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Discover the best camping in Maryland

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Camping in Maryland

Choose your adventure from from 66 state parks to hiking historical landmarks.

Outdoor stays for every style

Find your new favorite spot.

For being relatively small, Maryland is a remarkably diverse state in terrain, climate, and culture. The Appalachians cut through the western side of the state, creating a mountainous and forested region. On the east side, the many tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay create wetlands and marshes. Washington DC is home to numerous National Parks packed with history. Wherever you come in, you'll have a variety of exploration options in the Old Line State. If you've got kids on your camping trip, you can't go wrong with a trip to Assateague State Park on Maryland's far east side. Lovingly dubbed "Pony Island" by Marylanders, this oceanfront park is home to wild horses. Few nature experiences can compare with seeing a 100-strong herd lazily trotting through the island fog! Take a canoe into Assateague's bayside waters to discover hidden inlets. In the northeast part of the state, you'll find Elk Neck State Park, excellent for overnight camping. The eastern side of this park features over 250 campsites and multiple cabins. Close proximity to both the Chesapeake Bay and Elk River provides access to fishing, boating, and swimming. If you're looking to challenge yourself with strenuous hikes, head into hilly western Maryland. The highest point in the state is Hoye-Crest, a summit on Backbone Mountain. If you're more into cross-country hiking, you can pick up the famous Appalachian Trail here as well. Maryland's section of the A.T. is 41 miles long and relatively flat; it takes about 4 days to complete.

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy

We have a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination at Hipcamp and are committed to helping our Host and Hipcamper community be inclusive.
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Hosting Standards

All Hosts should review and adhere to these standards around providing a positive Hipcamp experience, being a thoughtful neighbor, and serving as a responsible citizen.

Hipcamper Standards

All Hipcampers should review and adhere to these standards for safety, trip preparation, and respect in order to uphold Hipcamp’s most important value: “leave it better.”

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Recreate Responsibly

Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
  7. Build an inclusive outdoors
Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Dispose of waste properly
  5. Leave what you find
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors
National Weather Service

National Weather Service

We integrate with the National Weather Service to provide valuable fire advisories to Hosts and Hipcampers. Real-time Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watch Warnings help keep our community safe.
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