11 RV Parks near Hampstead, Maryland
We did however find 11 campgrounds within 25 miles of Hampstead. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Hampstead in the left hand column.
Sites: 300 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 53 Reviews
Jul 2018 - $54.00
Pretty big park with over 200 spaces. Very diverse --- if you want secluded in the woods, they've got that. If you want wide open spaces (like us, for satellite), they've got that, too. Our site was one of several long pull-throughs terraced onto a big tree-less hill --- all the sites were flat, gravel, and very long (could have parked 2 trailers and tow vehicles). Internal roads are a bit narrow at points, so you may get some leaf brushing, and there are lots of roads so you need to pay attention to the map. They had a large pool which we didn't use, and a nice setup for nightly movies (good sound!) --- we watched Elvis in Blue Hawaii one evening (but they had modern stuff, too)l. As others have stated, they do seem to have a ridiculous amount of rules. They charge for every "visitor", even if you have a dog walker or pizza delivery person come in. The park has potential, but they need to lighten up a bit; they definitely can't tolerate coloring outside the lines. - darwinmoore
Aug 2017 - $56.00
The park was clean and quiet. We are from Florida and have traveled for 3 summers. We have covered almost every state. This is the first camp site we had to pay extra to have a visitor, and more to use the pool. Everything for the kids seemed to be closed. - veniceburd
Aug 2017 - $49.00
This was our first and last time camping at Merry Meadows. We were very excited to camp here because of all the amenities listed and beautiful atmosphere. The first day we arrived (Monday) the pool and mini golf were closed. The second day we stopped in and spoke with the guy working at the snack shack, which is where you show your pool pass and purchase the mini golf. We wanted to make sure it was open, etc. We changed into swimsuits and 10 minutes later were told they were closing the pool, mini golf and snack shack early because not a lot of people have been so far (pool hours are 12-8 pm). We went at 3 pm. The arcade was also closed. The front office and store closed at 1:00 pm.
We were unable to use the amenities we would have liked to use and why we chose Merry Meadows. We also have young children and found out that they also are not allowed to use floaties in the pool which is absurd. I understand not allowing rafts, etc., but not allowing floaties or life jackets for children who can't swim is cruel and ridiculous. You could not pay me to camp here again. It was a waste of our money. - Murphy14
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Decided to stay at Codorus rather than expensive parks closer to Gettysburg. Some sites in trees, newer sites in open grassy area. Paved RV pad. Electricity at the site. Strange no sewer or water at the site. Person at check-in booth was a little surly, but other staff helpful. Two ways to get into park: 1) older entrance was near the swimming pool and then winds up hill, 2) newer entrance comes off road at separate entrance. It does wind around a bit so road lines up with registration booth. Attended Sunday worship service with state park chaplain. Would recommend park to others. - Al Z
Jul 2016 - $27.00
We stayed at Codorus State Park campground the first week of July 2016. We stayed over the 4th of July weekend, so pretty busy as you might expect. The entrance to the campground can be challenging to find and google maps never seemed to get it right for me, so be sure to check your directions carefully. The entrance to the campground through the checkpoint is a bit of a mess and can be a bit difficult to navigate with a larger rig. We have a 35' RV and were able to manage OK, but I can see where it could be a bit hairy for larger rigs, 5th wheels or trailers. Plenty of the above in the park though, so they seemed to have managed as well.
The showers / restrooms are centrally located in each loop of the campground with garbage dumpsters nearby. The showers / restrooms are old, but very clean and there was plenty of hot water.
The campground has both non-electric and 30amp electric sites. There is no water or dump facilities at the individual campsites, though there is both fresh water and dual dump stations at the entrance to the campground.
In general, I don't think there's a perfectly level site in the campground. You can find some that are close to level and others that aren't even close. I saw a lot of blocks being used at some campsites to level rigs and trailers. I saw one motorhome that has nearly 6" off the ground on blocks. I'd say that about half the sites have asphalt pads and half have dirt/stone pads.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay at the park as there is lots to do at this park, especially if you like the boating and fishing on the lake (though there is no swimming in the lake). - lazyjourney
Nov 2015 - $28.00
We've been coming here the past few years in the fall. It's a great state park and nice campground. The water park is closed when we come so I can't comment on it, but I've seen it and looks great. The lake is beautiful and we've rented canoes and had lots of fun. There are a few trails to hike. It's a very peaceful here with varying site types from wooded to full sun. - Way2Roll
Apr 2010 - $15.00
We stayed here with our Stockade group. There are only two large open field sites available. We stayed at site 1 which is closest to the bathrooms. There is a water spigot near the restrooms but there are no shower facilities. Each site has a fire ring, picnic tables, and a nice new BBQ and a large wooden cooking type area built next to it. It even has hooks for your lantern. The rangers were nice and came out to check on us a few times and the park is great. The disk golf course and hiking trails were a big hit. We would stay here again. - Cfamily
Oct 2017 - $47.00
We stayed for 10 days and got weekly rate for first week, then daily. We wanted to stay longer, but they are booked in advance on weekends for Halloween activities. Location is excellent for visiting family, so we want to come back for a month next fall, but they won't take the reservation more than a month in advance, in case they have the opportunity to rent the space long-term. We get the impression that they are trying to transition into a trailer park instead of a campground, and that they don't really want campers like us but will take us if there is a vacant space. Very disappointing, as there is nothing else available in this immediate area. We like it here and would definitely come back, but it's hard to plan when they won't take our reservation. I rated Ramblin' Pines as 7 for this reason; otherwise, I would have rated it as 10. - SheriRS
May 2017 - $54.00
Stayed 17 days, received weekly rate. Campground got a lot of business on the weekends and activities are planned. The camp staff was very friendly and helpful. The roads a little winded off the exit but navigable. Taking Hwy 97 off I 70 allows you to make a left turn into a lieu of taking Hwy 94. - bkboren
May 2017 - $56.00
I struggled where to give my rating. Based on a few things I have given a 6 due to 1. they put us on 1X (don't take this site!), it is right beside the entrance and office and the busiest place in the park; there were I'm sure other sites they could've given, we were right beside the park host (really not sure why, this is an rv park with an office), their site should be 1x! 2. they have an entrance gate with a wooden bar that swings up, it is only activated by a staff member who sits in a cart a 100 yards ahead by the office; so if he's gone potty? you don't get in!! stupid system. And $62 per night is way too much for this park. The roads inside are easy to drive if you get a site further in. Hookups were good but no cable on this site, a staff member had to split off from a site behind us. All sites are gravel and fairly wide. - North America in 90 days
Jun 2018 - $26.00
Reiterating what others have stated: approach from the west and you're OK; approach from the east and beware the 11 foot bridge (and we saw NO warning signs!!); 30 amp only; entry road is indeed steep, but not really a problem unless your vehicle is underpowered; a few sites looked like they would require more care to get into with larger rigs. Other tidbits we learned: sites are pretty widely spaced and thus quite private; very wooded which makes it a nice 10 degrees cooler, but forget about satellite anywhere; the potable water is in one spot and the dump is in another and both are on the inside "electric" loop; you must use their wood, but they have plenty; you have to make a 90 degree turn to exit, which isn't a big deal unless there are cars queued up at the entrance like when we left --- we had to thread the needle; when leaving the park the entrance ramp on to Hwy 40 is very short, so you'll have to wait for a gap and/or floor it. As others have stated, this is a great state park to get away from it all with a classic feel and hiking trails, pavillions, ranger programs and the quiet of the woods at night. We didn't explore the trails or woods as we used this as a base for exploring Baltimore, so we went into the city every day. Our site was 429, the last on the electric loop, which is very long and has the added advantage that you can go the wrong way on the one way road for about 20 yards and pull right into your driveway without having to go all the way around the loop when returning to camp. - darwinmoore
Apr 2018 - $28.00
Good for what it was - a reasonable state park very close to Baltimore. We stayed here while visiting my daughter who lives in the city. Easy access into Baltimore. Most sites are spacious and look easy to get into. Rest rooms were dirty and didn't appear to be cleaned during our stay. Our site was very difficult to get into, though the campground hosts were familiar with it and spent a half hour with us helping us jockey our rig back and forth to get in. We made a list of sites we will use next time, which does NOT include 427 - avoid that site if you have anything other than a small trailer or class B camper. - DaveAndJoyce
Apr 2018 - $35.00
The registration area is away from the camping area and if arriving from the East is hard to access due to a 11 foot underpass restriction. RV sites use the inner loop which has 30 amp power but no water. Sites are about 30 feet apart. Residential housing is visible behind the campsites but we did not have noise problems. Only one place to take on fresh water or dump waste but we did not have to wait. Overall functional but not scenic. - rudyhehn
Jul 2015 - $32.00
Lovely small private campground. Currently sitting out under the awning listen to the crickets enjoying a glass of whiskey. Quiet and peaceful. Close to York and the sites. Right on the York Heritage Rail Trail...a must do if your into rail trails. Manager recommended riding into downtown York (4 miles) and going to the farmers market and have lunch at White Rose Bar and Grill....both excellent recommendations. Check out the Harley factory tour. Lots of wineries around here so tomorrow we'll be wetting our whistles. Staying here on site 22 with out 36ft pusher, plenty of room and height. 20 amp electric may be a downfall for the novice camper but if you know how to do it there is no problem. Running our rear AC with no issues. Beautiful scenery and peaceful spot...grab some ice cream at the dairy as well. - Leon Condor
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Just a basic CG. On the plus side, it is right next to a recreational trail that runs from York to the MD line. Gravel roads and pads are in fair condition. And it is quiet. On the minus side, not much for services. Unattended registration (at least on Friday). Very wooded and Not suitable for a tall rig (too many low-hanging branches for my 12.5'). There are only a couple sites with 30A electric and those were filled by what appeared to be long-term campers. The rest of the electric was 20A NEMA 5-15 (household type) outlets. The sewer connections were unusual... coming out of the ground at a 45 degree angle (not sure how I would connect my 90 degree elbow to that). Needless to say, we did not stay there and because there was essentially no 30A service, we will not be returning. If you are tent or TT camping and looking for some quiet, this might be your place. - FreeWheeler
Jul 2012 - $35.00
We planned on staying here due to access to parks in York. However, after driving through decided to stay in Elizabethtown. The park has several old RVs (not sure if they are occupied). The restrooms are quite old (require security code to use), the connections are quite a distance from the sites. Wouldn't recommend this park. - Softball29
Jul 2018 - $35.00
The positive: easy to make a reservation (by phone), close to town and services, very good WiFi. We had a shady spot which was great during the heat wave. Fine for a short stay. Room for improvement: our site had tire ruts that need to be leveled and filled. There is not a picnic table and the grass is poorly maintained. When we arrived the neighbor's pick up was parked in our space. A management person should survey the park and assure that a camper's space is clear. Some of the sites large enough for an RV do not have sewer. Residents and campers are allowed to park vehicles on the road which makes access difficult for larger motor homes and 5th wheels to access road and campsites. We never saw a park management person or employee during our 5 night stay. Reviews from over a year ago mention improvements going on. Aside from those mentioned then we did not see any additional improvements. The remaining manufactured homes need cleaning/maintenance. They are sad eyesores. Would we return? Maybe. - Char B
Jun 2018 - $35.00
Since this is the only park available to visit family in York, we have to choose it. It is self check-in registration. The owners do not live on site. The sites are difficult to determine since they are not defined. We've never experienced this at any other park across the country. Power and sewer is a distance from your so called site. Make sure you have two sewer hoses. Sites are dirt with a little gravel scattered and very unlevel. Old concrete pieces from previous trailers are still there and don't fit RV tires. We have wood under our tires and still couldn't get level. The most level sites are along the highway on a curve where trucks use their jake brake. Sleeping is very difficult. There is grass between sites with large dirt patches where others have had mats too long. Grass is usually long and mowing is infrequent. Money was spent to build an over the top fountain and an events building instead of upgrading the RV sites which is what RVers care about. There are still three trailers that are in very poor condition. It could be a decent park if care was put into the sites which desperately need help and trailer owners were made to paint their trailers. - hiker II
Oct 2017 - $35.00
Year round park. Good wifi. New activities building. The park is undergoing a change from being a mobile home park, our site was gravel, but sloped towards the back. There was still plenty of room for our 35' motorhome to be fairly level, but this made it a long run to the sewer which was at the very back of the site (needed 2 hoses). Close to Harley Davidson etc. for tours. The new owners are working hard to make your stay enjoyable. Park stays full, we had the choice of only 2 sites, so call ahead. - D and M
Dec 2017 - $35.00
The site was a mudhole. The roads highly confusing and once down a lane, hard to turn the rig. Most sites are Park models or trailers, so there is little choice. - DustyBob
Oct 2017 - $79.00
Trying to stay near Frederick MD, my usual favorite campgrounds were booked. Weekends in Oct are popular and we booked late, but we were able to get in here. I see why now. This campground is very tight, there were trailers within inches of the roads/stop signs throughout, and its a very uneven campground with all kinds of hills and valleys. The roads are very narrow bumpy paved, some gravel. Most of this place you can hear trucks thundering by, as its really almost right next to Rt 15. It is also full of permanent sites with sheds and junk thrown around. The "bathhouse" was a little tiny building, looked like cabin, 2 bathrooms, 2 showers. No hot water in one, and no paper towels to dry your hands except for the am we left. The only dumpsters were at the entrance and we were far from that. Glad we weren't staying a long time, would have had to keep hauling trash in our car. The only thing good about this campground is it's close to Gettysburg, but so are several other campgrounds. Glad we checked it out, but will never stay here again. - letsgorving
Jul 2016 - $64.00
Our site is right beside a major highway. We were NOT told that at the time of reservation (in my opinion this should be disclosed at time of reservation).
Prior to arrival and at time of reservation I asked if sites are level multiple times! I was told yes. Get here, front wheels are off the ground. I asked to move sites. So they gave me 3 other options. All too short for us and even more unlevel (for our 40 foot motor home). I see at least 20 sites that would have worked for us that are open, and have been open our entire stay.
Most sites are not level.
Grounds are un-kept. Grass is up to my shin. Were told their lawn mower is not working (no excuse in, my opinion when one can hire landscaping help).
Sewer connections are uphill; therefore not draining properly.
Bathhouse is not air conditioned or heated, not even ventilated. Semi clean.
Some permanent sites are unattractive ("junky"). Others are well-kept.
Had to pay in-full at time of reservation, no refunds. Now I see why! Lesson learned!
Thankfully we are out and about being tourist and not at the CG often. We will not return. Found several other campgrounds nearby that looked like a better fit for us. - JohnsonFam
Jul 2018 - $60.00
Have been here twice and we do see a rough edge building here. Fairly tight roads, lots of weeds, tons of trash built over holiday week (4th of July), dusty roads, road noise...but also friendly people, activities and lots to do in the area. So I'm somewhat conflicted. So is it a good campground or not? I do think that it is a good place, but one that needs an overhaul to bring it up to current standards in order to draw folks from outside the local area. - Randy L
Jun 2018 - $74.00
As others have said, this is a large park. We camped during Fathers Day weekend & it was crowded. There is a large section for "seasonal" campers who leave their RV at the campground for the year & visit it intermittently. We were assigned a large space (#410) recently vacated by a "seasonal" camper. This back in site has level gravel, easy access to hook ups, shady on one side, more than enough space for our Class A, 45' motorhome & tow vehicle. Note: It backs up to the interstate, so noise is constant. Dust on the roads from vehicles & golf carts passing by was annoying. There are a couple of tight turns to get to this area of the campground. We unhitched at the office & drove to the site to preview our route & turns to get to this site. We also found our route out prior to moving our RV out of the campground. Again, there is a variety of tight turns, wide turns, & narrow roads to leave the park. For the rate we paid, we will probably not return. These park owners need to visit a Florida "resort" to understand what the term "resort" means. Its not just about having a pool & playground. Our site was pretty clean, probably because of the recent change from seasonal. However we walked by several sites that were full of weeds & generally not manicured to the level you would call "resort". Several RVs required leveling blocks for them to be close to level. - 2SimsNanRV
May 2018 - $75.00
This is a very large campground. We had a pull-thru "premium" site in the back section. We have stayed at this campground many times over the years and I still haven't figured out the difference between the so called premium sites and standard sites with the same hookups and size other than cost. Our site was level side to side and good sized. The hookups were easily accessed. The gravel roads need work. Also, the gravel they use is extremely dusty when dry and almost like cement paste when wet. It gets on everything! This is a huge detraction. The campground is well located for Gettysburg and surrounding areas. The value for cost is barely satisfactory. There are other comparable local campgrounds that are less expensive. - hunter7258
Jul 2018 - $30.00
We stayed in the 400 circle. Very open and good for satellite reception. We thought we were going to have a satellite that's why we requested it. the site was fairly level, not crowded, pull through and open. it was 90-95 each day and VERY HOT, can't blame the campground on that :) The AC's were cranking and we never lost power. The water pressure was good. Had free wifi and was good enough that I could tap into NBC on my PC and stream the shows. We were told that in that area you could get ABC and a few channels with the antennae, but we didn't try. We had a horse pasture between our area and the other part of the campground. There were no short cuts to the pool/store so you must drive or have a bike. the walk was approx 1/4 -1/2 mile . Pool was 4ft deep but satisfied us. The store was nice had souveniers as well as some RV stuff. Other pull throughs were closer and some in the shade. Will go back but will request a site in the shade. - bsblindab
Jun 2018 - $60.00
The staff was friendly and generally helpful. However, the sites are literally on top of each other. The site we were assigned (E79) wasn't particularly level and had no shade what-so-ever. It was also right behind the main dumpster. At least while we were there, the campground was packed on the weekend. The camp store was well-stocked and useful. Good game room and playground for the kids, as well as a pool (didn't use it, but it seemed nice). Not a bad location for visiting Gettysburg, but we will likely check out other options on a return trip to the area. On a related note, we do not recommend the "Spirit of Gettysburg" attraction for which the campground gives free tickets. We thought the "fun house" approach to an event in which thousands of men died (Picket's Charge) was offensive to the memory of those soldiers on both sides who gave all. On the other hand, we HIGHLY recommend hiring one of the licensed battlefield guides for a personal tour of Gettysburg. The cost for our entire family to have a personal guide was less than the cost of going on a group tour. The tour was a highlight of our trip. - AF_Pilot
May 2018 - $30.00
Staff very friendly and provided a great deal of information about the area. Especially useful was time required for the various venues. Used Passport America, $30/night included tax. Pool was spotless. Store seemed complete. Sites are fairly tight, typical of an older campground. But we got our bus conversion in the site without a problem. - Bill w/bus