D.C. October 10, 2016
by Maura 7 Rustic Spots Around Washington DC That Are Extraordinary For Camping
The crisp chill of fall brings out the adventurer in so many of us. If you’re dreaming of campfires, fall foliage, and rustic weekend getaways, there are plenty of places around DC that will satisfy your camping dreams! Whether you love cabins or campsites, lakes or mountains, there is a perfect rustic camping destination close to DC for you!
1. Greenbelt Park
If you are looking for a camp site nearby, visit Greenbelt Park which has 174 wooded campsites, picnic areas and miles of hiking trails.
2. Matthews Arm Campground
Matthews Arm is part of Shenandoah National Park. Right off Skyline Drive at mile marker 22, its the closest campground to DC. There are miles of excellent hiking trails and it’s close to the beautiful Overall Run Falls waterfall.
3. Red Creek Campground
Lose yourself in the beautiful West Virginia woods at Red Creek Campground. The rocky scenery and beautiful views of the area will bring out the nature lover in everyone.
4. Bull Run Park
Just across from the Manassas National Battlefield Park, Bull Run has 41 campsites that are surrounded by hiking trails, beautiful views, and Civil War history.
5. Burke Lake Park
Burke Lake has something for everyone with its 100 wooded camping sites, grills, picnic tables, carousels, volleyball courts and mini golf course. The highlight of the area though is the gorgeous 218 acre Burke Lake, perfect for fishing and boating.
6. Frontier Town
Frontier Town is Maryland’s premier camping resort. It has 500 campsites, RV hook ups, cabins, restaurants and a wild west theatrical show that campers of all ages enjoy!
7. Westmoreland State Park
Westmoreland is the perfect spot for a rustic weekend. You can choose from fully stocked cabins or camping sites. Spend your weekend fishing on the pier, boating on the lake and exploring the hiking trails.
If you don’t like tents but love being outdoors, have a look at these
cozy cabins that are perfect for a fall getaway near Washington DC!
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