12 Parks near Havre de Grace, Maryland
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
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland (map) | (410) 278-4124
Sites: 11 | Latest Rate: $35.00 | 4 Reviews
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 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
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
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 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 - $82.00
Stayed on Site 13. Nice large site with blue stone. Had to bring the front of my motorhome up about 8 to 10 inches to get level. Side to side was okay. All ground cover behind site was poison ivy so be careful. Our dog kept trying to walk through it. Some TV channels had no sound and some were fuzzy. Nice pool and water park. Lots of things for the kids to do. $60 per night for golf cart rental. - enfd7
May 2016 - $64.00
Stayed once again for Mother's Day Weekend with a large group of friends, this campground once again does not disappoint! We have been coming multiple times over the years and every spring you can see the management does amazing work in the off season to update and improve the campground! Sites are very spacious, and extremely well maintained. I highly recommend this campground, and remains one of our favorites! Verizon cell signal is good, site 312 is not good for satellite viewing (able to get roughly 45 channels with campground cable) - SJEAGLES609
Sep 2015 - $80.00
We stayed on a decent sized pull through in the middle of the campground. The site itself was gravel and somewhat level. Hook ups were good except for cable which some channels were pretty fuzzy. Bathrooms were up to date and very clean. Facilities were very well maintained. There is a large pool/ splash area that kids will love. Also has an adults only pool/hot tub. There was alot of activities for children. The only real drawback is the price. It is very expensive to stay here, especially if you dont have children to enjoy the amenities offered. - mahill526
Sep 2015 - $30.00
We stayed at Muddy Run for a weekend. It is close to the Buck in Lancaster County. It is easily accessible from Route 372. The roads within the park are tight and windy. Most sites are not level. At all. The sites are tight and difficult to back into. Many sites are very short. The water and electric connections are shared with other sites. You need extension cords to access connections. There are no sewer connections and no honeywagon service. The only options for emptying tanks are to have a portable container, to call a local service for $30, or to hook up and go to the dump station. We didn't understand why people would stay there for more than a few days. The bathrooms were not clean. You will get charged if you park your car in a neighboring site, even if the campground is empty. There is a large lake but swimming is prohibited. There is no pool. There was a nice nature trail. There is a restaurant on site where we had breakfast, which wasn't bad. - Lori and Larry
Aug 2015 - $27.00
The park is very spacious, with a large lake. Sites with electric & water are limited, so call ahead to see what is available. we stayed in site 57, but also like 120. ask how far connections are, they could be 60 to 70 ft. away because they are located to service a couple site. Other than that this a very nice park. Large grocery store about 10 min. away. About 30 min. to Lancaster. - vince/chestertown
Jun 2014 - $30.00
Built in the late 1960s, this is a very spacious campground with tight, short campsites. Big rigs can fit in an overflow area with electric and communal water. Water outlets in short supply, so bring several hoses - when we registered, the office told us how far we were from the nearest faucet, so we were ready. Campstore well stocked. Great place for biking, boating and hiking, as the park contains a 100-acre lake surrounded by 700 acres of wood and field areas. Has a boat launch with electric and rowboats available. The campground's snackbar serves excellent meals and ice cream at reasonable prices. Over the years, the campground has allowed more seasonal campers, some of which are either trashy or own dogs that bark incessantly. Further incentive to go hiking, biking or boating... - Lancaster Camper
Nov 2015 - $17.00
Rate reflects monthly stay. The nightly rate for shorter stays is more. This is a nice campground in Lancaster County. Many of the sites are spacious and level. Sites in the wooded areas are smaller and more difficult to back into. The wifi worked well as did Verizon service. There is no cable TV but many channels come in using the antenna. The staff here are among the friendliest of any campground we've stayed at. There are multiple trails on the campground to walk, and there are two great parks within 2 miles. There are a lot of campers parked here full time with people staying here during the winter months. We were parked up on the hill which can get quite windy and cold. There are other campgrounds in the area that we've stayed at and Tucquan Park was by far our favorite in the Holtwood area. - Lori and Larry
Jul 2015 - $46.00
First off no matter what way you go in there are some nasty hills getting into this place. Getting into their driveway off the road damaged the trailer, your coming down a hill, have to go through a dip then up their driveway. The road and driveway are scarred from all the dragging trailers. Terrible design. The driveway is well pruned once you get into it. Staff were friendly. We had a pull through site which was small. They claim WIFI, my phone found it once but couldn't get on. The "new" bathhouses were disgusting. No dumpsters for recycling. Lots of seasonals and they all looked to be pretty well maintained. Managed to get out of the driveway without any additional damage and won't be going back. - ferguson65
Jul 2007 - $35.00
This place looked like a run down trailer park. Would not go back. - cryraven
Oct 2016 - $37.00
The campground was just redone, full hook up sites (paved), and a new bathhouse. We love this campground, started camping here in a tent, now we are in a trailer. Plenty of space. - bcoakley
Aug 2016 - $38.00
We were lucky we couldn't get a site at another campground. We really enjoyed this park. It's easy in, easy out. Convenient, good utilities. The sites are all nice, with shade. We would definitely stay here again. I believe all the sites are pull thrus. - har-fl
Aug 2016 - $34.00
They have just upgraded the sites to full hook ups which is a great addition. Sites which are paved could be longer, but hear they might extend them farther with gravel, which would be a plus. Site aprons could be made wider as you will have to back across the grass which is new and with rain, might sink some.
Overall things are better but some small changes will help a lot. Not many camping spots in the northern part of Delaware and a short drive from 896 will makes this a great overnight stop for some snowbirds. - DBLR
Sep 2016 - $32.00
First, the management (young husband & wife) are very pleasant and accomodating but, are the only staff. The office & store are only open Fri - Sun from 10am to 9pm. Any other time, you have to ring a bell for service. There is a nice play ground, pavilion and "Game Room" but, it's only open during store hours & closed the remainder of the week. A play on the old Roger Miller song....No pool, No phone, No Internet seems to sum up this facility. There is no internet service available anywhere in the park (the office even gets their service from HughsNet). Cell phone (Sprint) is in constant roaming & spotty. OTA TV gets MAYBE 4 channels from 2 stations & only if you have an upgraded antenna booster w/wingman. Satellite service is almost impossible to tune in due to the 100 - 150 foot tall trees in all areas of the campground (dish must be on the RV or on your site only, no running cables across roads or other sites). Our particular site & patio, was very uneven and with deep ruts from rain washout (they do NOT seem to care about regrading or filling in these washouts). There are several seasonal units on the grounds & although pleasant, they all seem to stay amongst themselves.
The facility is owned by a new regional power (electric) company and while we were there, a power company employee came around taking a survey on our stay. So, maybe, some changes/upgrades will be forthcoming soon.
We probably would not stay here again. - rracer5
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Very nice and peaceful campground. The managers are very friendly and helpful. Most sites require a bit of leveling, so bring some blocks with you, but no big deal. Lots of shade trees, new playground, a lot of new upgrades. The camp store is very well stocked with just about everything you might have forgot to bring. I will return! - slomotion039
May 2015 - $32.00
Very nice campground, with friendly people. We originally booked 4 camp sites but could not get them together. They called us back, after they had a cancellation, to get us 4 sites together, which was extremely nice. Checking in, the girl was very nice and helped me with some hiking questions I had and gave me a map of the trails, which you can access from the campground. They offer a few activities, and we attended the Bingo game. This is a nice place, with a few hilly areas. Not all the campsites are totally level, but we made do. The don't have sewer hookups, but have 2 dump stations, and also have the 'honey-wagon' service, but I'm not sure what days that's available, we didn't use that. No wifi, but that was ok with me as well. Sites are decent size, but you camper is very close to the one behind you, but it leaves for a big area for your 'hangout'. The Susquehanna is directly across the street with a public park, and Otter Creek is accessible from the campground as well. Decent amount of trees, which left our sites pretty shady for the most part, some sun during the day. Beware of tree sap dripping, might be a flowery popular tree. They also offer wood to purchase for campfires. We also visited a few wineries nearby, which were about 30 minutes away. - Camper_Girl