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Fiddlers Green Farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents107 acres · Taneytown, MD
This historic piece of preserved farmland has been in our family for 5 generations. The property is just over 100 acres with about half in forest conservation. We have two streams that join one another and create an amazing habitat for all kinds of wildlife. Our farm has always been a fun and healing place for our friends and family to gather. We love sharing the peaceful seclusion here with folks who enjoy and respect nature. We are a certified organic farm and we're in the early stages of transforming it to a fully regenerative, permaculture operation. We grow hemp, medicinal herbs, small grains as well as keep bees and a small tribe of goats. When you come here you are experiencing the rebirth of farming in this country while getting to connect with the natural world.  We'd love to have you! 
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Creekside Orchard

4 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Street, MD
Welcome to creek-side camping on our picturesque 16 acre farm. Each site has access to Broad Creek and complementary unlimited firewood. Enjoy the sound of the water as you relax creek-side, or even take a dip to cool off! Stroll through the wildflower meadow, bird watch, pick wild raspberries and enjoy views of our orchards. Eggs from our backyard chickens are available for sale. Local places to visit include: Susquehanna State park, Rocks State Park and Eden Mill Nature Center. Local breweries Falling Branch and Slate Farm are both within 5 miles and are a must visit. Local places to visit include: Susquehanna State park, Rocks State Park and Eden Mill Nature Center. Local breweries Falling Branch and Slate Farm are both within 5 miles and are a must visit. A few ground rules: -Dogs are permitted if they are friendly and are trained well enough to listen and stay at your site. We have a large fenced in area for dogs to run around and play if they cannot be off leash. -This is a place for relaxation and reflection by the creek. No loud groups or partying allowed. -This is a pack it in, pack it out site. This includes food waste, dog waste, and any garbage produced. Please respect that :) -There is no fishing, kayaking or boating. Go for a swim and float, no prob! But please float in the vicinity of your camp, so as not to disturb other campers. You can enjoy the following on our sites: - Free, unlimited wood for your campfires. Each site comes with a fire ring. - Seating arrangements (picnic table, wrought iron loungers and chairs and wood benches). - Charming outhouse situated over a septic certified holding tank with toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
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Duck Neck Campground

9 sites · RVs90 acres · Chestertown, MD
🦆 Experience the Ultimate Overnight RV Camping Adventure at Duck Neck Campground! 🌳 Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature at Duck Neck Campground, nestled in the heart of Chestertown. Our stunning RV camping experience is perfect for nature lovers, families, and adventurers seeking a tranquil and unforgettable getaway. 🌟 Unbeatable Location: Located just minutes away from Chestertown, our campground is strategically positioned to offer you the best of both worlds: the serenity of nature and the convenience of urban amenities. With easy access to the charming town, you can explore local attractions, shops, and restaurants at your leisure. 🏞️ Nature's Paradise: Picture yourself surrounded by majestic trees, vibrant wildflowers, and the peaceful sounds of chirping birds. At Duck Neck Campground, we take pride in our pristine natural environment. Relax under a starry sky, hike through our scenic paths, or enjoy a peaceful fishing or crabbing trip in the Chester River. Embrace the beauty of nature and create memories that will last a lifetime. 🚍 RV Camping Perfection: Whether you're a seasoned RV enthusiast or embarking on your first adventure, Duck Neck Campground has everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Our spacious RV sites offer full hookups, allowing you to relax and unwind in your home on wheels. We provide amenities such as clean showers, laundry facilities, and a well-stocked camp store for your convenience. 🎉 Fun for the Whole Family: At Duck Neck Campground, we believe in creating an unforgettable experience for every member of your family. Let your kids run wild in our playground and our brand new sports court while you gather around the fire pit for a cozy evening of storytelling. We also have a swimming pool to beat the summer heat. There's never a dull moment at Duck Neck Campground! 🌌 Overnight Adventure: Why limit your experience to a single day when you can extend the magic? Our overnight RV camping options allow you to immerse yourself in the beauty of Duck Neck Campground fully. Wake up to breathtaking sunrises, enjoy breakfast in nature, and take leisurely walks along our property. Unplug from the stress of everyday life and reconnect with what truly matters. 🌟 Book Your Stay Today: Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience overnight RV camping at Duck Neck Campground. Visit our website or give us a call to make your reservation and secure your slice of paradise. Our friendly staff is ready to assist you and ensure your stay is nothing short of extraordinary. 🦆 Duck Neck Campground in Chestertown awaits you. Discover nature's beauty, create lasting memories, and embark on the ultimate overnight RV camping adventure! 🌳
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Willet Family Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Westminster, MD
Named “Favorite Hipcamp Site in the State of Maryland" by OUTSIDE MAGAZINE in 2020! The tallest structure on our farm is the windmill, constructed in 1874, and it quickly became the logo for our farm because a windmill is something that harnesses power for a specific purpose. For many generations, the windmill harnessed the power of the wind to grind grain or pump water, but now in the 21st century, Willet Family Farm hopes to harness the power of the outdoors to benefit every guest that comes to visit. The Willet Farm survived many hardships including The Great Depression, the 1999 tornado that destroyed the barn, and cancer that claimed the life of family members too early. In 2006, The farm had to be sold outside of the family, but in an effort to honor past generations and preserve the heritage of what the farm stood for (faith, family and hard work), Jeremy and Kathleen Willet purchased the farm back in 2017. The 13 acre farm is perfectly located in the middle of over 200 acres of farmland owned by parents and cousins. Since that time, we have welcomed over 200 guests from 10 different states and 2 different countries! We raise free-range chickens, board horses and are a Renewable Energy Farm completely powered by the sun through a comprehensive solar design on our barn.
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11 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. 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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Maple Grove Farm

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Fallston, MD
Maple Grove farm is a twenty acre preserved livestock and hay farm in Harford County Maryland. It is home to sheep, alpaca, an old horse, chickens , dogs, and a cat or two. The world headquarters for Remsberg Inc Photo Studios is in the older farmhouse on the property and we lead photo safaris and workshops in Africa and England through the year. Our crack team of Border Collies are here to assist you with all your outdoor activity needs from frisbee tossing to ball throwing. Gather around the fire under the stars and listen to the sounds of sheep doing whatever it is sheep do with one of our loaner dogs at your feet and horses grazing in the sunset on the hill. When the weather is nice we occasional show movies by the barn drive in style and try to have one or two outdoor concerts each season. We are only three miles from W42 (Fallston Airport) if you are flying in. Nearby there are hiking trails and a swimming hole at Gunpowder Falls State Park one mile away. Boordy Vinyards down the road has a farmers market Thursdays and wine tastings other days or get homemade ice cream at Prigel Creamery just past it. Take your canoe up to Eden Mill or Bike on the Ma & Pa and NCR trails nearby.
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1850's Greenock Farm & New 4WD site

3 sites · RVs, Tents45 acres · Lothian, MD
Learn more about this land: 45 acre Historic farm, several sites to choose from depending on adventure wanderlust (including a 4WD drive site). Located on private gravel lane, approximately 1/2 mile off county road. Either corn or soybeans with a woods backdrop. Secluded and private, yet 25 minutes to downtown Annapolis, 10 minutes to the Bay, great for cycling, paddleboarding, kayaking all 10/15 minutes from farm. Lots of great waterfront restaurants close by as well. DC 45 minutes, Baltimore 1 hour. Have a couple of tent/RV sites depending on interest. For those with 4WD and an off-road camper/trailer/tent have a site down a small hill, travel along a logging road and camp by a small stream or a giant poplar. Suitable during dry conditions and not responsible for damage to vehicle or camper. Great spot for those who truly want to be in the woods off the beaten path, site takes about 5 minutes to reach due to low speed access.
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Conowingo Creek Campsite

1 site · Lodging23 acres · Peach Bottom, PA
Walking paths leading to the scenic Conowingo Creek make this private setting located in southern Lancaster County a perfect relaxing get away. A short walk will put you on the banks of ideal fishing or a refreshing dip in the beautiful waterway. Some experts claim that plopping a chair in the middle of the creek with a good book is the only way to go! Then, after an evening by the campfire and a cozy night of sleep, a short drive gives you access to the Susquehanna River where hiking and scenic overlooks abound. The area is surrounded by Amish farms and loads of country charm. Got an itch for a historic city experience? Lancaster city is a 30 minute drive north where the historic Lancaster Central Market is open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and surrounded by lots of quaint shopping. Recently added to Camp Conowingo Extras is the "Henry Hilton" which sleeps two and is an add-on for larger groups or anyone who wants to take in the view, sleeping closer to the stars. See photos in the listing and talk to Gini for details. We look forward to having you visit us.
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Stegan Farm

1 site · RV, Tent18 acres · Highland, MD
Our property is in Howard County, Maryland, and is super convenient to I-95, I-295, Hwy 32, and I-70. It is centrally located between Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, and Frederick, MD. We are located right off of Highway 32 down a long, private paved driveway. What makes our property unique is all that it has to offer--it's an 18 acre oasis with mature woods protected by a conservation deed, lightly rolling hills, beautiful fields, wetlands, and a pond. It is not surprising to see deer and our local great blue heron on the property throughout the day. There is also a fire pit, which you are free to use. Firewood is free.
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Maryland Health Society

21 sites · Lodging98 acres · Davidsonville, MD
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE SPRING! We are currently closed for the season. One of the oldest Clothing Optional Health Resort in the USA. We were established in 1934 and have been on the same property since 1936. We are 100% Non-Profit and 100% Volunteer. We are 45 min from Downtown Washington DC. Come out and leave all of your stress and worries behind. Like Us on Facebook Learn more about this land: We are the Maryland Health Society, one of the oldest clothing optional resorts and campgrounds in the USA.  Established in 1934, we are 100% not-for-profit and 100% volunteer run.  We have 98 secluded acres of wooded beauty, including cabins, RV sites with 50amp service, tent sites, swimming pool, clubhouse with kitchen and full restrooms, BBQ pit, 5 outdoor showers, 7 miles of hiking trails.  Bordering the Patuxent River, we are 10 minutes from Washington, DC. We host many large fundraising events every year. We are in a rustic setting and our offer total acceptance. We are a 100% AANR Club.
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Bald Eagle Farm on the Patuxent

3 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Brandywine, MD
Bald Eagle Farm has been in our family for three generations. Today two generations still live and operate the family farm. We once raised tobacco and cattle and have now converted to growing hay and grain. My family wants to share the views and the experience of sleeping under the stars on our beautiful secluded farm. You will hear nothing but the wind, birds, frogs and insects while you doze off or enjoy the dark sky and camp fire. We live on the farm so we are always here to help you out if needed. We can provide you with the firewood you need and water from our deep well. We are here to make your stay as comfortable as possible and provide a restroom in the case of an "emergency". Recently named a finalist for 'Best Hipcamp in Maryland'! Thank you SO much for your support and we look forward to hosting you in 2021.There are three campsites on the farm, one by the pond and two by the river. Very secluded and all sites include a bundle of firewood, firepit, log bench, and a picnic table that seats 3-4 people.The original river campsite has been moved to a more remote spot so that all campers can access the pond and pier to the river.Farm encompasses nearly 300 acres on the Patuxent River. There is access to the river on high tide via our private creek (must bring your own canoe or kayak) and 150 acres of marshland. Over 100 acres of woods to walk through and a pond for wildlife watching. Local Spots to Visit:Canoe/Kayak/Fishing: Clyde Watson Boating Area, Patuxent River Park, Patuxent Wetlands Park, Cedar Haven Fishing AreaHiking: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Patuxent River Park, Cedarville State Forest, Rosaryville State Park, Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Maxwell Hall ParkPlaces to Eat: Hardesty Haven Cafe, Moreland's Produce & Market, (Highly recommend packing well, we are approx. 20 minutes from a grocery store)Places to Drink: Robin Hill Farm & Vineyards, Romano Vineyard & Winery, Janemark Winery & Vineyard     
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1 site · Tent1 acre · Essex, MD
Learn more about this land:Beautiful Sue Creek in Middle River/Essex, Maryland Kayaks available Swimming Crab house nearby Port-a-pot Friendly marina/dock community Sleep in the VW bus Jet ski ramp Quiet hours after 11 Friday-Sunday
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The best camping near Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine guide



Start warming up those singing voices! The American flag blowing across the sky after the Battle of Baltimore served as the inspiration for the Star Spangled Banner. Take a visit to this scenic site of American military history any time of year. The interactive history, impressive fort, and the Chesapeake Bay might just inspire you to write a tune of your own.

Fort McHenry's first claim to fame came during the War of 1812 when it was used as a defense against the British Navy. A 30 by 42-foot American flag was raised, signaling American victory in the Battle of Baltimore. It was this sight that inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the poem that would later become the national anthem of the United States.

A robust calendar of events brings this monument to life year-round. It's a favorite spot for Fourth of July and Veteran's Day festivities. Fort McHenry also hosts weekly historical events in the warmer seasons. Watch the cannon and musket demos, take a photo with the live actors in military garb, or listen to the fife and drum performances for a real taste of American history.

Celebrate the Chesapeake Bay's long maritime history with a visit during Fleet Week. You'll be able to step aboard the Navy vessels or watch the Thunderbird jets up above. There's no shortage of patriotic activities at Fort McHenry.

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