Maryland RV parks and campgrounds run the gamut from mountainous RV sites in the Appalachian Mountains to seaside campsites on or near the sandy beaches bordering the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern edge of the state. Maryland also borders Washington D.C. and along with Virginia provides the best options for RV traveling to or from our nation’s capital. There are numerous protected lands to explore and vibrant cities like Baltimore to enchant history buffs and urban enthusiasts in your group.
Western Maryland’s RV parks are in or around the many state parks and protected areas that comprise this hilly and densely forested region of the state. Check out Herrington Manor State Park, Broadford Park, Garrett State Forest, and Deep Creek Lake State Park, which is open year-round and offers quiet lakeside recreation far from any major cities. A bit to the east of these locales are popular destinations like Casselman River Bridge State Park, New Germany State Park, and the occasionally crowded Rocky Gap State Park, where guests can relax on the sandy beach and explore the well-maintained hike and bike trails of the Appalachians near the border with Pennsylvania.
As you make your way further east you’ll arrive at Green Ridge State Forest, where the state of Maryland becomes constricted by its neighbors Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This vast tract of land is open for fishing and hunting, and offers a more-remote experience than many of the neighboring natural attractions along the Potomac River. Nearby Fort Frederick State Park welcomes visitors with rich history spanning three wars fought over the land the fort occupies.
As you continue towing the trailer east you’ll enter an area overrun by natural and historical attractions. Hagerstown and Frederick have RV parks scattered around them, and are within an easy drive from destinations like the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, South Mountain State Park, Washington Monument State Park, and Greenbrier State Park, which offers guests a sandy beach along a serene forest lake setting. Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park, both just outside of Thurmont, Maryland have plenty of nearby campgrounds and RV parks to choose from.
Northeastern Maryland’s RV parks and campgrounds are scattered around as evenly as the many state parks that dot this corner of the state. Hook up the motorhome or trailer and put on your hiking boots before visiting the likes of Susquehanna State Park, Elk Neck State Park and Forest, Rocks State Park, Gunpowder Falls State Park, or the remote Hart-Miller Island State Park. Southeastern Maryland’s RV resorts include those around the increasingly popular Assateague Island National Seashore, and nearby Pocomoke River State Park and Shad Landing State Park.
Updated November 14, 2016.