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Places to Camp near Friendsville, MD

Friendsville, MD is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. Discover secluded campsites where you can reconnect with nature. Or maybe you like to bring your family and friends along. Either way, there are Friendsville campgrounds just for you. Ready to plan your adventure? Check out our campgrounds near Friendsville and user-submitted reviews.

Best Camping Sites Near Friendsville, MD (124)

    Camper-submitted photo from Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park

    1.

    Kentuck Campground — Ohiopyle State Park

    76 Reviews
    256 Photos
    492 Saves
    Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania

    Known as the “Gateway to the Laurel Highlands,” Pennsylvania’s Ohiopyle State Park consists of approximately 20,500 acres of the state’s finest and most rugged natural beauty. A quick drive from Pittsburgh and Morgantown, WV, this park can get you back to nature conveniently. The million annual visitors the park gets act as proof of just how convenient this state park is.

    Camping at Ohiopyle State Park offers campers 200 campsites at the Kentuck campground, with flush toilets, warm showers, picnic tables, fire rings, and some electric hook-ups. Yurts and cottages are available as well for those looking for a more comfortable stay in the great Allegheny passage.

    When visiting this state park, campers and adventurers will both notice the mighty Youghiogheny [yawki-gay-nee] River flowing through the center of the park. Capitalizing on this, the park offers whitewater boating opportunities for all experience levels. For those looking to stay on dry land, however, hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting and rock climbing are all available in the summer months. In the colder months, cross-country skiing and snowmobile riding are available across the park.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Swallow Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Swallow Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Swallow Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Swallow Falls State Park Campground
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    Swallow Falls State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
    109 Photos
    173 Saves
    Oakland, Maryland
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $22 - $33 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Coopers Rock State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Coopers Rock State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Coopers Rock State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Coopers Rock State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Coopers Rock State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Coopers Rock State Forest

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    Coopers Rock State Forest

    29 Reviews
    106 Photos
    244 Saves
    Dellslow, West Virginia

    Less than 15 miles from Morgantown, West Virginia, you will find a stunning 12,747-acre protected forest. Coopers Rock State Forest is home to a vibrant stretch of trails and forest that share a border with the canyons of the Cheat River, which is notorious with white water rafters. Besides being a scenic area to pitch a tent, Coopers Rock actually offers a multitude of options for recreation. This includes picnicking, fishing, hiking, hunting, camping, and rock climbing. Visitors who want to use the park for hunting or fishing are asked to obtain the proper licensing prior to arriving. The extra step is worth it though, as the park features a glistening six-acre pond that’s brimming with fresh trout that’s located on the northern side of the forest.

    Coopers Rock State Forest has been, and continues to be a hugely popular destination with rock climbing enthusiasts. It’s considered one of the best areas for bouldering in the eastern U.S., and there are at least 5 popular climbing sites that are easy to find within the park. Those destinations are Roof Rocks, Upper Rock City, Sunset Wall, Roadside Rocks, and Tilted Tree.

    If you enjoy winter sports, you’ll be pleased to find that Coopers Rock is also known for its ski terrain in the winter. Be careful, however, as the trails here are known to be best suited for intermediate to experienced skiiers. For those considering trying them out, frequent visitors suggest waiting until the snow is densely packed on, at least half a foot, to avoid injury on the many rocks, branches and roots on the trails below the snow.

    Breathtaking views atop sky-high cliffs make camping at the park almost a given for visitors. The park offers two different campgrounds, each offering the options of comforts like water and electricity hook-ups, or more traditional tent camping. All accommodations here are first come first serve. McCollum Campground serves as the main camping area and accommodates a total of 25 campsites, each equipped with electrical and water hook-ups, a bathhouse and even wireless internet. Pets are welcome visitors as long as they remain on a leash or crate at all times.

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

    $25 - $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Deep Creek Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deep Creek Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deep Creek Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deep Creek Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deep Creek Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deep Creek Lake State Park Campground

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    Deep Creek Lake State Park Campground

    17 Reviews
    84 Photos
    171 Saves
    Mchenry, Maryland

    Deep Creek Lake State Park is located in Western Maryland’s Garrett County. The park encompasses over 1,800 acres and adjoins Deep Creek Lake Natural Resources Management Area and its 3,900-acre man-made lake. Deep Creek Lake camping lies just west of the Allegheny Front on a large plateau known as the Tablelands or Allegany Highlands. Its location at the southernmost end of Meadow Mountain places it west of the Eastern Continental Divide and within the Mississippi River watershed. The park gets its name from the lake, which was a hydroelectric project, constructed on Deep Creek in the 1920's by the Youghiogheny Hydroelectric Company. The Deep Creek Lake State Park Complex also includes Sang Run State Park and the Youghiogheny Wild River Natural Environmental Area. Deep Creek Lake Camping offers 112 campsites, 26 electrics sites, a picnic table, fire ring, lantern post, and a wildlife resistant food storage box on each site. They also have heated bathhouses, a dump station, freshwater fill up spot, free boat trailer parking, overnight dock slip use, and even some mini cabins and other lodging options! The park itself offers a sandy lakefront area, fishing areas, bathrooms, playgrounds, and hiking and biking trails. All in all, the park encompasses 1,800 acres!!

    Features include: 86 basic sites and 26 electric sites Two Mini Cabins - The mini cabins sleep six people and have electricity, heat, (no water) and beds. Users must provide their own linens. Pets are not permitted. Includes a picnic table, fire ring and lantern post One Yurt - The yurt sleeps six people and has electricity, heat, (no water) and beds. Users must provide their own linens. Pets are not permitted. Includes a picnic table, fire ring, and lantern post Bear Den - A three sided Adirondack-style shelter with the open side facing out into the forest (Site 72). Includes a picnic table, fire ring, lantern post, wildlife box, stone fire place and raised sleeping platform Delphia Brant is a pet-free loop Heated bathhouses Dump station Freshwater fill up Free boat trailer overnight parking registration Overnight dock slip use ​​​​​

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

    $21 - $65 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Savage River State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Savage River State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Savage River State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Savage River State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Savage River State Forest
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    Camper-submitted photo from Outflow Camping
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    Outflow Camping

    14 Reviews
    50 Photos
    17 Saves
    Confluence, Pennsylvania

    Overview

    The Outflow Camping Area is located on Youghiogheny River Lake in the heart of the Laurel Highlands. The lake spans the Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland. Clean waters, forested mountains and steep-sided valleys provide an unsurpassed setting for recreational opportunities.

    Recreation

    Camping, fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking, biking, picnicking and sightseeing are the area's most popular activities. Boaters consider Youghiogheny River Lake, with its 16-mile length and channels up to one-half mile wide, the best powerboating and water skiing lake in southwestern Pennsylvania. Youghiogheny Lake's outflow area is renowned for its excellent trout fishing and is stocked from April to September each year. A fishing pier is located in the campground.

    Facilities

    Camping, fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking, biking, picnicking and sightseeing are the area's most popular activities. Boaters consider Youghiogheny River Lake, with its 16-mile length and channels up to one-half mile wide, the best powerboating and water skiing lake in southwestern Pennsylvania. Youghiogheny Lake's outflow area is renowned for its excellent trout fishing and is stocked from April to September each year. A fishing pier is located in the campground.

    Natural Features

    The country surrounding the lake is made up of narrow valleys and high rounded hills with steep slopes. Much of the land is covered with northern hardwoods including Beech, Sugar Maple, White Ash, Yellow Poplar and Basswood. A variety of wildlife makes its home around Youghiogheny River Lake, including deer, bear, turkey, grouse, rabbit and squirrel.

    Nearby Attractions

    Some of Pennsylvania and Maryland's finest state parks surround Youghiogheny Lake. Ohiopyle State Park is known for some of the best whitewater in the East and is often the location of national kayaking competitions. Cyclists enjoy the many miles of bike trails in the area. For the history buff, the area boasts many historical sites and parks. For sheer natural beauty, Youghiogheny Lake can't be beat.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $55 - $155 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Blackwater Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blackwater Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blackwater Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blackwater Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blackwater Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blackwater Falls State Park Campground

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    Blackwater Falls State Park Campground

    48 Reviews
    238 Photos
    380 Saves
    Davis, West Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Laurel Hill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Laurel Hill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Laurel Hill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Laurel Hill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Laurel Hill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Laurel Hill State Park Campground

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    Laurel Hill State Park Campground

    24 Reviews
    40 Photos
    151 Saves
    Rockwood, Pennsylvania

    Of the 262 campsites, 149 have electric hook-ups. Some sites have full-service hook up, which includes sewer, water, and electricity. The campground has:

    Flush toilets Warm showers Sanitary dumping stations Drinking water Pets are permitted in designated sites. Please follow all pet camping rules.

    The campground is open from mid-April and closes the third Sunday in October.

    Site occupancy is limited to one family unit (persons living under one household) or one non-family unit limited to five persons, including one responsible individual 18 years of age or older.

    The maximum camping period is 14 consecutive nights.

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

    $29 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Yough Lake Campground at Tub Run
    Camper-submitted photo from Yough Lake Campground at Tub Run
    Camper-submitted photo from Yough Lake Campground at Tub Run
    Camper-submitted photo from Yough Lake Campground at Tub Run
    Camper-submitted photo from Yough Lake Campground at Tub Run
    Camper-submitted photo from Yough Lake Campground at Tub Run

    9.

    Yough Lake Campground at Tub Run

    12 Reviews
    37 Photos
    43 Saves
    Confluence, Pennsylvania

    Yough Lake Campground is located directly on the Youghiogheny River Lake, close to Ohiopyle State Park. Yough Lake Campground is a large campground featuring a wide variety of sites including lakefront sites, standard electric sites, walk-to tent sites, and one room cabins. Yough Lake Campground also offers a lakeside swim beach, an amphitheater, and a playground. The campground is perfect for boating enthusiasts. Other amenities include rentals of canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), and a two-lane boat launch ramp. The campground provides all modern conveniences like flush toilets, hot showers, drinking water, and an on-site dump station.

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

    $29 - $62 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from New Germany State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from New Germany State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from New Germany State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from New Germany State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from New Germany State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from New Germany State Park Campground

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    New Germany State Park Campground

    12 Reviews
    29 Photos
    67 Saves
    Grantsville, Maryland
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $18 - $117 / night

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