Exploring the nation’s capital by RV is the ultimate feat of urban campers.
The US capital is better known for its iconic monuments, moving memorials, and world-class museums, but campers might be surprised to find RV camping within easy reach of the White House and Capitol Hill. There’s no camping within the DC area itself, so you may need to cross state lines to enjoy RV camping near the capital. (Pro tip: If you need day parking for a small camper, try the oversized parking lot at Union Station.) The closest RV parks to Washington, DC lie on the Maryland side, where you’ll find camping spots and RV resorts with full hookups, free wifi, and a mix of back-in and pull-through campsites. Plus, nearby Greenbelt Park has a metro link to DC for easy sightseeing. Over on the Virginia side, Bull Run Regional Park has space for big rigs, plus hiking trails, a water park, and 50-amp hookups, while Lake Fairfax Park is a family-friendly option with biking tracks and a skate park.