8 Parks near Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland (map) | (410) 278-4124
Sites: 11 | Latest Rate: $35.00 | 4 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Shore Park Campground. New RV park on APG. Park appears less than 1 year old. All sites (about 30) have Water, Sewer and 20/30/50AMP electric service. Walking distance to small fishing area down a small hill. Pad site is level concrete. Interior roads at campground are asphalt, and easy to navigate. Road was a one-way road, but park was not crowded, so it wasn't a problem. - usamacdonald2
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This review is for the new Shore Park Travel Camp that opened in June 2016.
There are 24 back-in sites and 5 cabins (cabins are not open at this time) on the campground site. Some sites will only accommodate RV's up to 30'. Most sites look fairly easy to get level on, but there are a few that a big rig might find difficult. The layout is a little "hinky" - depending on which site you have you could be backing in on your "bad/blind" side.
Right now it is pretty exposed but a large number of trees have been planted between and behind sites. Frankly, there may be some issues in the future with the placement of these. Even with the current openness we were not able to get a signal for our satellite at all due to the large trees on one side of the park. FYI - we use a tripod mounted dish that allows us to pretty much place it wherever. There was another Class A that pulled in on our side and soon moved to another site because they couldn't get a signal with their roof-mounted dish. They do not want ANYTHING placed on the grass areas without written permission.
Since everything is brand new and there haven't been a number of people there, the bathhouse is in excellent condition with the exception of some bad starters on the lights. Didn't use the laundry but 2 washers and 2 dryers may not make it going forward.
Sites are all concrete and the road is blacktop helping to keep things cleaner. The sewer connection is raised about 9" off the ground. No cable or wifi. We did not have an issue with service on either our Verizon Jetpack or T-Mobile phone hotspot.
Pet owners: APG is an active testing base so you do hear the blasting/gunfire - usually in the mornings. Not deafening but it can shake your rig if the gun is big enough. - hdchickinfl
Jun 2016 - $25.00
We stayed at the small 11 site RV park located where the mobile home park used to be. They are just now opening a new campground on APG with 25 RV sites and also rental cabins. Closest place to stay near grandkids. Price is good for the area. Difficult to get through on the phone to make reservations. Also reservations must be paid in full at the time of the reservation. We were able to get our roof mounted sat dish to come in by staying nearer to the front of the site. Still had room to park our minivan in front of the motor home. - D&K
Dec 2016 - $45.00
There was so much duck-poop all over the grounds, it was difficult to walk around the site or the campground. A pretty water view, but noisy due to a busy road and railroad just west of the campground. There were only a couple other transient RVers; most of the park was filled with permanent residents. The sites are very close to each other: it would be claustrophobic in the summer. We would NOT visit this park again. - Forest Woods
Nov 2016 - $64.00
Not a fan. Expensive for incredibly tight sites; washroom was a nightmare; never once saw the management. When we could not fit our 43 ft MC in the site assigned we just made the executive decision to pick another with fingers crossed. Asphalt pads were not level and rutted. The Full hookups all worked including the cable. Mostly just long term residents making this a trailer park. Will not return. - aurunner98
Aug 2016 - $59.00
We have stayed at Bar Harbor for the past two summers. In 2015 it was for an extended (3 months) period and for 3 weeks in 2016. (We have family close by, hence the long stays.) We had the same electric issue during our 2016 stay as a poster here did in 2015. The area was experiencing extreme heat which caused the local power company (BG&E) to dial back power to its customers during peak periods. The result was that our EMS would cut all power to our 50 AMP coach. We toughed it out by raising our AC temp a bit and not running microwave, hairdryer, etc. during those times. Oddly it didn't happen in 2015. Some sites can be tight and close to neighbors. Some will flood during heavy rains. It is an older park, but they do maintain the bathhouse well and the staff is very friendly & accommodating.
It may seem pricey to some, but if you consider the proximity to Baltimore it is one of the best places we have found to stay. We paid a long-term rate in 2015 and a weekly rate in 2016 that were less than the daily rate. They will also discount if you pay in cash. It is a convenient location for anyone wanting to visit the Baltimore area with access to both I95 and more local roads to travel. Some nice restaurants close by as well as just about any shopping one might need including RV repair.
It is a combination marina and RV park so the weekends tend to get busy, but there has never been an issue with loud or obnoxious people. It can be "iffy" getting a signal for satellite television with all the tall trees. We use a tripod mounted dish and were able to make it work last year on a different site - no luck this year. They do have cable which was fine for our stay. - hdchickinfl
Jun 2016 - $28.00
Site was very shaded, and probably the most secluded feel of anywhere we've camped. Camping pad was nice and level, although the driveway was slightly sloped. One of our bunk ends extended beyond the pad into the woods, which was just fine by me. Nice amount of space in between sites. Short walk to bathouse, through the woods behind us. There were also several, very private, "walk-up" type sites for tents.
Facilities/Overall Park: Bath house was immaculate; by far the cleanest I have ever seen in a campground. Must have been recently renovated. Deer Creek day-use area was nice; had a big playground and a few pavilions. Picnic area was an open field with very little shade, and the amount of goose poop was unreal; like walking through a minefield. For that reason alone, I don't think I would host any events there. There is a little fishing pond there, which my husband and daughter enjoyed. We hiked back to the campground from here, which was a nice easy-to-moderate trail. The beginning was pretty rough for me, since I was wearing my infant son while navigating an uphill trail, but it quickly evened out. There are also plenty of areas to stop along the road in the campground, with access to the creek for wading. The water felt great, but the bottom was rather pebbly. There is a historic area in the park, with a working grist mill, mansion and other little buildings to view. Not really my thing, but was pretty neat. The views of the river are really nice from here. - Jenventola
Apr 2012 - $22.00
The sites were large and flat and each had it's own grill. The bathrooms were cleaned several times a day and were always very clean. My kids enjoyed playing on the large play areas and fishing at the pond. Next time we will try the river. We were very happy with the park and the park rangers were extremely helpful. We will be going back. - Cfamily
Jun 2010 - $24.00
We stayed at this campsite while doing our house search and we will likely never stay here again. Though our campsite was nice, number 23, others were not. Some campsites that were not in the Acorn Loop were literally on the side of the road, you had to set up your tent facing the main road. Bathrooms were not cleaned all weekend and there were 2 showers for the whole campsite in the Acorn Loop. You showered with bugs since there is no vents, the door didn't close all the way and nobody ever cleaned it as far as we saw. This campsite did have nice hot water in the showers but the sinks had 2 separate faucets for hot and cold so if you tried to wash your face at the sink your hands got really hot from using only the hot or really cold from using the cold. The office is a shed and you cannot buy anything besides wood which was very expensive for the amount you got. - akopec157
Nov 2016 - $10.00
Great large campground. Gets busy on the weekends even in the spring and fall. People are mostly respectful and keep to themselves. The rangers are constantly patrolling and don't tolerate stupidity or riff raff.
Love the laundromat. Internet is very spotty in this park. If you need a stable connection try elk or miles loop on the water side. - My camp reviews
Sep 2016 - $43.00
We stayed in the full hookup North East loop. Grounds were clean as well as the bathrooms and showers. Most sites are easy to back into and there are numerous pull through sites. Electrical box had 50, 30 & 20 amp plugs. Sewer was toward the front of our site and we had to use a 10ft extender. AT&T service limited. Sites and roads were paved and sidewalks through the interior to the bathrooms. Nice hiking trails throughout park. Store on site with different groceries and souvenirs. Wood was a little expensive at $5.25 for a small bundle. Larger RV's pay attention when entering park. 12ft height limit 1st lane. anything over use 4th lane and they'll let you in. Definitely going back again. - acenorm
Aug 2016 - $37.00
Love this campground. Very big. Really clean restrooms for the amount of people that go in/out. Very spacious. The kids brought friends and they have plenty of areas to explore. Quiet. Hiked to the lighthouse close by. Loved it. Will be back again and again. - Unhappy Camper1
Oct 2016 - $45.00
This is not a resort. Rather, a campground with 90% permanent residents. There are 2 sites in the campground with reasonably level gravel and FHU 30/50 amp service. We had to move to the 'overflow' on uneven grass with 30 amp and water only mid stay. Had to use leveling pads on one side of the coach get level. If this wasn't the closest to an event we were attending in New Castle, DE, we would have made other arrangements. There is a pool which we closed for the season. The price is way too high and we won't stay here again. - 2sunkid
Jun 2016 - $45.00
This place is mostly for permanent residents. There are a few sites for transients. The site we got was a back in. With trees on both sides of the road I attempted to back in, and after many tries I eventually pulled into a large site opposite mine to finally get straightened enough to back into the site. There is no TV cable hookup so you better have a satellite antenna because I was able to get maybe 3 channels and they were popping in and out on the rv antenna. There is a lot to do if you have a boat and the northeast river is not far away. That said there is not much to do if you don't. They did have bingo one night on the weekend. The store was open from 10 to 2 usually. Walking the dog around was not much fun with some large flies that would constantly buzz and try to bite you. We were travelling north to visit family and friends in Delaware and this was the closest camp we could find that was open. I would not stay again. - delacamper
Jul 2013 - $45.00
This is a CG set up for 99% permanents. We were in a pull through that required wood blocks to level. Gravel sites. Utilities worked okay until there was a heat wave and that caused low voltage. Nice quit place with friendly owners. Okay for a few days. Lots a speed bumps throughout. - hug448844
Jun 2010 - $50.00
It is a nice drive to campground and the staff was very friendly. Check in was very fast. The bathroom is clean. The campground as a whole is very clean. The sites were big . It is an all around nice campground atmosphere. The only downfalls were no tv hook up, and the pool closes to early. I'd still love to stay here again. - Delaware camper
Nov 2009 - $37.00
This campground caters to its seasonal sites. Not very many over night sites available. If you get a site on the river the view is amazing. Stayed here because it's local to family activities. Didn't notice any planned family activities. Restrooms are outdated but for the most part clean. Definitely caters to seasonal sites and not the traveling camper. I would not recommend this campground unless you need a place to lay your head for local activities. - mdbowhunter
Jul 2007 - $40.00
Campground is in a great location, but could use some improvements. Primarily a seasonal campground. Had a nice pool and dock on the Chester River. Chestertown is a charming little town and only minutes away. Sites could have been a little larger. - tig2304
Nov 2016 - $30.00
First time staying here, and certainly not the last. We stayed for one night on Thanksgiving weekend and were amazed how many other people were camping here. It was full! When you think State Park, you think of very basic camping. For the price, it's incredible. Full hookups, paved sites (recently renovated). Very modern, and easy to navigate. Feels like an RV resort! Camp Hosts on sites, small store, and the property is beautiful. Only downfall was no firewood available for sale on site. We can't wait to go back! So much to do and see here. - Chieftain1986
Nov 2016 - $33.00
Upgraded state park facility in Bear, DE. Park is slightly confusing to get to. Be sure to enter the campground address, not main entrance to state park. Site was barely long enough for our 42' fifthwheel and dually truck. Site sloped "front to back", (had nose up so high I was able to walk under it without stooping!). However, back of trailer was only about 2 feet off the ground. New hookups (w/e/s) were mid-coach and easily accessible. Walking distance to the pond for fishing (need a license).
To enter campground, from Rt. 896, take Red Lion Road (NOT Howell School Road). Follow Red Lion Road to entrance of campground. Beware there are low hanging branches at the entrance. Know your site number, as the whole 3 days we were there, we never saw anyone at the main gate house. - usamacdonald2
Oct 2016 - $37.00
The campground was just redone, full hook up sites (paved), and a new bathhouse. We love this campground, started camping here in a tent, now we are in a trailer. Plenty of space. - bcoakley
Jun 2010 - $27.00
This is not an RV park. Instead, it is a mobile home park that happens to have three long-term RV sites nearby. Sites rent only on a monthly basis at $795/mo, including all utilities except cable and phone. You get a regular street address and USPS mailbox at the street. The sites are very bare bones, with gravel pads that are pretty level, picnic tables at two of the sites but no patios, full-hookups, and grass is mowed religiously by on-site caretaker who lives just two doors down and is a bit nosy. The sites sit right on Bull Neck Creek. This is a blessing and a curse. Great views of the water, fishing, and lots of waterfowl, but the area is prone to flooding, and the sites get boggy fast. We often find ourselves stepping out our door and into a puddle after a big rain. In the event of a tropical storm, hurricane, or unusually high tides you will have to evacuate. The driveway into the sites is not paved so gets rutty and muddy in snow and rain. If you aren't careful, your vehicle and rig can get stuck very easily. Septic tanks sometime back up, but maintained man will pump them for you. Electric, water, and cable supplies reliable. Very quiet park and neighborhood. We've been here nearly a year and have never seen a police car or ambulance in the area. We've also had no neighbors in the other two sites during that time. The mobile home park sits right between two county parks with fishing and boat ramps, so recreation is readily available. Property manager (who is located off site) is very friendly and helpful and will work to accommodate your needs. Pets are allowed ONLY on the RV sites, not in the mobile home park or in the stick-built homes nearby. Large, open field nearby where you can walk your pets. You are responsible for taking your garbage to the curb once a week and supplying your own garbage can. Raccoons and stray cats in the area, so you don't want to sit your trash out unprotected. Sites are about a block away from railroad tracks, and trains do come through in the wee hours. High tension power immediately adjacent to the sites. This said, these are the ONLY RV sites near Baltimore that allow pets, have full hookups, cable access, AND allow long-term residents. Lots of mobile home parks in the area do allow RVers, but most won't allow pets. If you plan to winter over in this park, know that you'll get to shovel the 100 feet or so to the street in the event of a blizzard (we had three this last winter). The county does plow the streets, and there is some car parking about a block up, so you can park your car or truck there in the event of snow. Carpenter ants are a problem here, and they will eat the wood in your RV, so be careful. We haven't yet found a good remedy for them except keeping the tree branches over our rig trimmed back. Mosquitoes are also fierce because of the nearby creek. I'd give the park a higher rating if the sites and driveway were paved, if the drainage were better, and if the monthly rate was a bit lower, but I suppose this is the cost of living right on a tributary of the Chesapeake and only 20 minutes from downtown Baltimore. - Mary Jo