Places to Camp near Little Orleans, MD

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Best Camping Sites Near Little Orleans, MD (131)

    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Gap State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Gap State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Gap State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Gap State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Gap State Park Campground

    1.

    Rocky Gap State Park Campground

    46 Reviews
    162 Photos
    58 Saves
    Flintstone, Maryland

    Rocky Gap State Park is located in Western Maryland’s Allegany County. The park encompasses over 3,000 acres of public land for visitors to enjoy. Rugged mountains surround the park. The 243-acre Lake Habeeb is known for having the "bluest water in the state." The lake is fed by Rocky Gap Run, which winds its way through an impressive mile-long gorge, displaying sheer cliffs, overlooks and a hemlock forest dense with rhododendron and mountain laurel. Overlooking the lake is Evitts Mountain, named for one of the first European settlers in Allegany County.

    Rocky Gap Campground offers 278 individual campsites (including 30 equipped with 30 amp electric hook-ups, mini cabin and yurt Options), a family group site and two youth group camping areas. The campground also features a dump station, bathhouses with hot water in each loop, the Scales & Tales Aviary, canoe/kayak/SUP board rentals (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day), a nature center, a private swimming beach, a playground, trail access, Snack Shack and a camp store. Pets are allowed in Camp Loops Ash, Birch, Chestnut, Dogwood and Elm (Sites 1- 143). Alcohol is only permitted inside personal motor homes. Check-in for campsites is 3 p.m. and check-out is 1 p.m.

    The family group site offers space for up to 40 people to camp together. The group site includes a two-story mini cabin with electric, as well as six 30 amp electric hookups and a group fire ring. Bathhouses are located in the adjacent camp loops.

    The two youth group areas are for use by valid youth groups only. Please see http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/pages/youthgroup.aspx for more information.

    RockyGap_Yurt.pngMini Cabins and Yurts There are 15 mini cabins located throughout the campground. They sleep either four or six people. The yurt accommodates 8 people and has an adjoining camp pad to increase the total site capacity to 15 people. Each has electricity (no water) and beds. Users must provide their own linens. Air conditioning and heat are not available. Check-in for mini cabins and the yurt is 3 p.m. and check-out is 12 p.m.

    Easter Hill Chalet Exterior of the Easter Hill ChaletThe Easter Hill Chalet accommodates up to eight people. A completely furnished kitchen, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, wrap-around deck, gas fireplaces, outdoor campfire area and grill make this an enjoyable vacation spot. Chalet guests must provide their own linens, towels, bedding, pillows and soaps. The chalet is located in a forested, private area of the park, overlooking the lake. The Chalet requires a 2-night minimum stay. Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend require a 3-night holiday stay (Friday/Saturday/Sunday). Check-in is 3 p.m. and check-out is 10 a.m. The address for the Chalet is 13300 Pleasant Valley Road, Flintstone MD 21530. Reservations are available April-December. Make reservations online at https://parkreservations.maryland.gov or call the reservation center at 1-888-432-2267. TTY users call 1-866-804-7846.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $23 - $29 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Green Ridge State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Ridge State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Ridge State Forest
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    Camper-submitted photo from Green Ridge State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Ridge State Forest

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    Green Ridge State Forest

    28 Reviews
    77 Photos
    291 Saves
    Little Orleans, Maryland

    Primitive Camping There are 100 designated primitive campsites dispersed throughout Green Ridge State Forest that are available to visitors throughout the year by permit. Campers must register for the campsite at the Green Ridge Headquarters prior to occupying the site. There is a $10 per night permit fee for camping. There are also 6 group sites available for groups of 20 or more that are available by reservation. Details on group site camping are available at the Green Ridge State Forest headquarters.

    Primitive camping has become a rare opportunity as most public and private campgrounds have adopted a more improved and consolidated approach to managing camping facilities. Camping at Green Ridge is a primitive experience in that the sites have a picnic table and a fire ring and no other amenities or plumbing. We urge our visitors to practice the "Leave no Trace" ethic as they enjoy a primitive and remote camping experience. Back Country backpack camping is also permitted within the forest.

    Backpack Camping Backpack camping is also permitted throughout the forest. Backpackers must register at the Green Ridge Headquarters prior to embarking on backpacking adventure by payment ($10/night) and including itinerary with names of all campers. Campfires are permitted except during drought conditions. Leave No Trace guidelines apply to backpack camping as well.

    Firewood use on Green Ridge State Forest Firewood for camping must be purchased from local vendors or gathered on site. Please DO NOT bring personal firewood into the State Forest. A wide variety of forest insect pests are accidentally transported and introduced to new areas by transporting personal firewood between distinct geographic locations. Please keep our forests safe!​

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    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $10 / night

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    Rvino - Ridge Rider Campground, LLC

    13 Reviews
    54 Photos
    80 Saves
    Little Orleans, Maryland

    Ridge Rider Campground is located on 222 acres of beautiful woodlands in the Upper Potomac River valley in Western Maryland and provides a total camping experience. There is always something to see and do regardless of the season! The tent and RV campsites are spaciously located within the forest area for your nature enjoyment. Each site has a fire ring and a picnic table and each RV site has electric, water, and sewer. Full-service cabins are also available for rental.

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

    $27 - $72 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Cacapon
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    Camp Cacapon

    11 Reviews
    47 Photos
    56 Saves
    Great Cacapon, West Virginia

    Welcome to Sullivan's Camp Cacapon. After retiring from the US Air Force we settled down in Northern Virginia and began our second careers (as so many do). With the hustle-and-bustle of the DC area (and the dreaded I-95 corridor), we had to find a place to get away from it all. We absolutely fell in love with the Cacapon Valley and it's crystal clear, slow-moving, waters--as well as nearby Berkeley Springs with it's art scene, antique shops, spas and Apple Butter Festival. Nothing more relaxing than spending time in the mountains, fishing, kayaking, and just kicking back.

    Sullivan’s Camp Cacapon is more than just a campground, it is a place where families come together and lifelong memories are made! This campground is created by our family for your family. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do! When we found this beautiful 8-acre property, we truly struck gold. Just 20 minutes from the Berkeley Springs, and in the heart of the Cacapon Valley, there is plenty of exploring to do on your next vacation to Sullivan’s Camp Cacapon.

    Our campground is the perfect place to kick back for a weekend getaway or to bring the whole family together for a special event! Bring your own tent, or rent out one of our cottages! Camp Cacapon brings a new meaning to camping. You will have all of the scenic outdoor vibes here, with a touch of luxury. Whether you stay for a weekend or a week, we promise that you will come back for more Camp Cacapon fun! We created Sullivan’s Camp Cacapon so that we can share our little piece of heaven with you and your loved ones. As retirees from the US Air Force, our family spends a lot of time here and created this space to get away from the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life. We hope you join us on your next getaway!

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $45 - $115 / night

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    Hillcrest River & Canal Tunnel River Campgrounds

    14 Reviews
    31 Photos
    51 Saves
    Cumberland, Maryland

    Welcome to Cumberland MD. We have 2 campgrounds in close proximity to each other. Campground # 1 is called THE HILLCREST RIVER CAMPGROUND. CAMPGROUND # 2 is called THE CANAL TUNNEL RIVER CAMPGROUND. They are only 3 miles from each other. Book either location and enjoy both. The campground’s offer camping for RVs and Tents. They are only 1 mile from Canal Place in downtown Cumberland MD. And 5 miles from the Rocky Gap Casino and Resort. They offer Hiking and Cycling on the C and O CANAL NATION PARK , THE GREAT ALLEGHENY PASSAGE and THE KNOBLEY MOUNTAIN TUNNEL TRAIL. They both have Non-isolated, isolated and Super isolated campsites. Firewood, boating, fishing, Swimming, hiking and Cycling is available at both locations.

    Campground #1 THE HILLCREST RIVER CAMPGROUND is located at 10410B Cumberland MD. 21502. It is by Tractor World 1/10 mile off of I 68 Exit 45, 2 miles from the National Trails. There are 60 campsites here. Full hookups are available on Five (5) sites for $10.00 EXTRA PER NIGHT. If you want HOOKUPS PLEASE LET THE HOST KNOW. HOOKUPS MUST BE PAID FOR WHEN YOU ARRIVE!! We have a Dump station, A flush toilet and A Hot shower HERE. That is Available in season. There is a unique Pond with a Dock and Canopy. Sorry Fishing is NOT allowed. There are many hiking trails. Be sure to visit the the CLIFF OVERLOOK on one of the trails. There is a Convenient store that is open 24/7.

    CAMPGROUND # 2. THE CANAL TUNNEL RIVER CAMPGROUND is located at 1 Elizabeth St. Cumberland MD. 21502. It is on 40 acres off of The Canal Parkway. There are 80 campsites. This campground is along THE NORTH BRANCH OF THE POTOMAC RIVER and the C and O NATIONAL PARK and THE KNOBLEY MOUNTAIN TUNNEL TRAIL. There Is over 1 mile of River frontage and 2 River Islands. Electric Hookups are available on 2 Campsites. Fresh water is available. After Camping if you need to dump go to campground # 1. Please let the host know if you want a Electric Hookup site. There are NO Showers here. Portable toilet are available in season. Generators are welcome. This location offers a 5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom House for short term rental. Be sure to visit the Tunnel and take the RIVER WALK to Pebble Beach. Thanks Donelly 301-777-3472 cell 301-707-7098

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

    $35 / night

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

    25 Reviews
    60 Photos
    49 Saves
    Schellsburg, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Shawnee State Park Campground, nestled near Schellsburg, PA. This campground is a fantastic spot for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors all year round. With a solid 4.08 rating, it’s clear that visitors have a lot of good things to say about this place.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful lake, which is perfect for swimming, fishing, and kayaking. The sandy beach area is a hit, especially with families. The roped-off swimming area makes it easy to keep an eye on the kids while they splash around. If you’re into fishing, you’ll find plenty of spots to cast your line.

    The campground itself is quite large, offering a mix of electric and non-electric sites, some of which are pet-friendly. There are also cabins, yurts, and even glamping options if you’re looking for something a bit different. The bathhouses are clean and well-maintained, and there are showers available for campers.

    For those traveling with RVs, there are sites with full hookups, though some visitors have noted that maneuvering larger rigs into certain spots can be a bit tricky. If you’re tent camping, be aware that some sites might be on an incline, so it’s worth scouting out a level spot if you can.

    The park is also a great base for exploring the local area. You’re just a short drive from the Flight 93 National Memorial and other attractions like covered bridges and historic forts. Plus, the Verizon signal is strong enough for streaming, so you can stay connected if needed.

    Overall, Shawnee State Park Campground offers a mix of natural beauty, convenient amenities, and a variety of accommodation options, making it a great choice for your next camping trip.

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

    28 Reviews
    158 Photos
    104 Saves
    Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania

    Cowans Gap State Park is a diverse landscape nestled within the scenic Allens Valley of Fulton County. Campers come to enjoy the park’s 1,085 acres which offer a large lake, a full-size campground, provincial lodges, and many climbing trails throughout. Aside from the attractions, Buchanan State Forest encompasses the park, offering up fun and beauty regardless of the season. Open every day of the year, the park is a great place to visit for day-trip recreation. That said, if planning to camp here you’ll want to prepare in advance as campsite availability changes by the season.

    One of the unique offerings that Cowans Gap features is a number of environmental educational programs for the local public. These programs serve to help the pubic, especially the youth, foster a sense of responsibility for the nature that surrounds them every day. There are guided walks, hands-on activities, and even evening programs for those up to it.

    Aside from the educational opportunities, Cowans Gap is also right in the center of over 71,000+ acres of protected land thanks to Buchanan State Forest. There are 19 tracts of forest which occupy the acreage, showcasing numerous ravines, gulches, and brooks as well as groves of pine, hemlock, and maple.

    Subsequently, this wild and rugged backdrop attracts hikers, campers, fishers, and outdoor enthusiasts from all over. A number of state game lands located nearby are also popular visiting places for season hunters looking to bag an elk or other large game.

    Within the campground itself, there’s a variety of fun activities to get in on. During the winter, the park lake freezes making it perfect for ice-fishing and other winter fun. There’s also a maintained skating rink, so you can even come and ice-skate or play a quick game of hockey.

    It’s during the warmer months however that Cowans Gap state park really starts to shine. Once the lake unfreezes, campers flock for kayaking, canoeing, and pedal boating. The campground itself starts to bustle as children and families visit the local volleyball courts, and check out the nearby trails on Horseback. The lake offers a sandy beach area to recreate, as well as a pier for fishers to get easier access to deep water.

    Campsites are fully serviced here, and spacious enough to accommodate most families. There are restrooms available throughout the park, and a full-service concession stand for firewood and other conveniences. There are also cabins available for rental, but like most parks be sure to plan ahead as they tend to fill up quick.

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

    $29 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Fifteen Mile Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fifteen Mile Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fifteen Mile Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fifteen Mile Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fifteen Mile Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fifteen Mile Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

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    Fifteen Mile Campground — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    7 Reviews
    30 Photos
    15 Saves
    Little Orleans, Maryland

    Overview

    The Fifteen Mile Creek Campground is located at Mile 140 on the C&O Canal Towpath, in the town of Little Orleans upstream of Hancock and downstream of Paw Paw, WV, on the Maryland side of the of the Potomac River. The campsites are drive-in, large enough to park a small fifth wheel/travel trailer/RV/pop-out with a 20' ft. maximum.

    Recreation

    The most popular activity for Fifteen Mile Creek campers is boating and fishing. The campground has a boat ramp for easy access to the Potomac River for kayakers and fisherman alike. Be sure to acquire a Maryland Fishing License for those age 16 or older.

    Facilities

    The most popular activity for Fifteen Mile Creek campers is boating and fishing. The campground has a boat ramp for easy access to the Potomac River for kayakers and fisherman alike. Be sure to acquire a Maryland Fishing License for those age 16 or older.

    Natural Features

    Fifteen Mile Creek Campground is adjacent to the confluence of Fifteen Mile Creek and the Potomac River on the Maryland side. Tucked in the mountains of Western Maryland and adjacent to Green Ridge State Forest, natural beauty is plentiful all times of the year, but especially during autumn.

    Nearby Attractions

    Greenridge State Forest and Billmeyer Wildlife Management Area are state managed areas available for additional activities. This area is remote.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations A cancellation is the release of a confirmed reservation prior to the start of the defined late cancellation time frame which results in non-use by the original customer.__ __ Camping and Day Use Facilities Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee. Late Cancellations or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window ___ Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. ___ Group Facility: Customers who cancel a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee. ___ Group Day Use Area: Customers who cancel a group day-use facility reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will forfeit the total day-use fee.

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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $20 - $40 / night

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

    40 Reviews
    122 Photos
    290 Saves
    Boonsboro, Maryland

    Few places on Earth can inspire as much as the diverse landscape found throughout the Appalachian Mountains. Greenbrier State Park is no exception, nestled right on the 42 Acre man-made Greenbrier Lake. Campers that visit will be greeted with white sandy beaches and family-friendly recreation. Camping here is an experience to remember, thanks to the multitude of options available to entertain yourself.

    The lake provides a great location for practically any water activities you can think of. While you’re not allowed to put a motorized boat in, you can use a a small electric motor boat, or even paddle boards. There’s areas to rent Canoes, Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and more nearby. In addition, fishing is another extremely popular activity here. If you bring a rod out, you can find Trout, Bass, and Blue Gill. For anyone over 16, a Maryland Angler's License is required, and all Maryland fishing laws apply. There is also a 500 acre hunting area, where general hunting is permitted.

    Perhaps most notable is the various hiking trails found throughout the park. More than 11 miles of trails wind through and twist around the local geography, revealing the various quirks and features of the land. On the eastern edge of the park, Bartman Hill can be found, which is also where part of the Appalachian trail passes through. Aside from hiking, there is also an ADA accessible visitor center. What’s more, there’s even a beach wheelchair!

    Throughout the park, there are 165 campsites available for reservation. 40 of these campsites even have electric hookups. Furthermore, there are bathhouses located throughout with hot-water showers. There’s also a dump station for those planning on staying here in a van or RV. Fires are allowed on all campsites but must be kept within the fire rings. According to the state park website, pets are allowed in the Cedar and Dogwood camp loops with a few conditions. For one, Pets are only allowed on trails outside day-use area. Additionally, pets are allowed in day-use area and lake from the day after Labor Day to the Friday before Memorial Day.

    Nightly rates for campsites start at $21.49. If you choose to reserve a campsite with electric, expect to pay $27.49. Lake Front Gazebos (capable of sheltering 32) are available for day-use rent at $100. Other fees and fares may still apply, so check out the Maryland State Park website for more information before booking.

    There are 165 campsites offering conveniently located bathhouses with hot showers. Forty sites have electric hookups.

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

    $23 - $29 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Happy Hills Campground
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    Happy Hills Campground

    7 Reviews
    16 Photos
    38 Saves
    Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Little Orleans, MD?

According to TheDyrt.com, Little Orleans, MD offers a wide range of camping options, with 131 campgrounds and RV parks near Little Orleans, MD and 4 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Little Orleans, MD?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Little Orleans, MD is Rocky Gap State Park Campground with a 4.6-star rating from 46 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Little Orleans, MD?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 free dispersed camping spots near Little Orleans, MD.

What parks are near Little Orleans, MD?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 22 parks near Little Orleans, MD that allow camping, notably Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.