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11 RV Parks near Chestertown, Maryland
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 Restrooms are outdated but for the most part clean.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
Jun 2009 - $35.00
This place needs a lot of work. Seasonals are in poor shape and overnight sites are very close together. - custras
Jun 2017 - $57.00
This is a beautiful "resort" style park. The grounds are well landscaped and I don't blame them for not allowing parking or mats on the grass. The price is not high. This campground was full, and was turning away reservations, they must be doing something right. The wifi was strong in my site, the local antenna was incredible, you can pick-up Washington and Baltimore stations so no real need for cable. I have been here three times and have noticed that this campground has improved every time, and I am looking forward to my next visit. - Maryland Traveler
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
Jul 2018 - $65.00
The sites in the campground are somewhat tight together. And there is not a lot of room for fire rings or kids to play. He site needs to have some maintenance overall with the grounds, the parking areas, and the roadways are very broken up. At one time I think the campground was very nice but you can tell that it has fallen into disrepair over the last several years as they have not put any money into maintaining the grounds or the utilities at the campground. The pool area appeared to be nice but we did not use it . There are several private residences in the middle of the campground which is somewhat odd and generates a lot of coming and going traffic. Do not follow GPS directions to the campground or it will take you on some dead and residential roads that do not connect to the campground I recommend looking at aerial photos of Google maps before you navigate to the campground. The road way back to the campground is very tight through residential neighborhood. The campground staff in the office was very nice and helpful. - Lspajm
Jun 2018 - $68.00
This is an older park, celebrating their 55th anniversary, but it is very well kept! We asked for a waterfront site, but there were very few that would accommodate our 37 foot rig and truck. The sites are pretty tight too, like they've been in such demand (and I can see why with the location) that they've built a site everywhere possible. The site we ended up on really had an obstructed view, but we were happy enough after a huge event! There was a tree there behind the site next to us that a duck kept parading around! Low and behold the next day I discover a hole in the trunk that is down about 3 feet! Inside the trunk? her ducklings!! I went and told the fantastic staff and they came right down to see about it and brought a stool and a fishing net to 'fish' them out.. We were grateful to see Mama and her ducklings swim off!! We had a good bit of rain and chilly temperatures, so we didn't try out the pool or any other water activities, but we really enjoyed sitting out and reading with a wonderful breeze!! - the burtons
May 2018 - $66.00
I have stayed here numerous times and Bar Harbor RV Park never disappoints! From the friendly staff to the clean restrooms to the beautiful sunsets on the Bush River teaming with ducks and blue heron, you'll find yourself relaxing in no time! - Valerie1954
Oct 2017 - $28.00
The RV loop of this campground is heavily wooded, offering dense shade. However, the internal roads and sites are wide and easy to navigate, and there is excellent spacing between sites. The roads are paved, and the sites are level packed gravel. There is one bathroom/shower facility building serving the whole loop, which was not a problem in early October when there were few others staying there, but could get crowded in peak season. They were of average cleanliness, but the hot water supply was good. You can fill tank with fresh water at the well-positioned dump station upon entry, but it could use better signage to alert you to it. There is only 1 lane through it, so again, could get crowded in busy season. The camp store is minimally stocked, and in Fall is only open Fri-Sat-Sun. Firewood is for sale next to store on an honor system. There is no WiFi, but Verizon coverage is good. The state park has a nice frisbee golf course, and nice mixed use hiking/mountain biking trails, as well as a separate boating area on small lake. Site 32 was plenty big enough for both 33 foot RV and truck to park unhooked. Would definitely stay again, especially in off-season, when you can have place to yourself. - We Roamed and Rambled
Aug 2017 - $10.00
Pleased with site 29 for 25 ft motorhome - shaded, level, electric, good separation with adjacent sites. Sites 23, 25, 27 are similar to 29. Water faucet directly across campground road from 29. Sanitary dump available at campground exit. Entrance to campsite has a small store now. Bathhouse has ADA shower and toilet and was clean. Campgrounds separated from lake activities by a 3/4 mile one way walk. Advise driving to lake. Detailed trail map was only downloadable using a smart phone that can scan QR codes and has internet service. My Google Fi internet service was spotty, so downloading trail maps did not meet my needs. - Curious One
Nov 2016 - $28.00
Site was heavily wooded and very private; we were surrounded by woods on three sides, and could only see our neighbors across the narrow loop road. Site included a picnic table, fire ring, grill grate and lantern post. Pad was nice and level; didn't need to use any blocks. Drive way was just long enough to accommodate our truck. Site was a little farther from the bath house than we usually prefer, but didn't really matter as we were camping sans kids this time. I loved the privacy of this site, so I didn't mind the little bit of extra walking. Almost all the sites looked relatively private, with a fair amount of trees in between, but our was on of the only sites that was truly surrounded by forest. Since we were here in November, the leaves were especially beautiful.
Facilities/Overall Park: Bath house was large, heated and extremely clean; looks recently renovated. There was also a nice large dishwashing station on the Men's side, which I love. The park itself is very quiet, pretty, and easy to get around. Lots of multi-use trails, which i believe are mostly flat, so maybe not the best for die-hard hiking enthusiasts. We took the Lake Trail down to the day-use area, and it was a very pleasant, scenic hike that took less than 20 minutes. The lake/day-use area is beautiful, with a pavilion, picnic tables, boat launch area, volleyball and large recycled-tire playground for kids. There were quite a few people out and about, more than I would have expected during November. The lake is popular for fishing, kayaking and canoeing (no swimming allowed). During the on-season, canoes and kayaks are available for rent to explore the lake and water trails in the adjacent Tuckahoe Creek. Would love to come back in the summer to check them out. There is also a disc golf course, challenge course, and archery range on-site. - Jenventola
Sites: 11 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 5 Reviews
Nov 2017 - $20.00
Clean park, excellent facilities. The hookups were really nice, with exception that the sewer was about 8 inches off the ground, which made downward flow impossible, even with our hose support. The base has check-in down to a science, with a combo to unlock your utilities. Plan ahead--washing clothes requires a laundry card. You have to go to MWR to purchase a card (which they round to the nearest dollar, so you lose .50 depending on the number of loads you want). You then turn in your card before you leave, or incur a fee. Sites are nice and level. We had deer walk through our site a couple of times. Nice location. We would stay here again. - RVerFamily
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 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 2018 - $35.00
Beautiful park, and great layout for peace and privacy. Not great for meeting your neighbors though, as the sites face away from the road. You end up camping behind your trailer. Still very nice. Very spotty cell phone coverage. We had to walk to the store to get any T Mobile service, none in the site. A little buggy, but not excessive. Some sites may be difficult for larger trailers to get into. - Kevco
May 2018 - $26.00
Very well kept state park. Site #106 a bit tight for my 25' trailer but fit. Choptank Loop more well suited for tenters. Rainy weekend so hiking was limited to loop walks. - Doneitall
Aug 2017 - $28.00
The campground is down a mildly windy road. Once in the staff is very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly despite the overwhelming rules they must go over when you arrive. A hair more strict seemingly than other Maryland State Parks we have been to in the past. We had no trouble with navigating the North East loop however many others did. Observed the pull through sites as tight by being narrow and short. Watched several campers over the course of our stay have a hard time getting their midsized campers parked on their site. We also observed many sites that required extensions for their sewer line. The utilities for our site was in front of the tongue and required an extension for our water. Our site was nicely shaded with some grass for pets. The drive way was on a hill able to accept two vehicles. The camping pad levels out and was enough room for the trailer. The site needed minimal leveling. The fire pit at this site has a grill, lantern holder and picnic table. On the loop there is a nice clean restroom/ shower house that is close and playground which is out of sight of this site. The main amenities are all a short drive away. The camp store was large with not too much different to offer. The lighthouse is a sure stop. There is no handicap parking and often times must wait to park due to the popularity. They have very limited hours for tours. The hike is level gravel with rolling hills. Once there beautiful views you can take in. The beach is nice. It is regularly unmanaged meaning there is debris on the beach and no life guard. The swimming area is quite large and tapers out several hundred feet to a depth of about 8-12 feet. Overall enjoyed our time and would go again. - Coleman Pop Up Family
Jan 2006 - $0.00
Another home development. - bsjunk
Oct 2015 - $35.00
This is a unique facility. The four sites are narrow, gravel, and fairly level. There is only electric (two with 30 amp and two with 50 amp service) and cable, no water or sewer. All this being said, it worked for us. RVs with slides on both sides would find the sites very tight. There was very good lighting. The members of the Lodge were extremely nice, and we were invited to dine with them. For $14 we had a wonderful meal, and were able to have wine for less than $3/glass. You need to time your arrival and departure carefully, because when Lodge members arrive, the parking lot is small, and cars will block egress to the sites. We would definitely return if in the area. If all sites were in use, it could get claustrophobic. - EdGuru
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Prices have changed since previous review - 2015 new costs are $20 Elk member, $35 non. This is for electric only - or you can refill water by pulling up to front of building during times the place is closed. Closest dump is 10 miles away and is cost to sewer plant.
Other reviewer was right, get there early in the day to get your rig parked (4 sites, all back ins and the folks coming to the bar or meetings park on empty sites. Sites are really close - if you have opposing slides, you'll be inches to the next rig. And the landscaping between sites makes walking to the paved area difficult - and if it rains, it gets muddy quickly. Electric posts are at front edge of site, bring an extension cord if you plug in from the rear of your unit. Sites are right next to an outdoor bar and the horseshoe pits. They also hold turkey shoots on weekends so it gets rather noisy.
The plus to this location is proximity to Annapolis, just on the eastern side of the Bay Bridge. They have some picnic tables and a big fire ring near one site that's supposedly open to all campers. - yesmar
Jul 2013 - $20.00
One of the nicer Elks Lodges - even open to non-members. Prices: $15 if member of this lodge, $20 if member of other Elks Lodge, $25 if non-member. Very nice people at lodge. There are 4 sites - 2 with 30-amp, 2 with 50-amp. Fresh water available at front of lodge to fill tanks. Sites are narrow, but plenty deep for the biggest of rigs. Try to come before 3pm when bar opens - if not, the lot may be difficult to maneuver to fill water and/or back into sites. We would stay here again. - campingandtravels.blogspot.com
Sep 2013 - $19.00
Since my last visit the campground has become populated with permanent party personnel, making reservations difficult. Effectively half of the sites are occupied by long term occupants. It has become more of a housing area, rather than a FAMCAMP. - hw8200
Apr 2013 - $18.00
I would expect that a campground associated with the US Naval Academy would be more up to date. This campground needs an upgrade to bring to the standard you find at USMA and USAFA. - hw8200
Nov 2012 - $9.00
The campground is not in the Academy section of the Navy base. That makes it hard to find and difficult to get to. One has to drive through a residential area on a curvy road where there is a lack of signs pointing to the campground. That is one issue that makes it not big rig friendly. Another reason is that the interior campground road is gravel and hilly with some sharp turns. Most of the sites are concrete pads, but they are not long enough to provide plenty of space for a longer RV. I noticed just one pull through. Power is only 30 amp. There is no sewer. I did not use the dump station. The bath house is an older, heated, cinderblock building. It was clean, but adequate only to serve its purpose. The Wi-Fi signal is not generated from within the campground and is weak. There is nothing for the kids to do. A primitive area exists for tent use, but sites aren’t marked. Verizon 3G was fine. During another season, I suspect there would be little satellite signal reception because there a lot of trees. Over the air TV channels are plentiful. The campground is half full of permanents; most likely service members who are stationed there. It is a short drive to the full service commissary, Exchange, gas station, and golf course. Check in is at the MWR/gym facility that is several blocks past the campground. There are no convenient places to park an RV while you register. They honor the America the Beautiful card for a 50% discount and that is reflected in my rate. This is just an OK campground that is better suited for shorter rigs and those who want an inexpensive place to stage from while being a tourist. It won’t be on my return list. - RLM