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356 Reviews of 40 Bell Forest, Virginia Campgrounds

Laure D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2021

Pretty and relatively private sites

Cedarville State Forest is located in Charles Co., MD. It's near Waldorf which offers amenities that you might need. The campground is one loop with 27 mostly spacious sites. Some of the sites were not well tended and had tall grasses while others seemed better groomed. Most were level but some…

  • An unkept site.
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Month of VisitJuly
M J.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2021

Wonderful location in Shenandoah

More quiet than the Big Meadows area (less people for sure!). Simple campground, with all you need to experience a wonderful time in Shenandoah. In the more northern area of the park, and we found that with a Thursday-Sunday time frame there was so many less people. Bathrooms are simple, and no…

  • One of the Shenandoah Overlooks
  • B125, across to bathroom
  • Bathrooms, spot across
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SiteB125
Month of VisitJuly
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Our New Homebase

We have lived in northern Virginia for over 30 years and never been to this campground until this month! Very nice campground with friendly staff and friendly campground hosts. Sites are comfortably sized and provide privacy as well as allow socializing. Restrooms are extremely clean and the…

Site42
Month of VisitJune
Sonyia W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2021

Good home base for exploring DC

We stayed on the big loop on site 48. Unfortunately there wasn’t anything on ReserveAmerica specifying the water situation, so when we arrived we found that we didn’t have water hook up. I’m attaching a photo of the color map I got at checkout which specifies which sites have water.

Bath house…

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Site48
Month of VisitJuly
PThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2021

Safe and Quiet

The porta potty’s were in rough shape, however the site was clear of trash and I felt safe while sleeping overnight.

Month of VisitJuly
J
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2021

Campground was ok

Campground was fair, nice flat sites, semi wooded. Grass wasnt cut anywhere around our site and camp hosts were not our favorite. Beach was absurdly busy.

Site0
Month of VisitJune
J
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2021

Perfect quick getaway

For tent camping I would suggests sites 30,33 or 35 these are tucked along the tree line. The bathroom facilities were the cleanest I have seen in a campground. Quiet time was observed and there are plenty of nice trails around for hiking and biking

Site33
Month of VisitJune
Yvonne B.
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2021

Clean, nice, our go to campground

When we want to go somewhere and not think about where, we go to Pohick.

Stay on the electric loop for better bathrooms.

Some sites are big and beautiful (56!) and others you'll barely have room for your tent. Stick to the outer loops and you should be fine.

Site56
Month of VisitSeptember
Yvonne B.
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2021

I'll go again just for the showers

We tent camped there with 2 other families memorial day weekend. It rained the entire time but we still had a blast.

The best review I can give us of the bathrooms. They're with staying again alone. Locking doors, individual stalls. Hot dog. Best camping showers I've ever had.

Only draw back is…

  • Showers. There's two shower sites.
  • Locking door!!
  • Site 71. 69 is a good buddy site
Site71
Month of VisitJune
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 31, 2021

Third visit, new site

This backcountry area truly is a hidden gem in the DC area. For those just learning to backpack or camp in dispersed or unmaintained areas, this is perfect. The hike in takes about 30-45 minutes from the parking lot that has a portable restroom. Site 2 is up on a hill, which we picked because it…

Site2
Month of VisitJune
Gary G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 26, 2021

Outstanding State Park!

With large, private sites this campground is perfect for camping!  We never heard from the neighbors and I don't believe our constant activity created a problem for them either.  The sites were made of crushed rock, very flat, and the RV sites included water, electricity, a picnic table, poles for…

  • Plenty of wildlife including deer, rabbits, snakes, and a multitude of lizards.  Not too buggy at all!
  • The Shenandoah River from a great view point in the park.
  • There are a couple of awesome fields that are very busy in the early morning and at dusk.
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SiteSite 11 in the RV section of the campground
Month of VisitJune
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 24, 2021

Great place for a quick getaway

We just got back from spending the weekend here. We chose to spend our weekend tent camping and could not have been happier with our decision. My daughter LOVED being able to walk all trails. We were a bit disappointed the boardwalk was closed (but we still loved walking the rest of the trails).…

SiteCampsite C18
Month of VisitJune
Darrel and Mary W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 24, 2021

Nice park

Nice quite park with plenty of space between camps.

Clean amenities. Pretty heavy rain that flooded some areas.

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Site5
Month of VisitJuly
NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 20, 2021

Great site - bring earplugs

This campsite is just a short walk from road access- perfect for hiking in. The site has a water pump available seasonally, a toilet, and trash bags provided. Easy access to the water and enough space for a large group. The only downside is how close it is to the train tracks so it can be pretty…

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Month of VisitJune
K
Reviewed May. 19, 2021

Great park

I have been here a few times with my family. We usually stay in site A because it’s not far from the camping store where the wood is. The wood is $6 and it is the honor system after hours. If you go to the camping store while it’s open you can pay for the wood with credit card. The bathrooms are…

Month of VisitJune

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