tables.

    Facilities

    The trails are open. Ten miles of hiking trails meander through Greenbelt Park, including Perimeter, Azalea, Dogwood and Blueberry Trails. Sweetgum Picnic Area is located 1.5 miles from the campground, with playground equipment and public picnic tables.

    Natural Features

    Situated in suburban Maryland, Greenbelt Campground is forested with a pleasant mix of pine, oak and maple trees, which give way to a colorful autumn season. Mountain Laurel blooms throughout the park in May. Still Creek flows through the site, where deer and chipmunks are commonly seen.

    Nearby Attractions

    Greenbelt Campground is surrounded by a myriad of fun and interesting attractions. Washington, D.C. and its famed historic sites are just 10 miles from Greenbelt. Goddard Space Flight Center is 3 miles from the park and the City of Greenbelt is 1 mile away. The Washington, D.C. Metro Transit System can be accessed 1.5 miles from the park, and major shopping centers are located within 1/2 mile away from the park entrance.

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    This location is staffed. Please call (771) 208-1588 to speak with local staff.

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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $20 / night

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    Hollofield Area Campground

    16 Reviews
    53 Photos
    179 Saves
    Windsor Mill, Maryland

    The Hollofield Area of Patapsco is located almost in the center of the Park along Rt 40 (Baltimore National Pike) making it a great place for camping near Washington. Home to The Patapsco Valley State Park Headquarters and one of two campgrounds in the park, This area is perfect for a family gathering or a quick picnic lunch while on your lunch break from work. The Ole Ranger Trail or Peaceful Pond trail provide a quick respite or workout in a beautiful setting just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Baltimore. Anglers can gain access to the river by following Union Dam trail down to the river.

    The Hollofield Area boasts one of the most stunning views of the Patapsco River Valley. The Overlook changes with every season from the brilliant greens of spring to the rich colors of fall. This is a perfect place to view the changing blanket of the seasons. You can see historic Rt. 40 Bridge to the North. You can see the River peek through when the leaves fall from the trees in winter. In the spring new green leaves blanket the valley and in fall the patchwork of color provides spectacular views of the Patapsco River Valley.

    Our campground is a little piece of wilderness in the middle of suburban Baltimore. While occasionally you can hear the buzz of cars along Rt. 40 or see a nearby neighborhood through the trees, you really feel like you’re away from everyday trappings enjoying the great outdoors when camping with us.

    The Hollofield campground has 73 campsites, some with electric hookups. Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire ring. All equipment must be positioned on the designated camping pad and driveway.

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

    $19 - $27 / night

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    Ramblin' Pines

    17 Reviews
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    176 Saves
    Woodbine, Maryland

    Ramblin’ Pines is your perfect choice for a fine, full-service family campground! No other campground offer you such easy access to outstanding urban attractions from such an incomparable rural setting. We are perfectly nestled in a quiet, peaceful wooded setting, located in the center of the full range of the Washington - Frederick - Baltimore vacation attractions. For those of you that aren't looking to go outside the campground for your vacation, we have you taken care of, too. Whether it’s a game of horseshoes or swimming, come and share some camping fun and recreation with us!

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $70 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Washington DC / Capitol KOA
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    Washington DC / Capitol KOA

    15 Reviews
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    67 Saves
    Millersville, Maryland

    Washington DC / Capitol KOA is a solid spot for families and anyone looking to explore the nation's capital while enjoying some outdoor time. Nestled in Millersville, MD, this campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations. It's got a bit of everything for everyone.

    One of the standout features here is the kid-friendly environment. There's a pool, an outdoor chess set, a jumping pillow, and a gaga ball pit, making it a hit with families. The staff is known for being exceptionally friendly and helpful, which always makes a stay more pleasant.

    For those who need to stay connected, the campground provides reasonable WiFi. The bathrooms are clean and adequate, which is always a plus. If you need supplies, the campground store is well-stocked with a variety of merchandise and camping essentials.

    The sites themselves are a mix of gravel and grass, with some shaded and others not so much. If you're camping in the summer, be prepared for some heat, especially in the unshaded tent sites. The RV spots are generally level, but there have been mentions of some uneven spots, so keep that in mind when setting up.

    While it's not the most convenient location for daily trips into DC, it works well as a base camp for exploring the area. Just be aware that the shuttle service to DC might not always be available, so plan accordingly.

    Overall, Washington DC / Capitol KOA offers a good mix of amenities and a friendly atmosphere, making it a decent choice for both short stays and longer visits.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Neck State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Neck State Park Campground
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    Elk Neck State Park Campground

    57 Reviews
    213 Photos
    490 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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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $21 - $55 / night

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    Codorus State Park Campground

    38 Reviews
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    236 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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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $4 - $19 / night

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    Susquehanna State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
    62 Photos
    278 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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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $21 - $50 / night

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    Merry Meadows Recreation Farm

    18 Reviews
    46 Photos
    60 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular campground near Catonsville, MD?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Catonsville, MD is Cherry Hill Park with a 4.8-star rating from 39 reviews.

What parks are near Catonsville, MD?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 17 parks near Catonsville, MD that allow camping, notably Greenbelt Park and Rock Creek Park.