Places to Camp near Sandy Spring, MD

Sandy Spring is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in. Experience some of the most stunning views that Maryland camping has to offer. Discover great camping spots near Sandy Spring, reviewed by campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Sandy Spring, MD (106)

  1. 1.

    Cherry Hill Park

    39 Reviews
    178 Photos
    272 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

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    Greenbelt Park Campground — Greenbelt Park

    27 Reviews
    84 Photos
    202 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.

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

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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $20 / night

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    3.

    Lake Fairfax Campground

    23 Reviews
    48 Photos
    176 Saves
    Reston, Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $70 / night

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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

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    Patapsco Valley State Park-Hilton Area

    18 Reviews
    94 Photos
    144 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

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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.

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

    $19 - $27 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Run Regional Park
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    Bull Run Regional Park

    39 Reviews
    73 Photos
    178 Saves
    Iron Gate, Virginia

    Bull Run Campground, located near Interstate 66, is a getaway that is not far from Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia attractions. Bull Run Park is only 27 miles from Washington, D.C. and 15 miles from the Vienna Metro Center Station. We are convenient for visitors to the Dulles area , Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum and Manassas National Battlefield Park.

    The variety of campsites available at Bull Run Campground are RV sites with electric only service, Electric RV sites with water, RV sites with full-service (which includes sewer, water and electric), tent sites, rustic cabins and group camping areas. There are two bathhouses in the campground that offer hot showers, sinks, toilets and laundry facilities. The camp store sells camping supplies, snacks, ice and firewood and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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

    $30 - $95 / night

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    8.

    Pohick Bay Campground

    37 Reviews
    61 Photos
    288 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.

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

    $30 - $60 / night

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    9.

    Little Bennett Regional Park Campground

    12 Reviews
    24 Photos
    124 Saves
    Clarksburg, Maryland

    Welcome to Little Bennett Regional Park Campground, a fantastic spot for families and campers of all ages. This place is packed with activities and amenities to keep everyone entertained. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking your RV, or staying in a cabin, you'll find what you need here.

    One of the standout features is the variety of kid-friendly activities. From pedal cars and laser tag to a jumping pillow and weekend crafts, there's no shortage of fun for the little ones. The campground even hosts outdoor movies and has a small arcade-style game room with free Wi-Fi, air hockey, and table soccer. It's a great way to keep the kids busy while you relax.

    The campsites themselves are spacious and well-shaded, offering a good mix of privacy and convenience. Many sites come with electric hookups, and some even have water and sewer connections. The facilities are top-notch, with clean bathrooms and showers, a camp store, and even a sanitary dump station. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    For those who love hiking, the campground boasts a network of trails that are dog-friendly and perfect for a leisurely stroll or a more challenging hike. The trails wind through heavily wooded areas, providing a serene backdrop for your outdoor adventures.

    Located near Clarksburg, MD, Little Bennett is just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of city life, making it an ideal quick getaway. If you forget any supplies, there are stores nearby, including a Wal-Mart and local grocery shops.

    In summary, Little Bennett Regional Park Campground offers a blend of natural beauty, modern amenities, and a plethora of activities, making it a perfect spot for a memorable camping trip. Happy camping!

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

    $58 / night

    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
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular campground near Sandy Spring, MD?

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

What parks are near Sandy Spring, MD?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 18 parks near Sandy Spring, MD that allow camping, notably Rock Creek Park and Greenbelt Park.