Brittany N.
Baltimofe, MD
Joined March 2017
Secluded, Primitive Sites

This state park has everything from loop camping where you're only several feet from future friends, to secluded wooded camping, to waterfront camping, to RV posts- take your pick! Green Ridge does not accept reservations, so take a look at the map ahead of time and be sure to check in at the office before heading to a site to be sure it's available.

We've snagged several secluded spots where your nearest neighbor is about 3/4 mile away, but our all- time favorite is site #66 (pictured). All sites are near excellent hiking, and there's a small town nearby that offers rental canoes and boasts a biker bar with ridiculously good breakfast sandwiches!

Best Beach Camping in Maryland

Wild horses, wide, clean stretches of beach, safe surroundings, close to town. This is the best beach camping in all of Maryland. Pros:

  • the beach is wide with plenty of room to stretch out and is much cleaner than that of OC and surrounding beach areas
  • the wild horses walk right up to your site!
  • almost glamping- water pumps, outhouses, showers on each loop- much appreciated after days of sand, sun, and sweat
  • pet friendly
  • fire rings at each site, bonfires on the beach


  • it's expensive! Sites average $30 per night AND each car is $20 to enter the park
  • reservations are practically mandatory- they book fast with little vacancy
  • this is a barrier island- mosquitos are legit. Bring bug spray with DEET. You should also expect little protection from the sun, so a canopy shelter may be helpful
  • lack of privacy- each site is only several feet from the next. Take a look at the map and book large group sites or several in a loop together for friends