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Old 01-21-2015, 07:07 PM   #1
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nice campgrounds near Washington DC July 4th

Looking for nice campgrounds near DC for July 4 week. It appears that Maryland State Parks don't offer RV sites. We usually try and stay in state parks because we prefer open campgrounds with parks around them.

Will be visiting family in Silver Spring, but distance to DC is probably key. Would prefer to not be more than 1 hour drive out.

Appreciate any suggestions, and if you can post a link that would be awesome.

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Old 01-21-2015, 07:13 PM   #2
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plenty of Md state parks have good size sites. Some have electric. Most have water available, but not on site
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:30 PM   #3
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A bunch listed in this thread:
Dc Baltimore area campgrounds

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See if this helps:
Camping Near Washington, DC

I try to cover the main places that you might use.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:02 PM   #5
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plenty of Md state parks have good size sites. Some have electric. Most have water available, but not on site
That is the problem. Looking for full hook up sites.
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:13 PM   #6
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Cherry Hill is supposed to be pretty nice. My son and his wife live in Silver Spring and that is where we plan to stay next time we visit. They have a nice web site. Cherry Hill Park is the Closest Campground to Washington, DC :|: Cherry Hill Park The only thing that bothers me is driving around the Belt Way. yuch! Definitely avoid rush hour traffic if there is any such time.
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Cherry Hill is supposed to be pretty nice. My son and his wife live in Silver Spring and that is where we plan to stay next time we vist. They have a nice web site. Cherry Hill Park is the Closest Campground to Washington, DC :|: Cherry Hill Park The only thing that bothers me is driving around the Belt Way. yuch! Definitely avoid rush hour traffic if there is any such time.
We stayed there a couple years ago. Its a very nice place and if I remember it wasn't far from a metro station.
I'd definitely stay there again.
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We always stay at the Fort Meade Military RV park but if you're not eligible I would suggest finding an RV park near a train station. We park our vehicle at the train station and take the tourist trams around DC. I think a team ticket is about $20 per person but you don't have to find a place to park, the trams run every half hour and make the rounds of all the attractions. Also once downtown you get a metro pass and ride the very nice Subway.
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We always stay at the Fort Meade Military RV park but if you're not eligible I would suggest finding an RV park near a train station.
Can a veteran stay at a military reservation RV park or do you have to be current military or retired?
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You have to be Retired military or 100% disabled to stay at military parks.
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