This state is famous for both its history and crab cakes. Admitted to the union in 1788, Maryland has plenty of activities for RVers to enjoy from the coast to the heart of the nation’s capital. Let’s look at the top five RV parks, grounds and sites for Maryland, the Old Line State in George Washington’s book.
Jellystone Park: Hagerstown
Jellystone Parks are perfect for loads of amenities and family friendly fun. Many RVers will instantly recognize the Jellystone brand of chain campgrounds for their excellent amenities and Jellystone Park Maryland lives up to the hype. You have your choice of economy, standard or preferred sites with all sites coming with electric, water and sewer hookups. There are also choices of fire pits, grills, picnic tables, cable and Wi-Fi access. Every site has access to the camp store, laundry and bath facilities.
There’s plenty to do even if you don’t leave the park with playgrounds, an outdoor theater, dog park, arcade and of course a large waterpark complete with a giant slide. Other features include laser tag, mini golf, even a zip line. Antietam Creek and Devil’s Backbone Park are right next door for some outdoor fun or the Boonsborough Museum of History for history buffs.
Tuckahoe State Park: Queen Anne
If you want to find some serenity in the Maryland countryside then Tuckahoe State Park is the place for you. You aren’t going to get the most luxurious of amenities but they do provide electric hookups, fire pit and picnic table at each site with potable water taps and dump stations freely available throughout the park. There is also a centrally located bathhouse in the park.
You won’t be in your RV much to languish the basic amenities as Tuckahoe provides plenty of action. You can boat, canoe, fish and kayak at the 60-acre lake or just sit on the shore and look to spot the wildlife that inhabits the park such as beavers, ospreys, great blue herons, bald eagles and more. 500 acres of the park is devoted to the Adkins Arboretum for some untouched land hiking. The park is loaded with other trails for hiking, biking and even horseback exploration.
Cunningham Falls State Park: Thurmont
You get a two for one deal when you stay in the Thurmont area in central Maryland. Cunningham Falls State Park is one of our better bets for the area that won’t force you to dry camp. They offer 33 sites with electric hookups with water sources and dump stations around the camp site. There’s also a camp store and several bathhouses throughout the park grounds.
We say two for one because not only do you get to experience the trails and sights of Cunningham Falls State Park but you also have Catoctin Mountain Park right above you as well. Between the two parks you have miles of trails for hiking, biking, and exploring and even some tough climbs for the experienced rock climber. Try heading to Cunningham and Catoctin during the winter months for some excellent cross-country skiing opportunities.
Cherry Hill Park: College Park
It’s tough to stay in Washington DC in an RV, but Cherry Hill Park will get you right on the front door of the nation’s capital. Cherry Hill Park is a large RV site with plenty of amenities. You have full water, sewer and electric hookups at your site to go along with the park’s highly rated shower and laundry facilities. Cherry Hill also offers firewood and propane refill. Hungry? There’s a café on site that offers up delicious Maryland-style crab cakes.
As we said before, the best reason to stay at Cherry Hill is its proximity to all of the history of Washington DC. You can hop on the Metro right outside of the park to get you into the heart of DC where you can go see everything from the Lincoln Memorial to the Smithsonian. Cherry Hill Park offers help in pointing out attractions that may interest you.
Castaways RV Resort & Campground: Berlin
You know a resort is going to be good with 10s across the board from the Good Sam RV Club. All RV sites at Castaways RV Resort come equipped with electrical, water and sewer hookups, along with cable, Wi-Fi access, fire pit and a picnic table. Those 10s come into play at Castaway’s spacious and clean shower and laundry facilities. There’s also a dog run, fitness center, café, teen center and equipment rentals, just to name a few of the amenities.
Nearby is the lovely Assateague National Seashore and Sinepuxent Bay that offer jet skiing, fishing, or just relaxing on the beach. If you need anything for your trip or would like to spend some time shopping or dining out, Ocean City is right around the corner.
Maryland may be a small state, but there’s so much to do here and so much history in your wake, you’ll never be bored RVing here.