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Camping in Washington, DC

Well kept city parks and nearby state parks make D.C. the ideal urban environment for getting outdoors.

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Cross Creek Farm
4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · VirginiaOriginally part of Blake Farm, built in the 1930's. Blake Farm was subdivided into 5 acres...
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Catoctin Quaker Camp
9 sites · Lodging385 acres · MarylandCatoctin Quaker Camp was established in 1958 and its 385 acres are mostly forests. There is a...
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Big Dipper Ranch camping - glamping
4 sites · Lodging23 acres · Etlan, VirginiaWelcome to the Big Dipper Ranch, where glamping in style and stargazing come easy! My wife and I...
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Our 1850 log cabin will eventually be restored for guest accommodations.
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Watercress Inn at Landon Farm
6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents120 acres · VirginiaWelcome to our small Farm and Inn, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in...
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Rose B.’s Land
4 sites · Tents45 acres · Winchester, Virginia
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Buffalo Gap Retreat and Camp
24 sites · Tents70 acres · Capon Bridge, West VirginiaLocated in the foothills of the Potomac Highlands, Buffalo Gap is a 1950s era former Mountain...
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Upstream view from South site. Dock currently unavailable.
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Stoney Creek Campground
5 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Great Cacapon, West VirginiaEnjoy one of our four large, beautiful sites with friends or family. The South, North and Rocks...
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Billyville in Bells Crossroads
7 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Louisa, Virginia Billyville is not just a state of mind, it is a place to camp, play, and relax. Located in...
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Site 2 with 29 foot airstream camper and a large tent, and all the other camping gear for a comfy visit.
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Rendezvous Farm
5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents16 acres · Basye, VirginiaThis raw forested land bordering George Washington National Forest on two sides was purchased in...
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Trailer fit!
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Grouseland Hospitality
4 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Clearville, PennsylvaniaWe have 4 sites ready for you here at Grouseland! Please read their descriptions and book the one...
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We'll start your fire! Plus, we'll even bring the s'mores. One of our campfire spots along Sweet Root Creek.
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River Mountain Glamping Retreat
5 sites · Lodging150 acres · Everett, PennsylvaniaWe love our guests and their comfort, safety, satisfaction is our top priority! We are happy to...
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Dj Duncan's Piece of Heaven
4 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Robesonia, PennsylvaniaWe are an active dairy farm in the rolling hills of Berks County, Pennsylvania. We take awesome...
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Washington, D.C is one of the most-visited spots in the United States. It’s packed with iconic sights, from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House. Whether you’re coming alone or with a group, camping is a great way to see the nation’s capital.

You won’t find any tent or RV sites within the city. Instead, look to the green spaces in Maryland and Virginia. For primitive tent camping, try Robert C. McDonell Campground. Bull Run Regional Park offers cabins, tent sites, and sites with full hookups.

Just 12 miles from downtown, Greenbelt Park welcomes tents and RVs in 174 sites. With its wooded landscape and 9 miles of hiking trails, this park is the perfect place to relax. It’s run by the National Park Service, so you can reserve sites online.

RV travelers should head for Pohick Bay Regional Park. At this Potomac River spot, you’ll find 100 sites with 30-amp hookups. The park also offers tent sites and comfortable cabins. The onsite lake provides swimming and boating during the warmer months. Within an hour of the city, you can also find year-round private campgrounds with Wi-Fi and other amenities.

Once you’re settled in, there’s plenty to explore in the D.C. area. Explore 1,700-acre Rock Creek Park by bike or on horseback. Rent a kayak at Georgetown Waterfront Park and paddle the Potomac or the Tidal Basin. Feel like running? The Mount Vernon Trail offers great views of the D.C. skyline.

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