RV Camping - All The Comforts Away From Home
RV camping locations can be found throughout Maryland. From ocean shores and historic parks, to remote mountain locations, there is a great RV camping location waiting for you.
Thousands of campsites are available for RV camping at public campgrounds throughout Maryland. The following list of is only an example of the available public campgrounds available in Maryland.
Assateague State Park is Maryland's only ocean park. Two miles of ocean beaches, camping, swimming, beachcombing, sunbathing, surfing and fishing are available. The island's bay side offers canoeing and kayaking with great wildlife viewing opportunities. The Assateague wild ponies and sika deer inhabit the area.
Over 60 campsites are available with 30 having power hookups for RVs. Hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, playground and more await you at Martinak State Park. Don't forget to visit the nature center.
Over 16,000 acres in 8 separate developed areas are available for varied recreation including camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing, horseback and mountain bike trails await you at Patapsco Valley State Park.
Some of Maryland's best scenery can found at Swallow Falls State Park. This mountain park offers hiking, biking, boating, fishing, fire rings, and picnic tables. 66 wooded campsites, with only 3 having full RV hookups.
The National Park Service offers Catoctin Mountain Park. Activities for the whole family including fishing, hiking, rock climbing, and horse trails. Limited length RV spaces.
Cedarville State Forest offers over 3500 acres with activities for the whole family including fishing, hiking, biking, and horse trails.
USFS (US Forest Service) - Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.
NPS (National Park Service) - General information about RV camping and campgrounds in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.
USACE/COE (US Army Corp of Engineers) - USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding USACE lakes, RV camping possibilities, and rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.
Here's a list of places to consider when looking for a free overnight RV camping or parking location in Maryland. We always recommend asking for overnight RV parking permission when looking for a free spot to spend the night. The smaller your RV, the better chances you will have finding places to stay if you choose not to ask permission. If you don't ask permission, you end up "sneaking" into places and hoping nobody bothers you or issues you a trespassing ticket before you move on.
Be smart and Be Safe...Ask Permission.
As you can see, there are a lot of free RV camping and parking possibilities in Maryland. If you are not asking permission, it's best to keep a very low profile. If your RV has slide outs, jacks and TV antennas, don't use them so as not to draw attention to yourself. Consider your surroundings carefully and if you feel uncomfortable with the area, move somewhere else.