7 Parks near Flintstone, Maryland
Oct 2015 - $33.00
Confusing signs. When you get off exit, DO NOT follow signs to State Park. Follow signs to Campground instead. Otherwise you will end up in State Park instead of campground.
No warning signs. DO NOT try to use the dump station before entering gate. The u-turn is too tight for big rigs!
Our surge protector said that there were slight grounding and reverse polarity issues at our power pedestal.
Checkout is 1 PM. Strong AT&T signal. Do not arrive at dark, no lights.
Something for everyone, lodge, spa, dining, casino, golf, hunting, hiking, beach, etc. Great park for friends to get together. - univmd
Sep 2015 - $19.00
This was our first trip in Maryland's Western Mountains and we found it quite beautiful. This State Park also includes a large casino resort hotel, but this was far away from the campsites and not noisy. We did agree with others that the signs for the campgrounds needed more signs. Coming down the hill, toward the resort, the campgrounds are to the right. As you travel to the end of the lake, there's a neighborhood up ahead, and a large parking lot by the lake. They need another sign telling you to keep driving into the housing area. The campground turnoff is further down. We were looking all over the parking lot for it before I disconnected the car and discovered it. Although we saw a few big rigs, we wouldn't recommend this for a large rig. We had a 40 footer, and in the Ash loop, space 9 was a great one, and we were in 15 which took everything we could do to get in and out safely. Lots of room once in the pull out. Very dark and heavy trees all through this camping area. With the beautiful lake nearby, but not visible, I wish they had some nice open campsites with the big views that can be had in this valley. Trash is deposited at the gate in huge dumpsters with stairs that climb up to the door, that compress the garbage and require you to turn a key to unlock the doors. Don't know what kind of bears they have here, that merits such a fortress dumpster. - elduque
Aug 2015 - $32.00
We stayed in the Ash loop (site #2), which was quite level. Sites are fairly private with a lot of trees between most sites. 30 amp only, several water spigots throughout the loop, dump station at entrance. Nice trail around the lake and up on the mountain. Firewood bundles available for $6. We came for the hiking and the casino which is IN the park, about 5 minutes from the campground. Currently the bathhouse in this loop is out of commission due to a lightning strike. Very quiet park even though our loop was full. My only complaint as the camp office opened 15 minutes after they were supposed to, so there were about 12 people waiting in line to check in. Easy access off of I-68. I plan on staying here again. - Doc Foster
May 2012 - $35.00
I guess that they call it Hidden Springs because the water table must be just below the ground as the area was extremely wet. The bath houses were run down as were some of the permanent sites. With another campground just down the road, this campground should just close. We will not stay here again. - tonymaldonado
Aug 2010 - $33.00
Sites very unlevel. Luckily we have boards left over from our trip to Canada with us that we did not use and could use them to level the motorhome. The air system tried to level it, but no way even with the board, it was still out of level some. Kids all over with no supervision, I almost hit one when he pulled out in front of me on a bike with his parents right there. Sites close together and the fire rings which were used, and made it smoky. Lots of trees kept the smoke in. Why do people have to have fires, they stink and you smell like them until you bath. Also there are noisy radios even though CG rules say no. We could not believe 50AMP. Dump was hard to get to: had to drive around the CG to get to it. NO DISCOUNTS. - Sherib
May 2010 - $35.00
Enjoyed our stay here, some sites look unlevel but ours was fine. The grandkids had a ball at the stocked pond. Full hookups, quiet and shady sites. The beautiful Rocky Gap State Park and Lake are nearby. - lostagain
May 2015 - $40.00
This campground is far off the beaten path. The drive is 5 miles down a narrow and winding road. The campground is clean and is mostly used by locals who keep a seasonal trailer there. We stayed in a 25' travel trailer and I can't imagine anything larger negotiating the drive or the campground. But if you are passing thru and want to get off the beaten path, this is the place for you. It was wooded and quiet. - sara158
Jun 2011 - $35.00
We stayed here from Thursday to Sunday. The sites were wide and clean in the woods. The staff was great from check in to check out. We will come back. - southerncreed57
May 2010 - $35.00
We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend. The office staff was very friendly and they had a nice pool and playground, but this place still left much to be desired. This campground has very little sites for transients and most of the 200+ sites are for permanent trailer residents. The sites also have very little privacy and we had to back our trailer in facing the main road loop. There was a lot of traffic noise due to the major road that was located behind our site, and the loud trucks, ATVs, and golf carts cruising the transient loop. Although the two pools and playground afforded some time away from the campsite, there really wasn't much room or privacy to enjoy our site. From crying babies to listening to vehicles drive around all night, you would think they would at least try to enforce the quiet hours. Granted you can't really stop a crying baby but there's a problem when you can see all your neighbors clear as day, camping around you. Unfortunately the only time we saw any staff was upon checking in or when we had to go to the store. By the look of the bathrooms, the staff wasn't around to clean them up as well. They were dirty and had very little privacy in both men and women showers. Communal in the mens and no changing stall for the women. They did have some activities planned for the holiday weekend but when the actually day came, no one was on staff. This meant that the store and pool weren't opened. So the day in which most people enjoy the first weekend of the pool being open: nobody was here to let people use the two pools. Too bad because it would have been nice to take a dip when the temps hit 90 degrees. Overall we tried to make the best of it, but we will not be returning to this campground. PS: The 6 miles it takes to get to this campground off the interstate, is a very curvy and mountainous road. Plan on taking it slow. - jackey_q
Jul 2008 - $27.00
First time at Milleson's and on the 4th of July weekend. There are lots of lease sites here but the sites around us were very nice people. We stayed riverfront with electric only for 4 nights with 2 other trailers. Bathrooms are old but they try to keep them clean (hard to do on a holiday weekend). The stars were plentiful and the eagle's were soaring overhead. - coper2k
Sep 2006 - $11.00
Passport America park with no restrictions on use of discount. Access road is 3 miles of hilly, winding, wooded gravel road that is sometimes one lane wide. Park is part of a working cattle ranch. Interior roads are rough and need work. Not all sites are numbered, but site map is accurate and easy to follow. The park is about 70% permanent trailer/camper sites. Since it is the end of the season, there aren't many people here during the week. We have been here for 10 days because it is quiet and peaceful. Large shade trees, but our site backs up to an open field. Satellite access is not a problem. We have phone with Verizon and are able to get a signal, but sometimes the signal is not perfect. The water has been unreliable - sometimes clear and sometimes brown. We were told it had a high iron content and was chlorinated. We use bottled water, but campground water is okay for showers. Campground has a laundry that needs updating. the regular sized washers and driers are not working but there is a commercial sized washer and dryer that worked well. The owner is extremely friendly and helpful. We have enjoyed our stay here. - cherlark
Sep 2005 - $20.00
Forgot in Previous Posting to mention that the water was of very poor quality. Yellow Colored and Low Pressure. The owners dog was one of those running loose with no one nearby and we came across droppings in our walks. - lkthaler
Oct 2016 - $28.00
This state park is about 10 miles west of historic Bedford, PA and well worth the few minutes to travel to it. The park offers a big lake for fishing and boating, trails for hiking, and a good campground. It's also near the Flight 93 Memorial National Park on U.S.30, only about 20 minutes west of the park. - rvrose
Sep 2016 - $23.00
Great park, there is a large lake with swimming beaches, fishing and boating (no power boats). The camping area is away from all else, there are RV and tent sites, most main roads are paved, RV sites are gravel. Most RV sites are level, gravel and some areas have 30amp, a few have 50amp, most are good size. We have a 42' fifth wheel and can fit in most sites, no water or sewer yet, dump station is very nice. They are adding a new section that will have 16 FHU sites, 14 pull through and 2 back in, very good sized. Expected to be open late 2017. Verizon cell and data were good, no air TV, dish works in some areas. Clean restrooms and showers, over all a nice park. - fulltime5er
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Beautiful campground with easy access to outdoor activities, including walking trail, fishing, and kayak and canoe rentals. Our site was private and spacious. Park Ranger came by at night to warn us of a bear sighting. Our only complaint was that the water didn't work at the sewer dump (although they had potable water nearby). We will definitely return! - Sophie F
Oct 2016 - $18.00
Site was very large and private, surrounded by beautiful forest. Plenty of room for our pup, TV, pop-up gazebo, and gear. We were right in front of the bath house, which was convenient, but the light was pretty bright at night. We were also the closest site to the loop entrance, so we could hear some traffic along the main park road. Didn't bother us too much, but I imagine it would have been pretty noisy if we'd been there during peak summer season. Camping loop overall was nice and quiet, though; we had two neighbors while we were there, and barely saw nor heard anything from either of them.
This park is absolutely gorgeous. Easily the most beautiful MD State Park we've visited. Everything, from the forest, to trails, to lake, to Meadow Mountain, is a camper/outdoor enthusiast's dream. The fall foliage made everything even more beautiful. Apparently, the park is very popular amongst cross-country skiers in the winter, especially since they have full-service cabins and a warming hut by the lake. I'm not into cold weather at all, but I imagine I would love to spend a day by the lake in the summer time. Said lake area also has a concession stand, boat rentals, swimming beach, rec hall, and nature center, but these were all closed since we were there out of season.
Bath house in our loop was old and small, but kept very clean. I never used the shower, as it was too cold, but it looked adequate. LOTS of spiders, which don't really bother me, but definitely a nightmare for arachnophobes. We drove through the two other, non-pet-friendly loops, which were also beautiful. Sites were spacious and private, just like in our loop, but with the addition of tall pines. Saw mostly tent campers, and a few small TTs. - Jenventola
Aug 2014 - $38.00
I'm glad that we stayed in our small camper and didn't bring our 39-foot 5th wheel because the sites available to those who are not seasonal campers are small and unlevel, and tree branches are low. I watched one 5th wheel break a small branch off a tree. Be prepared to be out of service for outside communication. Cell service is very poor, and my phone's data service wasn't strong enough to pull in the Internet. The park has Wi-Fi for $3.95/day, but I was not able to connect. One of the seasonals told us that it doesn't work well. They do have cable TV. The speed limit is 5 MPH. Cars were going much faster than that. There's a trail that connects to the Western Maryland Trail about a mile away. Walk your bikes on it! It is full of ruts and rocks and is very muddy if there has been any rain. We took the road to the trail. However, it's a long hilly ride back up to the campground. The store is well stocked, but it is open only until 5. The staff is friendly. Be prepared to pay extra for miniature golf. (We weren't interested in playing it, just mentioning this FYI.) I don't know whether or not there is a charge for the pool. It was not open when were there. They were draining it, I guess for some sort of repair, and the water was running down the road. People there were friendly. It was okay to stay a couple nights so that we could ride our bikes on the trails in the area. However, I would not return. - bhg
Jun 2014 - $34.00
Review on AllStays seemed nice so we booked an overnight stay on our trip. We were given alternate directions on phone because of low hanging trees on the GPS route. Thank goodness for that. Even with the improved directions we hit leaves and branches about seven times but no damage. The campground is in the middle of nowhere so would never use for an overnight again. When we arrived we were offered two spots to choose from. After a tight tour around the campground we went back to office as both were really not very level. The gentleman said to my wife, "Oh, you are in the ginormous rig." We are 35' feet, hardly ginormous in the motorhome world. He told her about a couple other sites, both of which were fine. We had a great night. Electrical (30 amp) was fine, water fine. Did not use sewer but hookup was convenient. The staff was quite nice though they should have warned about the lack of big rig facilities. Area was quite rural and very full with campers having a great time. Lots of four wheelers. Lots of families. Lots of long term residents. Several of the long termers had really improved their lots with decks and cookers and tables. If you are looking for a longer stay with a fifth wheel or a camper, this would really be nice - certainly a four or five. I could receive no Wi-Fi but did not ask about details. Bathrooms were older but pretty clean and adequate. We were really concerned about the noise from the carts and four Wheelers but by bedtime all was nice. Evening was quiet. There was even a wedding that day along with a reception. We walked by the area while to reception was going on and thought the music was a bit loud until we realized the door was open. When the door shut, we could barely hear it. I guess I have a bit of a problem with campgrounds that want to be everything to all people. They should have let us know about the tightness of the spots. Our slot was a pull-through but we had to back out to keep from running over short stumps. I guess that is why I chose a three instead of a four. We enjoyed the people and the place but the initial hassle was not worth it. - jubilee32
May 2014 - $38.00
As has been pointed out before, the biggest downfall is the seasonal residents and their powered activities in the form of weed whackers, four wheelers and gas golf carts. The wifi is extra and you have to sign up on line and pay via paypal. I couldn't get it to work on my IPAD. AT&T doesn't get a signal, so be prepared to be without communication. The cable is about 26 channels, so don't count on watching your shows. If you want to enjoy the western trail, your best bet is driving the 7 miles back to town. - bikeman911