8 Parks near Abingdon, Maryland
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
Jul 2016 - $64.00
My family stayed here last week during the week and it was great. This was a quick and easy get away for us as we only live 1.5hrs from the grounds. It was nice and quiet, friendly rvers, and good weather. The bugs were a little annoying but we should've had spray with us. We didn't use the showers or bath but the pool was really nice. The pool had some leaves in the bottom but it wasn't excessively dirty. There are two piers and a man made beach with chairs and gliders provided. Our family will definitely be returning soon! - On_my_whey
Jul 2016 - $64.00
Nice park on the water. Some spots are a bit tight. Overall nice park. - User780
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland (map) | (410) 278-4124
Sites: 11 | Latest Rate: $40.00 | 3 Reviews
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
May 2014 - $25.00
Newly added RV park on the military base. All sites were level concrete pads with picnic tables and fire rings to BBQ or have a fire. Very Big rig friendly. Quiet. Accepts reservations. Must make reservations through MWR, which is not near campground. Must arrive before MWR closes so you can get key to unlock your electic and water. MWR office is on Swan Creek Rd, just past the police station on Aberdeen St. Be aware you will need to use the 715 gate as the main gate off Rt. 40 is only open 0500 to 1900 Mon-Fri. Campground is off Patriot Way where the former mobile home park on post used to be. Watch for deer as they wander all times of day and night. - usamacdonald2
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
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
Jul 2016 - $43.00
We enjoyed our weekend visit to this beautiful state campground. Our family had a blast swimming in the shallow bay. The kids thought the small zip line on the playground by the beach was terrific. They could have played on it all day.
We stayed in the full hook up loop #19. My advice is to avoid this particular site and others near it, because it is directly adjacent to the sewer gas vent for the waste treatment system. When the wind blew, look out! Whew! This site was rather difficult to pull into, because it is a narrow semi-circle situated on a hill. Once we got our camper into position, the site was level, but getting it into position was tricky. This site also lacked shade. I would recommend a back-in site at this campground. - Family0HappyCampers
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
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
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 2009 - $40.00
This was our first trip to Woodlands. I was very happy with the campground. For the campground being mostly permitted sites it was very clean and well kept. The office staff was friendly and the campers were very nice as well. We were in site 45 and friends in site 46. We had a great time. I highly recommend this campground. - tlskns2
Jul 2016 - $57.00
Over the years we have been going here, it is getting better. The place is clean, the sunsets are the greatest. We would give a better rating but, 1. the price is too high (no full hook up) 2. the sites are on the small side. 3. because of the price keep going up, they are not putting it into the bath houses were it needs to go and the dump stations need to be concrete, the mud is terrible. We would like to give this place a 8-9 rating, because the staff is great, and the place is clean. But it is what it is. Also, we had very low water pressure, it was better using our pump. We never had this problem before, think maybe because the park was full, because as weekenders started leaving the pressure got better. - RW40KB
Jul 2016 - $55.00
We stayed here as an overnight stop on our way home. We called ahead for a rerservation. The campground was a bit of a drive off Rt. 301 and the office closed at 2 p.m. and there was no one to greet us. Our confirmation email had a site number so we pulled in. The campground is on the shore of Chesapeake Bay. Bayside sites were $15 more and not worth the extra money. There is no swimming pool. The only place to swim is in the bay. The beach was barely six feet wide and the bay was a rocky bottom. We waded in to cool down and that was it. Not sure we would use this campground again. - slay
Aug 2015 - $50.00
This is a wonderful campground located right on Chesapeke Bay in a small sailing/boating resort town, Rock Hall. It has been beautifully landscaped and our site was spacious, overlooking the Bay. The owners and management were extremely friendly and helpful and gave us plenty of suggestions as to where to eat, shop etc. We would have stayed longer but they were booked full for the annual Pirate's Festival that the town hosts. I would call Bay Shores a destination resort campground as it is out of the way, but these are the types of campgrounds we enjoy the most. There is no pool, so I would not recommend this CG to families with kids who like to play in the pool. But, at the same time, if you want to recharge your batteries, this place is for you. We will definitely return here to stay for a week or two and we highly recommend Bay Shore Campground. - Gus the Fireant