13 RV Parks near College Park, Maryland
Jul 2017 - $63.00
This is the best campground reasonably close to Washington DC. This is a large and busy campground with many amenities - pools, splash pad, playgrounds, cafe, TV lounge, game room, etc. Roads are paved, narrow and sites gravel with a little grass. Each site has picnic table and fire ring, some premium sites have 2nd metal table. Most sites are level back ins with a few pull throughs. Sites are very close together but many have some woods behind them. Fairly easy access to/from I-95/495. There is bus service from the campground to College Park Metro station but I preferred to drive the 4 miles. From the Metro station the ride to the Mall is 25 minutes. I liked that the staff gives you good instruction materials about getting to and around Washington at check in. I could get satellite from site 1307 but many sites could not. Sites are not that long but I could just fit my 45 ft MH with my jeep parked perpendicular on the side of the road. There is security gate and guard manned most of the time. Wifi was Ok most of the time but slow. - Tom Willing
Jun 2017 - $81.00
Very nice park, very expensive to go with it. We did get an upgraded site that had a nice patio. Nice pool and waterpark. They had a nice camp store that was well stocked and a RV shop just 5 minutes away. It was convenient for touring Washington DC. The staff at the tourist center was very knowledgeable and helpful. We did take the subway into DC (I would also suggest it as parking would be awful). They also had a mini golf course that the kids played for just $1. Overall it is a nice park. I just did not see that it was worth the price, but it is the nicest in the area and very convenient for being the tourist. If we go again this is where we would stay. - PackerFanRick
Jun 2017 - $63.00
This park is excellent in nearly every respect: great entertainment value for families and close to DC for travelers. Very friendly and helpful staff. It is a metro bus stop connecting the park to the College Park metro rail station - a big plus for tourists who want to avoid the grueling gridlock of DC traffic and finding scarce parking. The night D.C. tours offered are a great service. The angled placement of sites adds to the "openness" of a wooded urban park. Trees will make satellite reception for some sites impossible. The gate system makes the park secure yet easy to navigate. Wifi is free but not secured with a password. The biggest drawback is its location adjacent to a very busy freeway. Some people will be able to ignore the noise better than others. We really enjoyed our stay here. - Roger H.
May 2017 - $20.00
Thick trees in serious need of trimming. Interior roads very tight, sites paved but many unlevel, and dry camping only. 1 shower stall for men in all of D loop, and that needed cleaning. Never saw the camphost, maintenance crew drove around but never saw them get out and do anything. Rain created muddy mess, garbage strewn about and not addressed. - rvrrat520
Nov 2016 - $8.00
This is of course a NP campground. It is a little bit of heaven in a very large city. Like most NP campgrounds it is in need of a lot of repairs and updates, but if it were not a NP it probably won't even be here. I'm sure the property values in the area would make such a large section of land out of the range of most RV parks. In fact the only other RV park in the area charges $70 a night and that would have been way over our heads to stay at. There are trees everywhere and except for the faint noise of the busy highways on all sides you would think you were way out in the country. Those busy highways are what you have to take to get here but with patience and careful driving it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. The roads inside the CG are a little rough and in need of repair. The sites could be a little larger and a little more level but we found one that would fit our 40' MH. There were picnic tables at every site but the fire rings were old and falling apart if they were even there at all. You are only 1 1/2 miles from the train station that takes you to downtown DC but we drove our car and after finding a hens teeth parking space we spent a wonderful day walking the DC Mall area. There were very few people the so it was easy to use the one shower in our loop but it would be difficult when it is busy. Most sites are back in but there are a few pull-through. The reservation system is fairly accurate in describing the size and levelness so if it says slightly unlevel you should believe them. Water was available close by and there is a dump station. The small visitors center was staffed by very helpful Park Service and volunteer people who directed us on ways to get around the city. Of course being in the city the cell and internet signal were very good. I would highly recommend this great CG for anyone with a desire to visit the Capital of the US. - rhianna
Nov 2015 - $16.00
Ok what can you say for 16 bucks a night! In Washington DC,the park is part of our National Park system, It located just about 12 miles out of Dc and about 3 miles from the train station, the camping is dry camping only, the park is very large as in perhaps 100 acres, it is secluded right in the middle of a metropolitan area. be warned, it is dry camping only, no hook ups. Generators are allowed between 6 am to 10 PM, but who starts a Gen set at 6 am? , we ran ours from 8 to 9 am and from 7 to 9 PM, most did not run them that long, we have a 43 foot motor home, there are a few sites we could get into but mostly not, most areas are heavily wooded so no satellite service. the park was not busy so we found a site #41, the RV barely fit but the car did not, we were able to park it in another site but would not be able to if it was busy, perhaps it would have been a good walk to get car. - Camping USA
Nov 2015 - $28.00
We've been here a month with a couple more weeks to go. This is a very nice park. Spacious lots, very nice laundry and shower building with a couple break room/library/game areas. Lots of trees but probably ? to ½ of sites are possible for satellite reception. Overall very quiet, except for the base special of reveille at 0630 over the base loudspeakers. Earplugs are useless to counteract, but we got used to it. Better than train whistles or traffic noise. They don't do it on the weekends.
They don't have wifi or cable, though I understand they're working on that right now.
Only downside is there's been a bit of musical spots. Their reservation software doesn't optimize the spots to minimize moves, so we moved twice in a week, but spent almost a month in the current spot. Seemed like it could be minimized since it was mostly people already there moving around. When we extended, the person we dealt with in the office made it so we didn't have to move again, but the experience/interest level of the staff varies.
This is certainly the best value in the DC area. We will be back in the spring for sure.
Rate based on monthly rate. - Seb
Jul 2014 - $28.00
Very nice campground. Sites are big with plenty of space between them. I like the fact the grass gets mowed regularly. Good option for the DC area. We would do so again. - rwarner22
Sep 2013 - $30.00
Great location for visiting family and friends. Once you've been here, it is easy to find. That first time can be difficult, though! Office staff does leave something to be desired. All utilities worked well. Laundry room very clean and all in working order. Will definitely stay here again! - CanDo
May 2017 - $20.00
Half of the park was closed for reconstruction, the other half was neglected. Site had concrete pad which was the most positive aspect of the park. One staff member was rude and seemed to think answering questions was not in job duties. Roads gravel, muddy and potholed, restrooms were clean but really outdated, staff seemed to think it was okay to leave mops and brooms anywhere they stopped using them.
Grass around office area trimmed and mowed, rest of areas and campsites grass was 12-18 inches tall. Grass around dog area fencing mowed, inside not mowed. Piles of limbs and leaves everywhere.
Half of park being rebuilt/upgraded to 50 amp, but placement of utilities made no sense. While a very good location for visiting Washington DC, a disappointing park. One would think that the support base for the Presidential fleet of aircraft would be a showplace in all its facilities.
Base Exchange being remodeled but open for business, commissary large. Golf course one of the best I've ever seen on a military base. - Retired Medic
Jan 2017 - $20.00
This is a very pleasant campground nestled among the trees. The wifi did not work for us at our site. Maybe in the rec room? We had full hookups. There are 2 washers and 2 (1 broken) dryers in the laundry room with an iron and board. The rec room had a pool table, ping pong table, and fooseball. Our site had a concrete pad but the roadway around the campground was pitted and very uneven. Sites were kind of tight. - Melodycthomas
Oct 2015 - $20.00
We are retired military. We stayed at this campground many years back when we full timed in our RV as well as had been stationed here previously. The campground is an older one and I believe they have done a good job in keeping up the park considering cash is not likely flowing to them. When I called for reservations, I was not going to be able to get full hookups for the entire week we were there and agreed to take an electric only site (which is close quarters). prior to leaving on our trip, the staff called to say they had a place for us - full hook up for our entire time. They were as friendly in person as on the phone. There was some road noise as a main street is just over the fence line and an occasional take off to get your attention :)) - ownedafew
Jul 2017 - $86.00
We stayed here in 2012 for thirty days while waiting on housing to become available on Fort Meade which is located near by. The hosts could not have been nicer at that time, but it seems the park has new hosts/managers. We came back in 2017 and we're completely disappointed. Campground has pool, jumping pillow, dog park, outdoor chess and many activities planned for kids. Price is expensive for that reason, however the visitor policy is absolutely crazy! Each visitor is required to pay $5 per vehicle AND $5 per person including all kids. This equated to an additional $50 charge for a group of six friends to visit us and eat dinner with us (on top of the $86 price we paid for our site. When I complained to the elderly female worker behind the counter that the visitor policy was overly expensive she rudely stated, "that's our policy, if you don't like it you can leave or speak to the manager". I asked to speak to the manager and was told he would not be available until the next morning. We will not return. - Jat3456
Jun 2017 - $75.00
Nice woodsy park with the usual KOA services. Freeway noise is noticeable and detracts from the forest environment. No cable tv and satellite reception is possible only in the open pull through sites. Staff is friendly and helpful. We experienced drops in voltage at our site which resulted in the surge protector shutting down the ac. Park tech tried to fix it but couldn't stating they had no control over the power coming into the park and some coaches are more sensitive to voltage irregularities. We were forced to find another park. We were refunded the charges for the remainder of our stay with no resistance. The park provides shuttle service into DC - a nice service though a rough and noisy ride. - Roger H.
Jun 2017 - $68.00
The park is outside of DC. It is well maintained and the staff is super friendly and helpful. The main sites and patio spots do not have shade. The spots near the nature trail have lots of trees around. - Bull205
5381 Sands Rd Lothian, Maryland 20711 (map) | (443) 607-8609
Sites: 300 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 69 Reviews
Apr 2017 - $34.00
We stayed 5 weeks, rate is based on the monthly rate plus electric. Awesome changes in progress! Campground is being completely renovated, bath house upgraded, sites leveled, trees cleared, roads graded, new washer/dryers, everything. Roads & sites are gravel, a few too many trees for our rooftop satellite to lock on but we positioned our carry out to get a signal. All utilities, electric, wifi, sewer, and cable worked well, water pressure dropped a bit when the pool was filled, otherwise worked well. Employees are awesome, went out of their way to accommodate us and make us feel welcome. Our site was a hair tight going in, but no issues leaving. We tow with a Freightliner, there was room to park it on the site. When the weather warmed, there was a huge blow up water slide and bounce house for the kids. Some neighborhood noise, but not that bad. We plan to stay here again. - Born2RV
Sep 2016 - $44.00
The Office Staff is very nice. The sites are a mess, not level, mixture of sand, grass and gravel, with lots of "pines". Decent wifi, and have cable. Unfortunately, they apparently don't realize how much you pay for your unit you pull in there, due to the lack of care while mowing, throwing rocks and debris with the riding lawn mower, hitting people's RVs with all this mess. I am not a happy camper. They need a bagger, or they need to clean up their sites so that you do not risk getting your unit dinged up, or windows broke from the negligence while mowing. - Nitwitt100
Sep 2016 - $66.00
This is now an Adventure Bound RV Park and I thought they deserved a better review. The park is centrally located between Washington, D.C. and Annapolis, MD. It is a large park of pull through sites with full hookups for RV's, in addition there are cabins and tent sites and it appeared that they are trying to bring it back. There are quite a few full timers, but the travelers are in a different area. Sites are large and graveled, mostly level, with grass in between, picnic tables and fire rings. They have a lot of activities for kids, pool and dog run. Several laundry, bathroom and shower facilities as well as a store are on site. They could accommodate some of the largest rigs I've seen, but the trees can be a little close in some sites. Our cable went out, but I'm not sure that was their problem. Antennas work well there, trees might make it difficult for satellite in most sites. - Traveler Anne
Jul 2017 - $13.00
We stayed here while touring Washington DC. It was a very convenient 15 minute drive to the Metro. This small, wooded campground has very few level sites, very poor power (we had to run our generator for A/C or our surge protector would turn off the power) and the bathrooms are clean but old & buggy. With the senior discount, it was still a good value & no reservations were needed. In spite of the power issues would stay here again if touring D.C. - June & Joe
Apr 2017 - $13.00
Do not take Credit Cards, wanted cash. Small Narrow roads with many tree branches that scraped along side our 37 foot 5th wheel. No sewer hook ups, but water and electric were good. 30 Amp only. Tiny sites, only decent level ones for our 37 footer were 24 and 25. Price is right, but the traffic and crummy roads in and out of here in Clinton MD, were not worth the trip. - Scuba Rock
Nov 2016 - $13.00
We stayed in the park while visiting Washington DC. It has only 23 sites, but was mostly empty when we were there. We arrived on Friday Veterans Day and the office was closed until Monday. But we found a spot and went to the office to check in Monday morning which is the accepted practice. This is a great place to stay. The price is amazing with water and electricity. The sites are well spaced. Each site has it's own garbage can. The public restroom and showers are not so great, but we are self contained. Branch Avenue Metro stop is about 6 miles away. Very convenient. The park outside the campground is very nice as well. - The Davies
Jul 2016 - $45.00
We camped here for 13 days as we transitioned from our home to our RV, where we now live full time. Unfortunately, when I first made the reservation, whoever I talked to didn't write the reservation down in the right place, so by the time we arrived, someone else had booked our chosen site for several days - meaning we had to move to a different site in the middle of our visit and then come back. That did not make us very happy, but the folks in the office were very apologetic and comped us a night, which I thought was fair.
The campground is very well kept, clean, quiet and convenient for staying in the Metro DC area. During our stay, the last two weeks of July, it was more than half empty, which was awesome. Our biggest complaint is just the price. For $45 per night, most people expect full hook ups, or at least water and electric. Lake Fairfax only has electric. It's just a lot of money for limited connections. That being said, the sites themselves are quite nice, the water and dump are centrally located, and the larger park is very pretty.
In order to save our tanks, we utilized the showers and they were great - large individual rooms with a shower, toilet and sink.
When visiting the DC area, we will definitely stay here again. - LGRV
Nov 2015 - $45.00
We stayed here 18 months ago and gave it a lower rating, likely because it was our first experience without water and sewer. Now that we're much more experienced (and know what we like), we're much happier with Lake Fairfax Park. Since there's no water and sewer, the bathrooms and showers are very important: they're new and are some of the best we've used... huge, private, and heated. The campground is very pretty, with good-sized sites (important to us) and mature trees interspersed throughout. It's not heavily wooded, so you will see your neighbors. The price sounds high for an electric-only campground, but it's appropriate for the region, and is half the price of the only commercial RV park in the area (where your awning almost touches your neighbor's rig). There are miles of hiking/biking trails in the woods, but watch out for ticks on you and your dogs (the campground is very dog-friendly). The skateboard park was very busy (but closed at dusk while we were there), so I suggest getting a campsite on the other side of the campground. One oddity at the dump station was that the potable water spigot was right next to the sewer dump, while the non-potable (for rinsing sewer hoses, etc.) was further away. I'm not a fan of seeing the potable spigot one foot away from the sewer at a dump station. Due to the excellent location in Northern Virginia, the large sites, and the new bath/shower house, we really enjoyed our stay, and will be back again. - LifeRebooted
Apr 2015 - $40.00
This park could be a 10 but no water or sewer or wi- fi at any sites. No pull thru either yet there is a water park on the grounds. Long drive to camping area and twisty hills for a motor home towing. $40 with senior discount but close to where we had to be and Cherry Hill is just too far and must use I-495 which is always bad. - lesashubby
May 2017 - $30.00
I almost didn't make reservations because we would be arriving on a Sunday in early May. Glad I did because the park was full. We read all the great reviews about the park entrance and had no problem with the approach to the campground. If you are very organized you can get a senior citizens pass well in advance and save quite a bit. Monday was a different day in the park. Trails empty of people and the park quiet. We stayed here because of the proximity to BWI airport. The drive to pick up our family was easy and uneventful. - travelnurse
Sep 2016 - $30.00
The park is very shaded with black top roads and level graveled sites. As with most Maryland parks no water on the site. If you are lucky you can get a site close to a water spigot and run water to fill your tank with a long hose. In this case we were there only for two days so we did okay. Fire pit and picnic table were on the site.
We arrived west bound and went through the tunnel. Our height requirement was 10.5 feet so we cleared the tunnel height clearance of 11.1 feet. Not having been here before we didn't see any signs as to location of the campground; had to stop a ranger to ask directions. A couple of signs would have helped. Also the entrance was somewhat confusing at night after closing. You have to enter the exit to enter the code and go about 100 feet to the camping sites entrance and enter the same code again. This was a little redundant I thought. The lower rates for the camping fee is for senior citizens of Maryland, they enjoy about a 40% discount. All things considered, a very nice park. At&T was good. - Nautilus
Aug 2015 - $18.00
Loved this park. A little difficult to get in and out of but it was worth it. Be very careful on your approach to the park. One entrance has a very low bridge and most RVs can't get in. Call the park for directions. The road down to the campgrounds themselves is very steep, just go slow and be careful. Camp hosts were great, sites very clean. The sites are nicely spaced and shaded. Good walking all through the park. A walk down to the river a must. - The Sandbox
Jan 2017 - $50.00
Clean. Pricey. Wifi internet is atrocious. Make sure you have good cell internet as the camp wifi internet is really bad. - Zybane
May 2016 - $50.00
We stayed 4 nights at Ft. Belvoir Travel Camp. Very well maintained, all sites were paved, easy in and out. The view was lovely and waterfront. Nice and quiet and easy to get to the Metro station at Franconia-Springfield to travel into DC for sight seeing. We highly recommend utilizing your military/DOD benefits to utilize this lovely Travel Camp. - landsmitchell
Sep 2015 - $50.00
Stayed here for about a month. Good spacing between sites, but relatively no shade on any of the sites. Hookups were a little different, water/electric/cable towards the very front of the site, sewer at the back. A bit of a challenge if your electric is in the back etc. Sites are not as level as you would hope for in a newer RV park. The challenge was not just side to side, but front to back too. Some semi-permanent residents that "shuffle" from site to site, but still a nice place. - RobT