Lakeside camping in Maryland

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Strawberry Crossroads

57 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents46 acres · Pittsville, MD
Private retreat while still having access to hot showers and flushable toilets. . Stocked Catch and Release Fishing Lake. Volleyball, Basketball Court, and Wooded Trail. Primitive camp sites, Rv electrical hookups, to mini cabins there is a level to accommodate. All while only being 20 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
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HUNTER'S PARK BY DC

13 sites · RVs, Tents27 acres · Damascus, MD
The campground is situated in the wooded area on the back of 27 acre horse farm which is known as "The Stables at Mezza Luna." Every year in the spring there are 4-6 Thoroughbred foals born that eventually will become racehorses. They live on the farm until they are 2 years old and then they go off to begin their racing career. In the daytime, when you are not sitting around your campfire, you can walk the fence lines and visit with the Mares and Foals or just watch them frolic in the fields. Hint! "They love peppermints, carrots and apples." Who knows, you might get to meet a future Kentucky Derby winner. Nearby attractions include: Vineyard 61 (5 minutes) Stone Silo Brewery (5 Minutes) Leechwood Haunted Forest (5 Minutes) October weekends only There are also chickens, ducks and peacocks that are very anxious to receive your love and affection with any type of treat as well. Kids can even go in the chicken coop and pick out their very own egg they can cook for their breakfast. For the energetic campers and kids there are also lots of trails that you can walk or hike on and there is a small stream the kids can play in. There also is a playground with swings, monkey bars, seesaw and trampoline. Don't miss out out on this hidden gem just minutes from our nation's capital.
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Beespoke Farms

1 site · Lodging25 acres · Sabillasville, MD
We are a 25 acre, regenerative farm creating natural products through organic processes. We care for chickens, geese, ducks, cows, alpacas, goats, sheep, dogs, and cats! We have a small pond for great fishing, and lots of nature to explore! Sat in the middle of the Catoctin Mountains, our farm has beautiful mountain top views. The accommodations include 1-2 A frames, beds and bedding for rent as needed, access to electricity and Wi-Fi, an outhouse, and access to fresh water. No heating.
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Charity’s Hope Family Farm Resort

16 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Port Tobacco Village, MD
Enjoy the perfect retreat for families, couples or anyone looking for rest and relaxation among a quiet, breath-taking location. This revived historic farmland is an icon in the area. Located just 30 miles outside of Washington DC, features a grand Victorian home on 20-acres w/ modern amenities. This small “farm resort” features pasture areas with alpacas, mini-cows, horses, goats, pigs, ducks, chicks, bunnies, barns, a private pond for fishing, and more. Come experience it yourself. We have an amazing list of free and paid amenities and attractions including go kart, golf cart, kayak, inflatable pontoon, golf simulator, fishing, hiking, farm tours, 20-foot inflatable outdoor movie screen and projector, Bluetooth speakers, pool toys, basketball hoop, kick ball, cabanas, giant checkers, small moonbounce, board games, and much much more. Ask our hosts for our onsite Amenities and Attraction List.
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Views of woods, pond, and sunrise

2 sites · RVs, Tents139 acres · Westminster, MD
Welcome to our fifth generation, mini-valley, woodland, and rolling hills. Empty Cupboard Farm has been family owned since 1918. It is presently planted in soy and corn. Wildlife abounds, including deer, small mammals, and geese. Bald eagles and Heron even take a pond dip periodically. Woodland trails are accessible and new tree plantings can be observed. We welcome RVs under 30'. It will be too hilly for anything longer. (Be aware: inclement weather is not your friend here if your vehicle can't handle potentially slippery conditions.) Enjoy the following activities: Mountain biking, pedal onlyPond fishing. (Sorry, no swimming in the pond; but an "An open to the public", private pool is 13 miles/20min. As is the Y. ) Lawn games and a fire pit are available. So are the stars at night; cloud permitting. Consider the free star gazing app, SkyView Lite, even in the day and under clouds. Stunning sunsets at the "Red Door," our entrance. Historical towns within 10 miles any direction are reached over rolling countryside. Gettysburg is less than 20 miles. Baltimore is less than an hours ride by open highway. Blue Ridge mountains 18 miles. Taneytown, 1836, has an extraordinary antique store that is a delight to browse; as well as fine dining, drive through, an open air beer garden and close by grocery stores. Homemade ice cream is found at Baugher's and Hoffmans in Westminster. Baugher's Orchard has pick your own. Additional things to see: Boating in Carroll County Maryland Local wineries Ski Liberty Carroll is a full service county whatever your needs. Check out carrollcountytourism.org to learn more. No lions, tigers, and Oh my! However, be aware that small critters may try to steal your food. No recent bear sightings. Geese have been visiting recently. All hunting rights are reserved for long term clientele; therefore, hiking on the farm may be curtailed if they are present. If stargazing; ask us to turn off the pole light.
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Hawkwood Farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents91 acres · Myersville, MD
Hawkwood Farm is a historic property in the Catoctin Mountains. The house dates back to 1803. At that time, it is documented that there was a blacksmith shop on the property. There is a functioning blacksmith shop today, as well as an expansive wood working shop. A ;band of rhyolite runs through the property that was used by Native Americans for spear points dating back to the paleolithic period. Presently, we strive to live as sustainably and as closely to nature as possible, being good stewards of the land that we are blessed to call home. If you are looking for lots of open space with a sensational view of the sky then this is the place for you! This site is great for viewing all kinds of celestial events. You will also have access to the rest of what Hawkwood Farm offers including forest trails and an array of wildlife. Pitch a tent, or sleep literally under the stars. ;We are abiding by social distancing procedures, so our contact will be limited at this time. You may be visited by our good natured Labrador Sawdust and our sweet Great Pyrenees Ivory. We are asking that people take their trash with them.
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Secluded Acres

30 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · Townsend, DE
Looking for a secluded place to get away from the city or town. Look at the stars and listen to the frogs or owls hooting in the distance. Deer and turkeys come by. Secluded property with forest and pond for fishing. Dog lot available for use. Located midway between Wilmington and Dover. Easy commute to Bally's Dover Casino Resort and Dover Motor Speedway. Water available to fill your tanks and limited electric.
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Korgemae Farm

2 sites · RVs160 acres · Gapland, MD
Peace & privacy on a 160-acre historic farm! Minutes from Harpers Ferry, Antietam, C&O Canal and more. Nestled in a narrow valley between Elk Ridge and South Mountain, we offer mountain sunrises and starlit skies. Walk out to the fishing pond, or follow the trails around the pastures to meet our friendly animals.
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Willow Hollow Glamping

5 sites · Lodging144 acres · Flintstone, MD
Welcome to our beautiful 144 acre farm! It’s quiet and peaceful here. We have several miles of groomed hiking trails and a stocked fishing pond. Tents are drive in access away from the house. There are 4 tents total, but they are all far apart for your privacy. Observe the abundant wildlife or sit and watch some of the many farm animals. Located between two state parks. Each tent has it's own toilet tent and a solar camp shower. We have a coffee station on the front porch of the house in the mornings. There's axe throwing and two boats available for use. Tents are ideally set up for 2 adults (queen sized bed), but families are very welcome! You can bring air mattresses or sleeping bags for kids.
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CLOUD NINE VICTORIAN FARM

3 sites · Lodging4 acres · Smithsburg, MD
BEST OF HIPCAMP AWARD WINNER 2022, 2021, 2019 Spectacular Setting 360 Views Mts- Orchards- Dairy Farms 1890 Hands on Living Farm Museum -5G Wifi - Games, Arts and Crafts, Flowers&Trees, Gardens&Meadows, Animals, Great Area w everything Old Farm and Kitchen Implements and skills to learn about our American Heritage, Hand on. Beautiful Big Barn w Kitchen area, Arts and Crafts and workshop , Huge Shade Trees, Upscale Chic washroom/bathroom area -Feed the Chickens, Gather their colored eggs- Activities and Games-Tree Swings-Horseshoes-Basketball-Checkers-Cards- Living Farmstead Museum, Hands on- Old Tools and Ways -Gardening-Birdwatching- PYO Flowers,Herbs, Veggies -Great Fire Pit, Cast Iron Skillets, Tools and Grates provided -Learn about Agriculture and times on a 1890 American Farm - Local Orchards, Creameries,Mennonite Feed and dry goods stores MICROWAVE - HOTPLATE TOASTER ,FIREPITS, Big Webber Charcoal grill ***FIREWOOD BUNDLES AT FARM/ONLINE IN EXTRAS AREA*** Fresh organic produce, homemade canned goods and organic,non gmo eggs available , gratis morning hot beverage bar Victorian Summer Kitchen Curiosity, circa 1890, is located on small, organic Cloud Nine Farm among the beautiful Orchard, Dairy and Mennonite country of Western Maryland. Glorious sunrises over the Catoctin Mts and a great 360 vista of the surrounding Farmlands and Orchards. Close to the Appalachian trail and several State Parks, great biking . Awesome area. We DO have good Wifi in all buildings THIS IS REAL FARM COUNTRY (sights, sounds and smells) Fresh local produce available either on our Farm or at innumerable Orchard stands throughout the year. This includes milk and ice cream :) , Apples, Peaches, Plums, Cherries, Strawberries, and all types of veggies and meats. The summer kitchen and its loft are outfitted as they would have been in the Victorian times, with implements for cooking, canning, candle making, herb and plant processing, braided rug making. etc. Object being to perk your curiosity and to reflect on another time in history, when practically every farm and homestead were self sufficient. Also, part of the stable is set up as a eating area, and the barn and hayloft as a hands on Farm museum to explore. Old fashioned games and rope swings and Arts and Crafts for additional fun. Built in 1890, In the Victorian period, Cloud NIne still cherishes and honors the lifestyle and hard work of those who built and farmed her.
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Dry RV Pad - 55min from DC - 30amp

1 site · RV3 acres · Huntingtown, MD
Parking area clearly marked. Back RV in to the square box pad.***Natural features you'll find near the Dry RV Pad ***55min from DC in Maryland50min from Annapolis Less than an hour to the National Harbor, fine dining, entertainment and the MGM Casino.15min to Breezy Point Beach (may have fee)20min to North Beach Boardwalk & Rod'n Reel Casino and Water Park
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Deer haven campsites

3 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Myersville, MD
Learn more about this land:You can set up your campsite then Bike, hike, or visit several lakes and falls within 6 miles. Lots of mountain and back roads! Never ending things to do and see nearby Camp David, Cunningham Falls and Greenbrier State Parks just to name a few. Check a map and search the area. Several sites are available!
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Lakeside camping in Maryland guide

Overview

Although none of Maryland's lakes are natural, more than 100 man-made lakes and reservoirs can be found in the state between the Eastern Shore and the western Allegheny Mountains, along with many public and private options for lake camping. Find the largest lake at Deep Creek Lake State Park, which offers year-round activities that span hiking, biking, boating, fishing, leaf peeping, and skiing, or chase waterfalls and play in Hunting Creek Lake at Cunningham Falls State Park. Rocky Gap State Park is a top pick for boating and fishing, while many campers hike the Appalachian Trail and fish the stocked lake at Greenbrier State Park. Public lake camping options in Maryland are varied and include tent sites, RV campsites with full hookups , cabin rentals, and yurts, while private options offer more variety with all of the above plus glamping sites, treehouses, and cottages with modern amenities.

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