Hipcamp host Rick S.,
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First and foremost we are a Scout Camp. We are the only Scout Camp located on the Chesapeake Bay and have been open in this location since 1923. We are located only a few minutes from I-95 but offer a bit of seclusion from the hustle of the world. Our rolling hills give great opportunities to hike or mountain bike and our 2 beaches give great access to the bay for boating

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First and foremost we are a Scout Camp. We are the only Scout Camp located on the Chesapeake Bay and have been open in this location since 1923. We are located only a few minutes from I-95 but offer a bit of seclusion from the hustle of the world. Our rolling hills give great opportunities to hike or mountain bike and our 2 beaches give great access to the bay for boating and fishing.

Some days at camp are quiet and private, on others you will hear the laughter of Scouts and see them going about their programs.  Every day here at camp is unique and memorable.

Campsites are assigned based on availability.  If you have a specific request, let us know and we will accommodate if possible.

Campsite area
Bring your own
5 sites
Up to 20 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Rick a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 91%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

We have miles of trails available for mountain biking.

Boating

We have an optimal spot for boating on the Chesapeake Bay. Launch a canoe or kayak from our beach. Larger boats can be launch...Read more

Fishing

You can fish from our shoreline or use your boat to access world class fishing nearby.

Hiking

Our rolling hills contain miles of trails and connect to the Elk Neck State Park trail system.

Paddling

You can launch your canoe or kayak from our beaches.

Wildlife watching

Be it birds or turtles or even woodland mammals, our forests abound with life.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Chesapeake Bay Getaway in Maryland.

Beach

Our mile of shoreline is bookended by 2 beaches.

Forest

We have over 900 acres of rolling woodland hills.

River, stream, or creek

We have 1 mile of Chesapeake Bay shoreline.

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Hipcamper Kathryn
Kathryn S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
August 8th, 2020

Everything was great!

Hipcamper Arthur

Awesome site! highly recommend!

Arthur S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 17th, 2020

I would highly recommend Rick's site to anyone looking to camp near the Chesapeake Bay. The land was beautiful, the park ranger was very helpful, and everything was easily accessible. We rented kayaks and went out into the bay. We made a nice fire and enjoyed our time. We look forward to our next stay on Rick's land.

Arthur

Hipcamper Isabel

Amazing site but a lot of spiders

Isabel B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 23rd, 2020

We stayed at the Windy Spot site (#2 on the map). We had a beautiful view overlooking the bay. An eagle’s nest was perched in the trees above us so we were able to witness a few flying in from the bay! The dirt road leading to the campsite is very rocky with a lot of holes. My car sits very low to the ground so it was a little nerve-racking. I recommend driving a car that sits a little higher up from the ground if you have the option! The only major downside of the campsite was the spiders. The daddy longlegs were a bit relentless, climbing all over our stuff and the top of our tent. If you’re afraid of spiders, I would not recommend this campsite, even with the beautiful view it offers. Also, there is a public restroom on site that was reasonably clean except for the multitude of spiders hanging out on the doors! The beach is accessible near campsite #1. It’s not for swimming and not really for hanging out either but it’s pretty.
Rick was extremely helpful and courteous in assisting us with finding the location of the site. We didn’t know we had to check in with the caretakers on site when we arrived so make sure you go to the Bridgehouse when you first arrive to check in (otherwise they’ll come find and won’t be too happy). Overall, great site but too many spiders!

Hipcamper Kate

Absolutely stunning campsite!

Kate A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 23rd, 2020

We had an amazing weekend at this campsite. It is a boy scout camp, but since they are not as fully booked as usual due to COVID, they rent several sites to the public. We had an enormous site (you could probably pitch 10 tents there) with a view of the bay, picnic shelter with electricity and four tables, and a nice, clean, modern bathroom nearby. A 5-10 minute walk took us to a virtually private beach with a picnic table where we spent all day floating on the Chesapeake. The sunset was gorgeous and the rangers were helpful and attentive. We hope to go back again soon.

Just one note that to find the entrance, it worked better for us to type "Rodney Scout Camp" into Google maps rather than the GPE coordinates found in the directions.

The beach Campsite with a great view!Huge area for tentsView from the campsite
Hipcamper Arthur

Great site! scenic and quiet!

Arthur S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
August 24th, 2020

We loved staying at Rick's site. The location is beautiful and easy to access and the staff are very accommodating. I would highly recommend this site to anyone looking to camp in Maryland. We look forward to our next visit!

Hipcamper Bruce
Bruce C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
October 19th, 2020

I would certainly recommend this campground. Very scenic and private.

Hipcamper Bruce
Bruce C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
November 9th, 2020

Very nice campsite, quiet and private.

Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 9th, 2020

Rick was so helpful and the place was absolutely breathtaking!!!

Hipcamper Alison

Beautiful view

Alison D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
November 19th, 2020

Beautiful view, large private site, pavilion and latrines, right on the water. Unbelievable sunset!

Property
Rick S.’s Land
State
Maryland
Country
United States
$50/night
5 Sites