Places to Camp near Crownsville, MD

Crownsville, MD is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. Crownsville is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. Discover great camping spots near Crownsville, reviewed by campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Crownsville, MD (74)

  1. 1.

    Cherry Hill Park

    39 Reviews
    178 Photos
    275 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

    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbelt Park Campground — Greenbelt Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbelt Park Campground — Greenbelt Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbelt Park Campground — Greenbelt Park

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    Greenbelt Park Campground — Greenbelt Park

    27 Reviews
    84 Photos
    204 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.

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

    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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    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $20 / night

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

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    Washington DC / Capitol KOA

    15 Reviews
    17 Photos
    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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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Patapsco Valley State Park-Hilton Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Patapsco Valley State Park-Hilton Area
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    Patapsco Valley State Park-Hilton Area

    18 Reviews
    94 Photos
    146 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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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $51 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hollofield Area Campground
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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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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $19 - $27 / night

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

    $21 - $55 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Tuckahoe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tuckahoe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tuckahoe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tuckahoe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tuckahoe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tuckahoe State Park Campground

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    Tuckahoe State Park Campground

    28 Reviews
    105 Photos
    142 Saves
    Ridgely, Maryland

    Tuckahoe Creek, a quiet country stream bordered for most of its length by wooded marshlands, runs through the length of the park. A 60-acre lake offers boating and fishing.

    The park has 20 miles of scenic hiking, biking and equestrian trails, flat water canoeing, hunting, picnicking, as well as a recycled tire playground for children.

    Activities include day camps, canoe trips, Scales & Tales presentations and displays. Each weekend, Memorial Day through Labor Day, park staff offer a number of free family activities. Check out flyers posted throughout the park or call the park office for more details.

    Accessible picnic areas, visitors' center, playgrounds, restrooms, campground facilities, and hunting areas are very popular.

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

    $21 - $70 / night

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    8.

    Pohick Bay Campground

    37 Reviews
    61 Photos
    289 Saves
    Lorton, Virginia

    Choose your next adventure at Pohick Bay Campground in Lorton, Virginia. Bring the kids for a day of splashing and sliding at Pirate’s Cove Waterpark, spend a day on the bay with our canoe, paddleboard, stand up paddleboard and kayak rentals; or bring your own boat to our public boat launch ramp. Make a day of it by renting a picnic shelter or stay a little longer and reserve one of our cabins or campsites.

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

    $30 - $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sandy Point State Park Youth Group Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Sandy Point State Park Youth Group Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Sandy Point State Park Youth Group Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Sandy Point State Park Youth Group Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Sandy Point State Park Youth Group Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Sandy Point State Park Youth Group Camping

    9.

    Sandy Point State Park Youth Group Camping

    8 Reviews
    8 Photos
    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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    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedarville State Forest
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    10.

    Cedarville State Forest

    17 Reviews
    56 Photos
    94 Saves
    Brandywine, Maryland

    The lat/long on The Dyrt were updated 5/5/2022 to reflect what the State Forest site says is the CORRECT way to get into this campground.

    Equestrian Camping

    Campsites are primitive and a bathhouse is located in the center of the equestrian/special events camping loop. Equestrian Camping is roughly $30.00 per night per campsite. Make a reservation by calling 1-888-432-2267 (M-F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) or online during the camping season (April through October).​ A horse is required to stay in this campground.​ Youth Group Camping

    Youth group passes are honored. Youth group camping reservations can only be made by calling the Maryland Park Service Reservation Service at 1-888-432-2267 Make future reservations by calling 1-888-432-2267 or online. The Maryland Park Service reserves the right to restrict the maximum and minimum number of vehicles and individuals admitted under one youth group pass per visit.

    Check out a map of the youth group and special event loops.

    Family Camping

    Family camping is available from April to October. Walk-ins are not permitted in office; same day reservations are made by calling 1-888-432-2267 (M-F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) or online (24/7). ​

    Check out a map of the Family Camping Area.​
    • Pets
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular campground near Crownsville, MD?

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

What parks are near Crownsville, MD?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 16 parks near Crownsville, MD that allow camping, notably Greenbelt Park and Fort Dupont Park.