10 Parks near Lothian, Maryland
5381 Sands Rd Lothian, Maryland (map) | (443) 607-8609
Sites: 300 | Latest Rate: $44.00 | 64 Reviews
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
Aug 2014 - $60.00
If we hadn't paid this high rate, I might be more kind. But we had a huge generator running day and night within 50 feet and a second 200 feet away. The cable hookup was in the next site. The "free" Wi-Fi was a joke--it takes 3 minutes to open a traditional site. But they offer you a "speed-up" for $$. Their café had only half of the things we wanted to order. The lifeguard sat while a stranger rescued a toddler. C'mon folks -- live up to your billing! - sherwood
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
Jun 2015 - $20.00
First time staying at this campground. Found it very nice to use while visiting the DC area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Originally booked in an electric only site but was moved up to full hook up when one came available. We would stay there again when in the area. Camped in a Class C motorhome. - Tiger6
Mar 2015 - $25.00
The park has gotten a upgrade since I last stayed here. All sites have a concrete pads now. Just wide enough for your RV. The electric is old and only 30 Amp. The roads are gravel and not maintained very well at all. When it rains it gets very muddy. All in all you can't beat the location. close to dc. - Powerstroke
May 2013 - $30.00
This campground is very nice with lots of trails, a lake, and an equestrian loop. Sites are spacious and shaded. Very close to DC. We would camp here again. - rebcon
Oct 2011 - $28.00
Sites were very nice, trails were in very good shape considering the recent hurricane. Park was patrolled regularly. Staff was helpful and friendly. For the surrounding area being so close to DC and Waldorf, it was quiet. Stayed over the weekend when the leaves where just changing colors. Will revisit. - MacQude
Jun 2011 - $22.00
What a great find! Close to DC and good shopping but still remote and quiet. Very reasonable rates. We had no trouble parking our 33 foot fifth wheel there. - paylor
Sep 2016 - $13.00
The campground only has about 25 sites, and they vary greatly from large pull-throughs to walk-ins, some much more level than others. Few were taken when we arrived, so we had many to choose from, but I wouldn't have been very happy getting stuck with one of the less level sites. The sites are not very consistently laid out, so tables and fire pits may or may not be close to one another or near/aligned with an RV. Each site has its own trash can that was emptied each morning of our stay. The loop is narrow and winding, and while we certainly had no problem in our 24', we were amazed to see a couple of very large rigs. (The terrain slopes sharply from the pavement in some areas, so a tire on the shoulder could be problematic.) The park office was a challenge to find, as it is across the street in the main Regional Park grounds, which are absolutely fabulous, by the way. (The park itself gets 5 stars!) We got the senior rate of $13, which for both power and water is amazing! The campground is pretty much surrounded by suburbia, so expect to occasionally hear sirens, helicopters, airplanes, etc. There really isn't anything super special about the place - it's a campground in the woods - but for $13/night, it's fantastic. We will definitely stay here again if we pass through the area. - Libre RV
Apr 2015 - $15.00
I have used this park many times as I live 2 miles down the road. The entire campground is newly paved asphalt. The electric is new 30 Amp service. They maintain the camp very well. They are always blowing the roads and site of leafs and debris as it is nestled in the woods. most sites however are unusable to large RV's as they are on a steep grade or to short. There are only 25 sites total of which only 3 or 4 would accommodate a 40'er. It is a very pretty park, very quiet and safe. There are never more than 3 or 4 guest in the park at one time. I really enjoy this park. Closest to DC for the tourists. Only 10 mins to the Branch ave Metro Station. 2 week total length stay. The bath house is in serious need of upgrading. They say that it is scheduled to be replaced next year. - Powerstroke
Oct 2014 - $18.00
Stayed here for a few days while visiting family in Waldorf. As with many CGs signage could be much better for finding CG office then CG after that. Special care is needed for those with larger rigs at CG entrance. Deep ditches either side of narrow entrance with evidence from those who didn't notice them. Interior roads somewhat narrow & needing extra care with larger rigs. A mixture of site pad sizes small to very long. Nothing really level. Again, the larger the rig the more limited the usable site. Some noise from nearby Andrews AFB but it is essentially an urban CG so noise goes with the territory. We have a 5th wheel. - Veebyes
Aug 2016 - $40.00
-Personal beach area
-Good power and water
-Nice warm water
-Boat and paddle board rental on site
-2 security gates
-Coincidentally spot 16 needs maintenance but we were given boards and assistance to get settled into the site
My family absolutely loved this campground! This was our first time staying at a public operated campground so some things took some getting used to. We were so pleased with the campground we are contemplating getting a seasonal site next year. We've been all the way to the Keys and haven't had as good of an experience as we had here.... - On_my_whey
Aug 2015 - $42.00
Great beach front camping on the Chesapeake Bay. Campsites are very sandy (this is a beach remember) and have good 50 Amp power and water at each site. No sewer or dump station, just a honey wagon service twice a week. The weekends are very busy here as the location is so great.
Each campsite has a campfire ring on the beach behind the campsite. A great place to have a beach campfire. Swim, wade, boat right from the beach behind the campsite. The campsites are packed full on weekends as is the nearby day-use area. During the week it is much less crowded. There is a pretty big marina right next door also.
The sites are nice and long but fairly narrow. The beach area behind the campsites is a nice large shared use area for campers only. It is a nice sized beach that provides lots of room for the campers to spread out on right behind your campsite.
Reservations are by telephone only. This is a County Park run by Calvert County, Maryland. - eb145
Sep 2010 - $35.00
We loved it here. Will definitely come again. We were right on the beach. We were provided boards to park on, but didn't need them. Our grandchildren had a blast here, and we enjoyed the wonderful view of the water right from our kitchen window. The bathrooms and showers were not the best, but we really didn't need them. The pump-out service was great. We didn't have to do anything. Great place for a family. - sharivas
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
Sep 2016 - $75.00
We stayed the weekend after Labor Day. Temperature was in the 90's. Pool was already closed for the season. Boo.
Work campers really were busy working all day keeping things clean and repaired.
50 amp super sites were fine. Sites in the trees in the back would not accommodate a big rig. - Couch9748
Jul 2016 - $69.00
Closest park in for visits to Annapolis and D.C. Have stayed here twice in past two years for that reason. This park is on bottom of my list of positive experiences with KOA parks. Staff was indifferent and otherwise pre-occupied. Large group of scouts tented, so staff could not keep ahead as pertains to cleaning restrooms. Did not pick up trash on site as other KOAs have done, no community building or evening activities. Their big plus is a bus ride into and out of D.C. Daily, for $13 each. I can settle for less campground service for the less stress of commuting into and out D.C. - Mike from Bama
May 2016 - $71.00
The website says the pull-throughs are 60' - 70' long however ours barely held our 37' motorhome and we did not see any longer than 50'. Some of the deluxe sites had a concrete patio with wrought iron table and chairs along with extra seating, ours however, had a picnic table on a sloped small patch of grass. The sites are pretty close together and the "streets" to get into and out of the sites are very narrow. While we were there five nights we had two days with no water due to some issues they were having. The sewer hookup at our location was defective as the adapter couldn't screw into the connector and the office was aware of the issue - seems it was throughout the campground. The location is convenient to Annapolis and Baltimore as well as DC. - Tony Connie and Rusty
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
Sep 2015 - $8.00
We stayed here while visiting DC. I was concerned with security prior to my arrival, but was very surprised to find a park that made me feel safe. The NP police headquarters, for all National Parks in this area, is located at the park entrance. The park is completely surrounded by a huge forest. Though it is close to I-495, we could barely hear traffic at night. We were there mid September when the sites were 75% unoccupied, one loop was completely closed for the season. Our site was paved. Handicap and a few others are paved with asphalt, but most are gravel/dirt. $16 regular nightly fee or $8 with senior/disabled pass. No sites have hookups. There is water (hose bib) within 100' of most sites. There was only one dump station, which will be problematic during high use times. I will stay here again spring or fall, but not during high use summer season. - R V Camper
Aug 2015 - $16.00
This was a great place to leave RV and explore D.C. Metro is a half hour walk away. Easy to use but make sure you have $5 notes handy for the machines. Two toilet blocks but only one has a shower. Dry camping so don't expect electric water or sewer. No wifi but tmobile worked fine here. Very pretty setting. Apparently they still have ticks but we weren't bothered by any. Great option close to DC. - kiwitravelers
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
Oct 2016 - $61.00
Fantastic park; convenient access to Washington DC. Pricier than we generally pay but well worth it given the service, amenities and close proximity to Washington DC.
Recommend everyone attend the complementary session to help the tourist plan an enjoyable visit to DC.
Site was long enough for our unit and all services were easily accessible except for the cable. Parking our tow vehicle was tight.
Laundry room & machines were excellent & lots of them.
Cafe makes a great, reasonably priced breakfast. - Our-Wandering-Casa
Oct 2016 - $61.00
The entire facility is definitely top rate. However, it is situated next to two freeways and road noise is unbearable. We had to relocate to another spot after our first night due to being in a location that backed up to a freeway. The park representative was cranky and quite out that she had to accomodate our move request, but followed through nonetheless. Access to Washington D.C. Is good from this park. - Altoflyfisher
Sep 2016 - $61.00
Great place to stay while touring DC. A little crowded, but still could sit out at night. Do not miss the 4 o'clock orientation on how to see DC. We rode the Metro and Circular Bus instead of pay big bucks for Hop on and Hop off. They have day and night Grayline tours from the campground too. We did the night tour and enjoyed it. If you have a dog, their recommended dog walker is great. 240-501-7455. There is also a business that will wash and wax your coach while you have a great time. Make sure you read all of the information you will get. They made touring DC a breeze! But we walked 6-7 miles a day...hot tub was welcome. Would definitely visit again. - HayNan