- Maximum occupancy per site: 2 vehicles, 6 people
- Check-in time: 3 p.m. Check-out time: 12 p.m.
- Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Alcoholic beverages: Prohibited. Check with the park whether having alcohol inside an RV is permitted.
- Generator use: Prohibited during quiet hours.
- Campfires: Allowed in designated rings or pits, following local advisories.
- Drone use: You must contact the park manager before flying a drone in a state park.
7307 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, MD 21811
This is a bucket-list camping destination that requires advanced planning and reservations. RVers who make the effort are rewarded with the experience of beachfront camping on a 37-mile-long National Seashore barrier island on the Eastern shore. The natural beauty alone is a draw, but the famous herds of wild ponies who roam the island elevate Assateague to a truly magical state park.
Only 15 minutes from the tourist destination of Ocean City, this state park campground is well maintained and rustic, allowing campers to immerse themselves in the rugged beauty of the sand dunes, scrubland, and endless ocean views. Over 300 concrete-pad sites are available, many of which can accommodate big rigs. Only a limited number of sites have electric hookups, and these tend to get fully booked immediately, so be prepared for dry camping. Amenities include a swimming beach, bike path, playground, nature center, modern bathhouses, and excellent ranger programs. Reserve yourself a site and see why RVers return year after year to experience the magic of camping at Assateague State Park.
14039 Catoctin Hollow Road, Thurmont, MD 21788
Nestled in the Catoctin Mountains, this gem of a state park offers hiking, swimming, and beautiful waterfalls in a serene forest setting. Its trails range from half a mile to over seven miles, from flat and easy to rocky, steep, and challenging. The falls are easily accessible by a half-mile trail or day-access parking. Beautiful Hunting Creek Lake has a sandy swimming beach and boat rentals available in the summer. When the weather cools, Cunningham Falls is a favorite destination for leaf peeping.
There are two separate areas in the park. Houck Area has more than 100 campsites, some with electric hookups. It’s closest to the falls and the lake. Manor Area is a more intimate campground with around 30 sites, a few with electricity available. It’s located near educational sites, including an aviary with birds of prey and reptiles, and the Catoctin Iron Furnace, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Neither campground has any sites that fit RVs over 30 feet.
13070 Crouse Mill Road, Queen Anne, MD 21657
Located on the Eastern Shore, Tuckahoe State Park is well loved by day-trippers and campers for its abundance of outdoor recreation in a beautiful setting. Picnicking, biking, kayaking, fishing, swimming, hiking, archery, and bird-watching are just some of the activities enjoyed in the woods, wetlands, lake, river, and creeks in the park. Kids will have fun in the sprawling playground, ropes course, ranger programs, and the Adkins Arboretum’s beautiful displays of plants and flowers.
The campground offers over just over 30 electric sites that can accommodate RVs, spaciously arranged in a peaceful wooded setting. Some sites can fit RVs up to 40 feet. Well-maintained bathhouses, a dishwashing sink, potable water, and a dump station are available. Cell service is spotty, but if you don’t need a strong signal this is a peaceful, private base to tour the Chesapeake Bay area. Sweeping bay views are close by, and the charm, culture, and history of the state capital of Annapolis is a scenic 45-minute drive away.
Maryland state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping
Assateague State Park
Cedarville State Forest
Deep Creek Lake State Park
Elk Neck State Park
Fort Frederick State Park
Gambrill State Park
Hart-Miller Island State Park
Janes Island State Park
Martinak State Park
New Germany State Park
Patapsco Valley State Park
Pocomoke River State Forest
Pocomoke State Forest
Point Lookout State Park
Potomac-Garrett State Forest
Rocky Gap State Park
Smallwood State Park
Susquehanna State Park
Swallow Falls State Park
Tuckahoe State Park
For more information on Maryland state park campgrounds, visit dnr.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/default.aspx.