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Places to Camp near Elk Mills, MD

Searching for the best camping near Elk Mills, MD? Aside from great camping spots, you'll find hiking and many more outdoor experiences. Thinking of traveling with kids? You're in luck—Elk Mills is surrounded by family-friendly activities. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Elk Mills, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Elk Mills, MD (101)

    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
    487 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 Lums Pond State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lums Pond State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lums Pond State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lums Pond State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lums Pond State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lums Pond State Park Campground

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    Lums Pond State Park Campground

    46 Reviews
    98 Photos
    355 Saves
    Kirkwood, Delaware

    The newly-renovated campground offers sites with three-point hookups (water, electric and sewer), as well as four horse campsites without hookups. If you prefer a bed to a bedroll, stay in one of our yurts! These round stationary structures with canvas walls feature a single and double bed bunked together, a double bed-sized futon, an outdoor seating area, and outdoor deck.

    Campgrounds at Cape Henlopen, Killens Pond, Lums Pond and Trap Pond State Park are open year-round. The Cottages at Indian River Marina are also open year-round, and the campground at Delaware Seashore State Park is open year-round, although during the winter months, it is open for self-contained units only.

    The Division of Parks and Recreation has a Central Reservation Service. Although reservations are not required, we strongly recommend that you make one to ensure that accommodations are available. There is no additional expense to make a reservation.

    Reservations can be placed for campgrounds, cabins, yurts, the Cottages at Indian River Marina, and Fort Delaware tours, and Killen's Pond Waterpark..

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $6 - $42 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from French Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from French Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from French Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from French Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from French Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from French Creek State Park Campground

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    French Creek State Park Campground

    72 Reviews
    367 Photos
    401 Saves
    Geigertown, Pennsylvania

    In Pennsylvania, the once industrious geography of North Coventry and Warwick now serves as home to 7,730 acres of protected wilderness known as French Creek State Park. Right in the heart of the Schuylkill Highlands, the park’s boundaries make up the largest mass of forested space between anywhere in Washington D.C. and New York City. The diverse land consisting of forests, wetlands, marshes, and sleepy bluffs throughout have become a top destination for the people of southeast Pennsylvania to hike, fish, camp, and bike.

    At a point long ago, before the industrial revolution, the land was once dominated by ancient forests of American chestnut. Sadly, in 1771 foresters started to clear these trees, in order to create charcoal for the furnace at nearby Hopewell Furnace. However, the forests were still allowed to regrow, with routine clearing scheduled every 25 years thereafter. The furnace was in operation for 112 years until 1883, and its impact on the regional environment was undeniable. The once wooded hillsides, towering trees, and babbling brooks that once existed now appeared as a barren wasteland in many areas. The ecological outlook was looking dim, that is until President Roosevelt started the CCC in 1993 as a response to economic turmoil created by the Great Depression.

    During the same time, Governor Gifford Pinchot invited the CCC to assist in reclaiming this special land, and they subsequently worked to clear the forests and streams of brush. To commemorate the work, they began the restoration of the historic Hopewell Furnace as well as the creation of many of the facilities still in use today at the park. Among these facilities are several tent camping areas, two group camps, picnic shelters, two small dams and lakes, and even the extensive network of roads and trails that snake throughout the park.

    Today, the second growth has brought with it a rebirth of life and wonder to the region. This massive expansion of protected land is now home to a multitude of rare animals and plants, not commonly found in the region. For example, French Creek State Park is an Important Bird Area as designated by the National Audubon Society, and an Important Mammal Area as designated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Pine Swamp is a State Park Natural Area. The park is now known for its diverse fishing, large abundance of wild game for hunt, and it’s plethora of outdoor recreation activities available within.

    Visitors to the park have a few options for overnight accommodations. The campground itself is well suited for both large and small groups, as well as individuals. In total, 201 modern sites accommodate thousands of visitors annually. The campground also boast a range of amenities, including a centrally located shower and toilet facility. Additionally, there are ten cozy cabins with heat and electricity. Finally, there are two historic group camping CCC Cabins available. The facilities include dining halls, central washhouses, and cabins for campers and staff.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $23 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Quarryville
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Quarryville
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Quarryville
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Quarryville
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Quarryville
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Quarryville

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    Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Quarryville

    19 Reviews
    56 Photos
    120 Saves
    Quarryville, Pennsylvania

    Located on 63 lush, wooded acres that adjoin a scenic, 100-acre county park in Southern Lancaster, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort in Quarryville, Pennsylvania offers a breathtaking camping experience the whole family will enjoy! When our campers aren’t busy swimming and splashing at Yogi Bear’s Water Zone or bouncing high on our jumping pillows, they can enjoy endless outdoor attractions that will keep everyone busy from dawn ’till dusk. Just a short drive to any of the Amish Country and Hershey area attractions, Jellystone Park™ is the perfect spot to start making camping memories that will last a lifetime!

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

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    Susquehanna State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
    62 Photos
    276 Saves
    Edgewood, Maryland
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $21 - $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Philadelphia-West Chester KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Philadelphia-West Chester KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Philadelphia-West Chester KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Philadelphia-West Chester KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Philadelphia-West Chester KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Philadelphia-West Chester KOA

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    Philadelphia-West Chester KOA

    15 Reviews
    82 Photos
    94 Saves
    Downingtown, Pennsylvania

    Camping in the Brandywine Valley is full of fun and adventures. Our meandering, countryside river is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and fishing. Bring your own canoes or kayak, rent our yellow canoes and take off from the KOA Canoe Landing, or take a day trip with a local outfitter. Reconnect, recreate, rest and relax by a campfire as you share stories, memories, and food with each other, family, and friends. Kids of all ages will love our playground, jump pad, mini golf, swimming pool, gift shop, butterfly garden, and hand-dipped ice cream.

    With Lancaster to our West and Philadelphia to our East, go back in time with a visit to historic Philadelphia & Valley Forge or take a drive through the Lancaster Amish Country. In our Brandywine River Valley, explore the mansions and gardens of Longwood, Winterthur, Hagley, and Nemours, or head to the South where you can get hot chips off the line at the Herr's Potato Chip Factory. Go to brandywinevalley.com, visitphilly.com, visitwilmingtonde.com, and discoverlancaster.com to plan your extended stay.

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

    $59 - $86 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Philadelphia South/Clarksboro KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Philadelphia South/Clarksboro KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Philadelphia South/Clarksboro KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Philadelphia South/Clarksboro KOA
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    Philadelphia South/Clarksboro KOA

    17 Reviews
    35 Photos
    100 Saves
    Paulsboro, New Jersey

    At Philadelphia South/ Clarksboro KOA enjoy the peaceful, country campground experience and the convenience of Camden, NJ and downtown Philly only a short 20 minutes away. 

    If you live in the City of Brotherly Love, sometimes it is nice to have a nearby rustic escape. Or, perhaps you are a visitor who wants to combine your sightseeing with some rest and relaxation. Our camping sites near Philadelphia are the perfect solution. We offer tons of comfortable amenities and exciting on-site activities to ensure a memorable stay for your whole family. 

    Whether you want to teach the kids how to pitch a tent or you need an affordable basecamp for your Philly adventures, we cannot wait to host your stay at our local KOA just mere miles from Philadelphia.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lancaster-New Holland KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Lancaster-New Holland KOA
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    Lancaster-New Holland KOA

    12 Reviews
    35 Photos
    36 Saves
    Narvon, Pennsylvania
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Muddy Run Rec Park - PPL
    Camper-submitted photo from Muddy Run Rec Park - PPL
    Camper-submitted photo from Muddy Run Rec Park - PPL
    Camper-submitted photo from Muddy Run Rec Park - PPL
    Camper-submitted photo from Muddy Run Rec Park - PPL
    Camper-submitted photo from Muddy Run Rec Park - PPL

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    Muddy Run Rec Park - PPL

    11 Reviews
    16 Photos
    36 Saves
    Holtwood, Pennsylvania
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake-In-Wood Campground
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    Lake-In-Wood Campground

    20 Reviews
    29 Photos
    137 Saves
    Narvon, Pennsylvania

    Lake In Wood Camping Resort is “home to the gnomes” because it is a friendly place, built to suit the lifestyles of today’s campers (even the knee-high ones). From a weekend in your tent to a beautiful cabin rental, this resort becomes a treasured “Home Away from Home!”

    The resort features a magnificent entertainment hall with a beautifully restored pipe organ for hosting grand parties and resort gatherings. Other pavilions are available for smaller groups (the Gnome Bridge Club are regulars). Adults can enjoy the picturesque views and intimate setting of the lake-view terrace.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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