When explorers need to get out of the city and escape the suburbs, Washington DC is close to many gorgeous forests, natural parks, campsites that are perfect for summertime camping adventures! Here are 9 amazing spots for camping around Washington DC.
1. Cherry Hill Park
Cherry Hill is the closest campground to Washington DC. Cherry Hill offers many amenities for its campers including hot showers, a laundry facility and free WiFi. You can camp, bring your RV or rent out one of their cabins or cottages.
2. Burke Lake Park
Burke Lake offers a 218 acre lake perfect for fishing and boating. Campgrounds include hot showers, bath house, grills, picnic tables and other amenities, including a clubhouse and carousel.
3. Harper’s Ferry
An hour outside of Washington DC, Harper’s Ferry Campground offers beautiful location for camping. The campgrounds are right off the Potomac River and pontoon boats, fishing boats, water skiing and jet skis are allowed to give your camping a little water fun.
4. Greenbelt Park
Peaceful Greenbelt Park in suburban Maryland is a 174 site campground. Visitors enjoy nine miles of trails and hot showers at this urban oasis.
5. Greenbrier State Park
In the Appalachian Mountains in Maryland, Greenbrier State Park campgrounds surrounds a man-made fresh water lake and offers a variety of trails, picturesque views and a variety of wildlife.
6. Maple Tree Campground
Maple Tree offers twenty acres of a beautifully wooded campgrounds and beautiful treehouse accommodations, along with traditional campgrounds. Peaceful and quiet, Maple Tree offers a magical getaway.
7. Aquia Pines Camp Resort
Aquia Pines in Stafford offers RV park campsites, rustic and luxury cabins for campers. You can find beautiful views, kid-friendly activities and 20 acres of woods to explore.
8. Pohick Bay Regional Park
Pohick Bay offers 1,000 bayside acres to hike, camp, play and swim in Northern Virginia. There’s a network of trails to the waterfront and 150 shaded acres perfect for pitching a tent.
9. Patapsco Valley State Park
Patapsco Valley State Park is popular outdoors destination for Washingtonians. It offers more than 2,000 campsites and 120 camper cabins. There are hundreds of miles of trails, beautiful water features and activities.