Places to Camp near Manchester, MD

Are you in need of a campground near Manchester, MD? Discover secluded campsites where you can reconnect with nature. Or maybe you like to bring your family and friends along. Either way, there are Manchester campgrounds just for you. Discover great camping spots near Manchester, reviewed by campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Manchester, MD (125)

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

    1.

    Codorus State Park Campground

    38 Reviews
    157 Photos
    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.

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

    $4 - $19 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground

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    Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground

    53 Reviews
    143 Photos
    250 Saves
    Wellsville, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground, nestled near Wellsville, PA. This spot is a favorite among campers for its serene environment and variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, glamping options, and even yurts. The campground operates from the second Friday in April through October 31, making it a great seasonal getaway.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful lakeside views. Some campers have raved about the stunning sunsets you can catch right from your site. If you're into water activities, you'll love the easy access to the lake for kayaking and fishing. The park is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    The campground offers essential amenities like drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and toilets. Firewood is available for those cozy campfires, and you can enjoy a meal at your picnic table. For those with larger rigs, the campground is big-rig friendly and has sewer hookups and a sanitary dump station.

    Visitors have noted the peaceful atmosphere, with the sounds of birds and owls adding to the natural charm. The restrooms, while older, are generally clean and functional. Families will appreciate the kid-friendly environment, with plenty of space for children to play and explore.

    Nearby, you'll find some local gems like Forry's Drive-In for a tasty ice cream treat. The park itself offers plenty of trails and scenic spots to explore, though some trails might be a bit overgrown. Overall, Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground is a solid choice for a relaxing and enjoyable camping experience.

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

    $15 - $130 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Merry Meadows Recreation Farm
    Camper-submitted photo from Merry Meadows Recreation Farm
    Camper-submitted photo from Merry Meadows Recreation Farm
    Camper-submitted photo from Merry Meadows Recreation Farm
    Camper-submitted photo from Merry Meadows Recreation Farm
    Camper-submitted photo from Merry Meadows Recreation Farm

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    Merry Meadows Recreation Farm

    18 Reviews
    46 Photos
    61 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!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA

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    Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA

    26 Reviews
    87 Photos
    102 Saves
    Fairfield, Pennsylvania

    If you are looking for a fun way to spend time with your family and friends outdoors, you will love everything the Gettysburg/Battlefield KOA has to offer. When you choose to go camping in Gettysburg, you get to enjoy a tranquil nature retreat while learning about one of the most important historical events of the nation's Civil War era. Gettysburg/Battlefield KOA is a campground near downtown Gettysburg that is built for campers of all types and experience levels. Situated just five miles from downtown Gettysburg, Gettysburg/Battlefield KOA gives you access to all the local attractions while ensuring you have a peaceful camping experience.

    You can secure a site for rugged tent camping, luxurious RV glamping or even cabin camping, depending on your party's preferences. Regardless of what type of camping experience you choose, you will have access to many modern amenities and conveniences, including essentials such as Wi-Fi and a laundry room. You can even participate in planned activities at our campground or rent bicycles for a unique way to tour the Gettysburg area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Artillery Ridge Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Artillery Ridge Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Artillery Ridge Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Artillery Ridge Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Artillery Ridge Campground

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    Artillery Ridge Campground

    20 Reviews
    109 Photos
    111 Saves
    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Artillery Ridge Campground! Located upon the very grounds of the Union Artillery Reserve, we are conveniently located within walking distance to Gettysburg Battlefield trails, museums, & monuments. We offer a variety of full hook up RV sites and tent camping. No gear, no problem! Relax in one of our themed cabins. We are also the only campground in Gettysburg, PA with overnight accommodations for horses. Known for our long-standing relationships with camping tourists, families and groups, come see why it’s going to be a great time camping with us!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Gettysburg Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gettysburg Campground
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    Gettysburg Campground

    24 Reviews
    49 Photos
    151 Saves
    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Located just 3 miles West of the center of town, our Gettysburg Campground is bordered by beautiful Marsh Creek, with both shady or sunny RV sites, and a primitive tent area along the creek. We offer 260 sites, accommodating everything from a tent to literally any size RV. Gettysburg Campground is also the only campground in Gettysburg with an on-site RV repair facility. We also have rustic cabins and full-facility cottages

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Ramblin' Pines
    Camper-submitted photo from Ramblin' Pines
    Camper-submitted photo from Ramblin' Pines
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    Ramblin' Pines

    17 Reviews
    39 Photos
    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!

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

    $30 - $70 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Owens Creek Campground — Catoctin Mountain Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Owens Creek Campground — Catoctin Mountain Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Owens Creek Campground — Catoctin Mountain Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Owens Creek Campground — Catoctin Mountain Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Owens Creek Campground — Catoctin Mountain Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Owens Creek Campground — Catoctin Mountain Park

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    Owens Creek Campground — Catoctin Mountain Park

    27 Reviews
    88 Photos
    117 Saves
    Sabillasville, Maryland

    Overview

    Owens Creek Campground offers families and individuals enjoyable primitive tent camping. Located just five miles from Thurmont, Maryland, in the rolling hills of Catoctin Mountain Park.

    Recreation

    As a primitive camping area, Owens Creek encourages visitors to use healthy doses of imagination while surrounded by the natural landscape. Nature hikes and campfire circles are popular activities. The Deerfield Nature Trail connects directly to the campground and is a 1.5 mile loop with a connection to the park's western system of trails. Browns Farm Trail is nearby in the Owens Creek Picnic Area and offers budding archeologists with a peek into the history of the area. This trail is also a youth friendly 'Track Trail'. For more information go to: www.kidsinparks.com. Catoctin Mountain Park boasts 25 miles of trails.

    Facilities

    As a primitive camping area, Owens Creek encourages visitors to use healthy doses of imagination while surrounded by the natural landscape. Nature hikes and campfire circles are popular activities. The Deerfield Nature Trail connects directly to the campground and is a 1.5 mile loop with a connection to the park's western system of trails. Browns Farm Trail is nearby in the Owens Creek Picnic Area and offers budding archeologists with a peek into the history of the area. This trail is also a youth friendly 'Track Trail'. For more information go to: www.kidsinparks.com. Catoctin Mountain Park boasts 25 miles of trails.

    Natural Features

    The campground is surrounded by a rolling landscape, perfect for hikes of any level from easy to extremely strenuous. Owens Creek flows past the campground providing a peaceful setting beside a bubbling brook. Whether blanketed in snow in winter months, brilliant with color in the fall or blooming with wildflowers in the spring, Owens Creek offers beautiful scenery all year.

    Nearby Attractions

    Other National Park Service units in the area are: Antietam National Battlefield www.nps.gov/ancm/index.htm 26 miles, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park www.nps.gov/choh/index.htm 28 miles, Eisenhower National Historic Site www.nps.gov/eise/index.htm 20 miles, Gettysburg National Military Park www.nps.gov/gett/index/htm 20 miles, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park www.nps.gov/hafe/index.htm 37 miles, Monocacy National Battlefield www.nps.gov/mono/index.htm 18 miles, Appalachian National Scenic Trail www.nps.gov/appa/index.htm , 8 miles, Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail www.nps.gov/pohe/index.htm , 26 miles. Other Attractions: Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo www.cwpzoo.com , Cunningham Falls State Park www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/cunningham.asp , Tourism Council of Frederick County www.fredericktourism.org , Washington County Hagerstown, MD www.marylandmemories.org/home.html .

    Charges & Cancellations

    Important Information on Late Cancellations A cancellation is considered late if it occurs the day before or the day of arrival. Customers 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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Houck - Cunningham Falls State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Houck - Cunningham Falls State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Houck - Cunningham Falls State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Houck - Cunningham Falls State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Houck - Cunningham Falls State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Houck - Cunningham Falls State Park

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    Houck - Cunningham Falls State Park

    24 Reviews
    78 Photos
    192 Saves
    Thurmont, Maryland

    Welcome to Houck - Cunningham Falls State Park, a gem nestled near Thurmont, MD. This campground is a fantastic spot for families and nature lovers alike. Open from April 1 to October 31, it offers a range of accommodations including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful waterfall, which is a must-see. The hike to the falls is relatively easy and perfect for families with young kids. Speaking of kids, the swimming lake is a hit, especially since the roped-off area is shallow enough for little ones to splash around safely. There's also a playground by the lake, making it a great spot for a family day out.

    The campground itself is well-maintained with clean bathrooms and showers. Each site comes with a fire ring and picnic table, and there's a camp store stocked with essentials and treats like hot drinks and ice cream. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    For those who enjoy a bit of convenience, the campground offers electric hookups and drinking water. Firewood is available for purchase, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire without the hassle of bringing your own wood.

    If you're looking to explore beyond the campground, there's a National Park right next door, home to Camp David. The nearby town of Thurmont is quaint and worth a visit, and there are vineyards and breweries in the area for a bit of local flavor.

    Overall, Houck - Cunningham Falls State Park offers a blend of natural beauty and family-friendly amenities, making it a great choice for your next camping adventure.

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

    $21 - $65 / night

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

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

    $23 - $29 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular campground near Manchester, MD?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Manchester, MD is Codorus State Park Campground with a 4.2-star rating from 38 reviews.

What parks are near Manchester, MD?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 19 parks near Manchester, MD that allow camping, notably Greenbelt Park and Rock Creek Park.