This is a terrific RV park, other than the constant freeway noise and the heavy traffic and rotten roads when you venture outside the park. Sites are good sized with good utilities and WiFi. Both our Verizon and T-Mobile data hotspots worked well. Staff is helpful and friendly, and the store is outstanding. They offer two newspapers in the store. The Greenbelt Metro station is only minutes away, and the Metro whisks you to all the wonders of Washington. Good Italian restaurant and supermarket a mile away, and the little on-side cafe serves up some pretty good light food. Note that the pull-thru sites are mostly reserved for over night visitors, and they have side-by-side hookups. You're better off with a back-in site. Large and very nice laundry. What is not to like? We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has the nicest personnel in the office to help you out to make your visit here the most enjoyable that it can be. Their RV supplies store is well equipped and vary comparative to the RV/Marine store several blocks away. They have a highly rated bicycle shop a few blocks away that can help with any local or distant cycle trails you may want to explore. We came out of season, but plan to come back late spring. The only less than positive comment that I can make would be it's time for them to re-grade a lot of their sites and add pea gravel or decomposition to get the sites better leveled. They are doing some major renovations next to the office/store. They need to add the grading to their to do list. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a good place to stay while visiting the DC area, as we did for 10 days. Only 15 minutes to the College Park/UMD Metro station, then a very comfortable ride to any part of DC you desire. Interior campground roads were paved, sites gravel and level, with strong 50-amp service and water, sewer, a fire pit and a table. Spacing between sites was decent. This place had excellent free internet access with several access points throughout the park, and we did not experience the drops or slow speeds previously reported. Verizon signal to our MiFi and phones was strong. The office staff was helpful, and there was a daily gathering with a knowledgable person who distributed information, answered questions and helped with bus schedules for folks who wanted to use the convenient shuttle from the park. The laundry room was large with many machines - nice. The "bathhouses" we checked were modern with good showers, and were very clean. The pools were closed for the season, but looked nice. There was an onsite conference center and even a cafe, but we never had a chance to try the food. A large grocery store was only a mile away, with many other large businesses and services just a few minutes farther. The busy I-95 runs very near the park, so there was always background noise - but it was not bad enough to keep us awake at night. Although a bit pricey because they have no weekly rate, we loved this campground and would definitely come back. The rate we got was with a Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff was friendly and informed. This park is big rig friendly. The main complaint I have is it is very noisy because it is so close to the expressways. I am aware that the park can not do anything about it, but it is very annoying. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Check-in was straight-forward. I wanted to use public transportation to go into Washington DC, so they provided printouts and maps of "how to" information as well as explaining the process, answering questions, and selling me a Metro pass. Metro bus picks up inside the campground which is convenient. Ongoing traffic noise since the park is near a major highway, but somewhat muffled by the trees so that it's mostly just a constant background hum. My site was a reasonable size and only needed a small amount of leveling. Nice wooded environment. Park was clean and seemed well managed. Wi-Fi was OK (but not fast) the first few days, then very temperamental with multiple drops per day. You generally could try different signals from the park and get reconnected, but it often took several tries, which was annoying. I didn't try out most of the park amenities. Overall, for someone just needing an RV spot and not all of the amenities, the park is a bit pricey, but the convenience of access to DC made the trade-off worth it for me. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This well organized and efficient operation provides a very good location for exploring the capitol. Utilities, including cable and wi-fi, were very good. Interior roads are paved; most sites are level gravel with fire-rings and tables. Trees and undergrowth between roads add privacy but road noise was pervasive. Restrooms and showers are large, clean and well-lit. Amenities include well-stocked camp store, pools, playgrounds, hot tub, sauna and an on-site bus stop that connects with the D.C. Metro system. The large and friendly staff was busy throughout the park keeping things in good order (except in the laundry where many units were out of order). The price reflects the Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a convenience park, not a resort. It’s the go-to park for people wanting to visit the Washington D.C. area. It’s a little pricey. It’s located right next to one of the busiest Interstates on the East Coast. The sites aren’t perfectly landscaped with level concrete pads, and most are wooded back-ins. It’s worth it to be in a park where the city bus takes you to the Metro into D.C., or the tour bus picks you up at the office. If you’re “passing through” and don’t plan to visit D.C., or have some other reason to be in the College Park area, this may not be the park for you. I made reservations online, and they had no record of it, including my $50 deposit, so check-in was slower than expected. Our pull-thru site was long enough, but difficult to get level and oddly configured with our neighbors pointing in the opposite direction (sharing a “patio”). We did get one of the few satellite-friendly sites, so didn’t need the included cable. The park’s Wi-Fi was well distributed, but relatively slow and inconsistently able to maintain a connection. VZW was strong. Given the prices, there were a surprising number of perma-rigs. Staff was generally friendly and helpful, once the reservation confusion was addressed (don’t make me feel like it’s my fault you can’t find my reservation and deposit). We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a wonderful 12 day stay at Cherry Hill Park. The staff were fantastic and very helpful - especially with planning our visits to Washington DC attractions. Their service was the best we have ever had. Our rate reflects a military discount. Our RV site was roomier than we expected with a gravel pad, picnic area (other sites had brick picnic areas) and well cared for grass. We enjoyed having several campfires using their very reasonably priced campfire wood which they delivered to our site. The facilities were immaculate and we especially enjoyed the spa and pool. The restrooms were sparkly clean and the showers were very roomy. We found the store to be well stocked and with a better variety than most parks. We were disappointed with the noise from the highway, but that was not unexpected (this is what resulted in a lower rating). We will return but ask for a site with more protection from the noise although it did eventually become "background noise". Finally, the proximity to Washington DC and the many different modes of transportation available right at the park to go sightseeing make Cherry Hill the perfect place to stay when in the area. We highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we told the staff that we had been here before, they had no record of our visit two years ago. We had trouble leveling the unit on that visit so I told them I wanted a lot that would handle a 40 ft motorhome and that it was level. Repeated the request multiple times. Was assigned a site, drove to it, and again it was not level but we tried to level the unit. The wheels on the right side was off the ground, and the front jack would not extend enough. So called the office for a different site. Was told one to check, again you could see that it was too short and not level. I picked a level site, called the office, told them the number and was told that it was a "premium" site for what ever that meant. We could not see a difference. Went to hook up the water, the backflow valve leaked and had to go to the office and report that. Indicated that I was not happy with paying more and the utilities were broken. Visited with another camper, he had similar issues with the size of his unit/lot, was staying ten weeks and they would not give him a break on price. Not sure if we will stop again if in the area. Both the staff and I were frustrated. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Close to DC; Would use again. Easy to back into our site which was full service including cable. Wi-Fi worked well. Nice clean bathroom/shower buildings. Large pool area. Staff was helpful with guiding us as to which transportation to use. Bus stops right at the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice and convenient park close to Washington DC. The staff is efficient and the park is well kept. I would have given this park a 10 except that their sites are not level. They are doing some construction in the park until next year, so some of the sites might be a bit dusty. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent choice for a stay over while traveling or as a destination campground while touring the area. We love the super sites, the pool area, and walking the whole campground. We are looking forward to our next visit as they are undertaking a huge expansion at the front of the park, which will include an indoor pool a new outdoor pool/splash area and what looks to be a hotel/lodge. Big plans in the works! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Cherry Hill Park is a great jumping-off point to DC attractions and they know it, but don't rely on it. They offer a public bus depot to nearby subway lines, an incredible camp store with just about every kind of camp-food you'd want (including beer, very few places sell beer onsite!) and a parts store that rivals some dealerships (not sure it's not part Camping World). The two pools, cafe and playgrounds are welcome after long days touring the capitol. It's nice that they offer such nice amenities when they could get away with the bare-minimum given their location. The staff was plentiful and very, very helpful. The shower house was near Disney-quality clean and well maintained. The highway noise is considerable (but that's to be expected so close to the city), the sites very (almost too) close together and, as posted earlier, the water connections were in a wonky place (near front of camper and a few feet into our neighbors already-limited space), but considering the 'home-base for touring' nature of the general populace these are minimal complaints. We were extremely impressed with this park (given it's nature and location) and would *absolutely* stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We added two extra days to our stay here so we had to forfeit our pull thru and take a back-in site. Unfortunately, that site was up against the freeway so we had a lot of road noise. It was extremely hot and humid so our air was on the whole time which toned down the noise slightly. We were in the trees, so unable to get satellite reception. We also looked onto a permanent building (trailer) which didn’t add favorably to our experience. It was a convenient location to travel to Washington DC. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an excellent CG if you want to have a base for visiting DC. They have shuttles that pick you up on a regular basis. Also Inner Harbor and Annapolis are within a short distance. It is good for families because there are 2 very nice pools, snack bar and entertainment area. I only gave them an 8 because of the prices, the hookups are not placed right and very limited TV cable. I had a premium site (AAA discount) and it was a stone site with a small brick patio that had a wrought iron table and 4 chairs, and grill. It was fairly level - It was not especially tidy - grill was not cleaned out, some trash on site, and not a lot of space between your neighbor. Fortunately I had been to this CG before and knew to bring extra lengths of TV cable, and water hose. I heard several people complaining about the hookups which are sort of in the middle of the site, but the TV is further out. In addition, I made the reservation on line, with a deposit and asked for a specific site. It was not until checking in that I was told that I did not have the site requested, and was not even close to the area I wanted. In the future I will call instead of using the online, and have a site map handy. We use this mostly for concerts at Meriweather Post Pavillion. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is large and busy. Staff was very helpful. Had a wonderful pet walking service, helped us out for several days. The lawns did need some more mowing and upkeep. Have a fun little café for snacks and ice cream. Wifi was a bit questionable. Bus depot right in front to take you to the Metro for sightseeing. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park to stay in while visiting the DC area. Plan to attend the 4:00 sight-seeing meeting your first day here. That is very informative and gives you a lot of options regarding touring DC, driving, taking the subway, or trolleys, or tour buses. Excellent meeting. This park has so many amenities, and they are in the process of adding even more sites/cabins/pools, etc. The internet was strong and very usable, as was cable TV. We stayed in the 1300's which was far enough from the traffic that it posed no sound problem for us. The only reason we give a 9 instead of a 10 is the sites are gravel with gravel patios instead of concrete sites and patios. If we are in the area in the future, we will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Yes, this is an expensive park, but so convenient to Washington, DC and public transportation that it was worth it. We also had a great site across from pool. The sites are tight, some more than others. Had a big dog park, but they need a path and steps to get to it for some of us older people to prevent us from falling down the grassy hill. Also, liked the dog walking service. Internet was okay at times, cable good and very clean park with cement pads. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects 10% AAA discount. This is our second stay here. We were in site 1307 which was fine and in 1301 our first stay. This is close to the bathhouse and away from the worst interstate noise. This campground makes it so easy to visit DC. The bus comes right to the campground or you can drive 3 miles to the metro station which is what I recommend, especially on weekends. The bath house was clean and spacious, the internet was steady and the cable was okay but a little limited in channels. We found the office staff helpful if a bit abrupt but check-in was quick and efficient. We had an escort to our site and when we had to change because of utilities they were very cooperative. The laundry room was large but in need of cleaning. We were well satisfied with our stay and would definitely recommend and stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed at this park a few years ago and found it convenient to visit DC. First, I would say that the people are friendly and the staff helpful. The park did seem more run down then it had in the past, but I surmised this might be because they are in the process of building a new "lodge" and making major improvements which seem to be planned for 2014. It does have plenty of amenities and was clean, but my biggest gripe was the cable and internet access. During our stay it was pretty rainy and we had no satellite reception. So we hooked up to the park cable and it had terrible reception. Just having a access point in the park doesn't mean you have internet access. The signal strength and bandwidth was so low that it was frustrating to try to use their internet services, I finally had to turn off wireless on my devices and use the 4G cell signal instead. I hope that they invest in sprucing up the playground and pool areas when they roll out their other improvements. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is very near the highways, so there is road noise, but there are many large trees here, green spaces, ponds, even wild areas for natural habitat. Very helpful office staff. Two pools, plus a hot tub and sauna. Recycling bins are everywhere. Uses wind and solar power. The laundry has big washers/dryers. Accepts various discount cards for 10% off. Would definitely stay here again to visit DC. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects a Good Sam discount; they will take 10% off the $62 nightly rate for most any discount clubs (GS, AAA/CAA, PA, KOA, etc.). As others have stated, it's the only game in town. Office staff are very friendly, can't say the same for workampers. They are very accustomed to the tourist into DC and provide Metro cards, tourist info, maps, etc. Just ask. Sites are close together. Some only 5' or so apart (the pull-throughs). Facilities are seemingly nice enough (we didn't use them). There is a fully fenced dog park, but one has to walk through high grass to get to it and it's not well-maintained (needs mowing). Yes, you are surrounded by highways and can hear the cars all night. It didn't bother us, but cannot imagine being a tent camper or sleeping with one's windows open. Given all that, we would stay here again. Oh, don't bother with the city bus to the Metro station from the park - if you have a tow, drive and park - even during rush hour we always found parking, it was less time consuming than the bus and less expensive if there is more than one person in the car. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you come from the "Blue Ridge Mountains", then this campground is a shock: it lies in the triangle of I95/I495 and is extremely loud. And as extremely expensive. But there are not many alternatives in the area. Everything else is OK: The two pools are clean, the parking spaces large enough for large RVs. Wi-Fi is fast and free. Cable TV OK. The staff has been very friendly to us. As I said, all good, except rest and price. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Huge park. Very close to Interstate 95/495, and you can hear the traffic noise. All of the sites are gravel. Many are not level, and if you have auto jacks, the wheels on one side will barely be touching the ground. Most big rigs will not have much room to park their toad/truck. Back ins are various lengths, with a few 45' which are the longest. Pull throughs are much longer, but in limited numbers. Premium sites don't offer much more than regular sites, and don't seem worth paying more for. You are one hour from DC using the the Metro. Hardly any good restaurants or chain restaurants within 5 miles. Nearest is Applebee's, about 3-4 miles, but terrible service and reviews! Office staff are hit and miss; we were unlucky and got poor service most of the time. The youngsters are the worst, lack of knowledge and don't seem too interested in helping you. My wife tried their on site cafe "Grill" one time. The chili dog she ordered was cold with an unpleasant taste and the coleslaw was inedible. She threw it away after a few mouthfuls. We stayed two weeks, and we could never get an internet connection. Verizon and AT&T signal was fine. Cable is about 30 channels. Nice swimming pool area with life guard. Nice small park areas for kids. Very popular with package tour tent groups. It appears to be about as close to DC as you will get. Our rate was based on a weekly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The location of this campground is good for visiting the DC area but you are still 45 minutes from most attractions. The sites are fairly close together and of average length. They have a lot of different facilities including pools, hot tub, sauna,cafe, playground and also good areas for pets. They also have several bath houses throughout the park. Above average CG, good location, nice facilities but a bit worn down. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The pros to this park is the proximity to DC and tourist activities. Buy the smartcard and take the metro to DC. It is cheaper and faster to drive to the metro and pay for parking than take the bus from the park, but you have either option. The park facilities are in serious need of cleaning. Bath houses need thorough cleaning. Hot tub jets are weak, but available after a long day of sightseeing. The sauna is reached by walking thru the adult lounge and adjacent the snack bar. Felt very uncomfortable about this. There seem to be workers who have children who roam the snack bar, hot tub and sauna. The staff was nice, but not exceptionally so. We would stay here again, however, the park was not as nice as we had expected. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Cherry Hill Park is a great place to stay while in the DC area. Our site was clean, level and landscaping was very nicely kept. All of the staff was friendly and helpful. The laundry was clean and attended to. They even have a staff member to show you how to get around on the metro bus and subway. The Café was wonderful. Susan and Daniel were so nice and always eager to make our meal just right. The club sandwich is perfect, as was the other foods items we ate there It was so nice to come in from a day of sight seeing and have the Café available to eat at. And the ice cream was also good. They also had available a dog walker, Sandy, who was a life saver for our schnauzer, Jake. She came every day we were out sightseeing, walked, played and gave him a treat. Jake loved her!! It was a good stay. Thank you to Cherry Hill Park and Staff!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here 3 nights, great location for seeing DC. Staff is very helpful and the park has a great attitude in general. All the utilities worked well and it was super easy to get DC by way of the Metro from the park. Also, there is a dog walker who is available to walk you dog while you are sight seeing and she does a great job. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Paved interior roads with gravel sites. The access to DC is good and takes travel time with the bus and metro about 45-55 minutes one way. WiFi was useable in the mornings, but generally not at night. The price is a bit high, but they have the only game in town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a phenomenal park to stay at. Couldn't use the pools this time of year, and we didn't take advantage of the Metro bus access but still had a great time. Extremely well stocked store and very friendly and helpful staff. Sites are a little too close together, and that's the only reason I didn't rate a 10. Nature hike around the park was fun for the kids. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just came back from Cherry Hill last week. The campground's location is awesome. About a two mile ride to the Metro stop. I would definitely stay there again but I would not rate this as a 5-star RV resort. The facilities are a little dated and campsites small. It appears the owners have all the right intentions but may not have the staff to maintain the park. Just don't get your hopes too high. Its nice but its all about location location.... We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park. Well maintained. Roads are paved, sites are gravel and fairly level. Sites have adequate spacing between them. Park has trees but many spaces are open which allowed us to use satellite dish. Interstate is nearby as is the busy entrance road, so road noise is constant but was not annoying or a problem during our visit. Lots of amenities in the park, very helpful staff. Free Wi-Fi that worked great for our visit. Close to Metro stops or you can take bus right from park to Metro station. Easy access to the Interstate. I would highly recommend this park if you are visiting the D.C. area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for a week during spring break. It was very cold weather but we still enjoyed our stay. Upon check in, they were very friendly and lots on duty to help out. They have been in business since the 1920s. Their camp store was great and souvenirs were the same price as in the city. We reserved a pull-through site but when we arrived (busy week, Easter), they were all taken and we had a back in. no problems. Always people around the camp to pick up garbage, cleaning bathrooms (we didn't use), etc. We added an extra night and it was no problem. When we were leaving, we needed air in our tires and they had an air station and they even escorted us to the site. We also needed a propane (cold nights!!) fill up and they did it while we were out sightseeing. You can take the Cherry Hill bus right at the entrance to the metro but we found it even easier (and same price) for the four of us to drive (and pay, but equals the same amount) to the Greenbelt metro and jump on there. Target down the street, IKEA down the street along with Giant. Would definitely stay here again. The only drawback was the Internet...good sometimes, great others and terrible most time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rates are $72-premium, $67-pull thru, $62-back in with no weekly or monthly rates. They offer 10% off for most clubs. This is an excellent park given the location on the Wash DC beltway. They have all the amenities including WiFi (spotty), pool, hot tub, dog runs, picnic tables, fire pits, on-site restaurant, & good RV store. Bus stops right in park to get to Metro then DC. . Road noise from nearby freeway varies from dull to loud roar depending on site. Sites are gravel and many are not level. Length & width of sites varies greatly with many that are too short for big rigs or too close together. First site they gave us was on a tight corner & tough to get into but they allowed us to switch to a better site with no hassle. I would NOT pay extra for a premium site since the only benefit is a propane grill. Premium sites are no longer or easier to get into than any other site. At this price point, I expect wide long level sites. Both Verizon & ATT had 4G signals. Lot of trees so satellite access is site dependent. Cherry Hill is the best place to stay to tour DC. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here in January, so the camp was pretty empty. It seems like it would be crowded during DC tourist season, as access to the city is very easy from here. The camp was nice enough; however, the walking trails were trashy and parts of the camp are run down. We probably won't stay here again, due to the noise from the Capital Beltway. The camp is located right off of 495 near Rte 1 in College Park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a 5 star campground. Everything is in pristine condition. This campground has everything you could possibly need. Swimming, miniature golf, a cafe, laundry, showers, conference room, security, parks for the kids, walking trails, paved roads that are well marked with street signs. Internet. The water pressure was a little low, but it was great water! hookups were all in nice condition. I think all the sites have fire pit and picnic tables -- ours did. The sites were small, but we didn't find this to be a big problem. Finding a spot we could back into was a little more challenging since we arrived at night. Loved every minute of it and would definitely stay here again! Well worth the extra money in comparison to other campgrounds in the area. Internet worked 95% of the time. Generally, no problems connecting and staying connected. Regular TV was better than the cable because of the new HDTV. Class act all the way! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a great place. Perfect location for visiting DC., and the surrounding areas. At their suggestion we used the metro pass. It was so easy and kept the stress level down. They also have bus tours which they arrange. We took the night out and I would recommend that. This park bends over backwards to take care of your needs. We had booked for two weeks but because of Hurricane Sandy we left two days early and without question they refunded us for two days. Only negative is the freeway is Very Close and you get some noise. Love this place, we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the best parks we have stayed in the last 2-1/2 years! The office help is friendly and very helpful. They have a lady that does seminars Monday-Friday on tours and the metro. There is a bus that will take you into Union Station to catch the hop-on/hop-off bus as well as the daily tours and bring you back to the park in the later afternoon. That was a big help! We had a nice large site that we backed into and all have picnic tables and fire pits. There are also pull-through sites. Water pressure was very good. We were backed up to the Beltway and it was quite noisy, but we could have moved and chose not to. This is the only park I have seen that will refund your money if you decide to leave early. We will stay here on our next visit to D.C. as two weeks just wasn't long enough to see what we wanted. We will recommend this to our friends. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I was given a gravel, back in site. It took one ½ inch board to level my RV side to side. I noticed many RV’s were on boards or were using their mechanical devices to level. At $53.00 a night, I should not have to level my trailer. Access roads were good. Wi-Fi worked well. Staff was very friendly and gave good information regarding tours and driving around the D.C. area. There is lots of freeway noise during the day. At night the noise it is not as noticeable. The park is very helpful in setting up tours and explaining how to use public transportation to access the D.C. area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
They make it easy to see DC from the park. Bus/train into town will run you about $11 total round trip, beats the drive as DC I-495 is horrendous. Nice laundry, fair priced cafe, long pull throughs, good cable. Wi-Fi temperamental with wife's laptop, fine with mine. Restroom toilet paper is the eco friendly type, pretty much onion skinned. Some noise at night. Cherry Hill Rd VERY BUSY as you pull out, either direction. No weekly price either, so that is drawback. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Expensive, but considering the proximity to DC, it makes a good base for exploring the capitol. A very short walk to in-camp bus terminal, where you can get shuttle bus to DC Metro system; if I recall correctly, 90 cents for seniors on bus, and then transfer to DC Metro rapid transit for about $2.50 to downtown DC. Total time is about 45 minutes each way. Campground is very tidy and very marked and delineated (just follow the colored line to your parking area!). Most people seem to be there for a few weeks; sites are not all pull-through, but backing in is no problem for me; site sizes were very adequate. Altogether, a nice, pricey, urban, very regulated campground. Surprisingly quiet after dark, although you could sometimes hear a semi on nearby freeway ramp. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is great because of the total experience. For a traveler visiting D.C., they are completely organized to help you with you visit. The bathrooms are very clean and spacious. The sites are level and clean. Their is a great trail for walking around the park. This is a very dog friendly park with lots of room for the dog to walk. A great dog walker was available through the office. The laundry was big and clean and there is even a nice little cafe. We stayed for 7 nights and would recommend to anyone visiting D.C. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a great park to tour DC. They gave wonderful directions for the Metro and set us up for a nite tour right from the park. Plenty of space between RV's and very clean bathrooms. Staff at front desk is very helpful. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We arrived Tuesday, 42ft MH. Traffic heavy at noon, but no real trouble finding it. Get Directions! Not a place to get on the wrong turn. Friendly staff, very nice, clean park. We had sewer on site, not sure all do have. WiFi, but slow. Pool cool, hot tub warm. Tours pick up from Campground. Shopping center with grocery and hardware store, just up the street. We would recommend this place to anyone touring DC. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground near WDC. The traffic is insane around the beltway so it's nice to have a restful place nearby. This is a large campground with lots of options. Site was a level backin and just fit us with our tow parked in front at an angle. If our neighbor hadn't moved his car we would have had a hard time getting out, but there are plenty of bigger pull through sites and other backins which would eliminate that issue for a 45'. They said that the pull throughs get a lot of in and out traffic so if you stay several days they recommend a back in. We didn't notice that being a problem. We couldn't hook up to the Wi-Fi at our location. Since we weren't here much, it wasn't a big issue but it could be. The ice cream sundaes were outstanding! Would stay here again because the location is excellent. We didn't go into WDC but the transportation available would make it very easy. The office is well staffed and they are helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older park but closest to Washington DC. Staff is great & very knowledgeable. Do attend the information session when you arrive. The lady doing the information sessions knows the public transportation system like the back of her hand and knows everything about everything! An employee, in the office, ended up being our dog walker; and she was fabulous. We did not feel comfortable with the original dog walker...it just wasn't a good fit for either of us. The person from the office came by the day before to meet us and our dog. I'm sure the other walker is fine, but our dog had been stolen before and we are more than a little nervous about leaving her. We are 45 ft and we could not get our car on our site without parking it on the grass, which we did. Some road noise at night, but we ran the A/C, which helped. Bathrooms & showers are old, but great water pressure and clean. Again, the best place to stay to see Washington DC. You never have to get in your car. Bus picks up at campground about every thirty minutes to take you to subway. Very convenient. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Expensive but worth it! Rate reflects a Good Sam discount for a 30-amp, back-in site. A finely tuned operation. The city bus stops at the campground (covered waiting area) and will take you to the Metro which will take you into the city. An orientation at 4 PM details what the campground offers, and they also sell tickets for the Grayline tours of the city. Again, the shuttle arrives AT CAMP and takes you to town where you board the tour bus. The campground office also sells Metro / Bus passes. When I had an issue with my pass not working, they replaced it immediately, no questions asked. Close to shopping and an IKEA. Wi-Fi a bit flaky with so many trying to use it. Great cable TV. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great place to camp. Good location and reasonable compared to KOA. It is super clean with large sites. The only problem is that the wi-fi keps kicking out. The tour information is very good and helpful. Better than most except for the wi-fi. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is a perfect as everybody says it is. If wasn't so expensive I would have rated it a 10, but when you are the only game it town, you set your own price. The park itself is a 10. Easy day trip to Baltimore as well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The best cable TV we've ever had at an RV park, included several HBO channels. The staff is great. Also if you decide to leave early they will refund your money. We had never heard of an RV park doing this. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this park! The only things we did not like were the Wi-Fi went in and out and was a total pain to use and there needs to be more larger sites. Many people were parked on the grass or on the road because their vehicles did not fit in their driveway. However, this is a wonderful campground! There is a bus depot right on the site. There is a cafe with good food and decent prices. Tons of activities for the kids. The park is clean and nicely landscaped. Nice store with camping supplies, food and gift items. Location is great. Definitely would love to camp here again. We were here for a week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Cherry Hill Park is the best park that we found on a 7 week trip up the east coast! What a great location!! The Metro picked us up at the entrance to the park and took us to Union Station to catch the subway or we could take the Metro into DC. Metro passes are only $5.00 vs paying for the Hop on Hop off tours that are very expensive. We paid $148.00 for 3-2 day tour passes and chose not to use the 2nd day because we couldn't find a bus to hop back on and ended up taking cabs to get everywhere. No one at the front desk shared the Metro secret with us! I asked a Metro driver who was on break about their routes and this is how I found out about it. The park was awesome. Every amenity you could ever want. Great cafe! Large laundry room, dog runs, bb courts, 2 pools, sauna, hot tub, 4 computers for guests to use near the cafe (snail mail!). The park has 4 or 5 homes that they rent out that are beautiful and also rent out park model trailers and cabins and yurts. Don't miss out on this park. We extended our stay so that we could spend more time in DC. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy access once off I-95. Sites and interior roads are gravel, sites are generally level. We had a corner site which gave us extra room, some sites are close together. Utilities worked well although water hookup required two hoses to reach. Good cable and SAT reception. Two nice pools and rec area. Large laundry, well stocked RV parts store and a cafe. Office staff was helpful and well organized with plenty of local info. Metro station is about 4 miles away. A very good grocery is less than 1 mile. Expensive, but a good resort type campground this close to Washington is worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the few RV parks close to Washington DC. There is bus service to the Metro, but we chose to drive, which worked out fine. The laundry facilities are quite old and hot, but they have a nice waiting room with TV, cards, etc. The cafe offered just basic food which we did not try. The pool was kid friendly: too much so for us. We parked, in a pull through site which was very quiet. The site was super long so we could park our tow car in front of behind the rig. We spent all of our time power-touring WDC and loved it! The area of College Park is not very nice. Hard to find quality grocery stores, but did find Mom's Organic Market not too far away. Yes, we are foodies from California! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Huge park. Nice layout. 2 pools with cafe. Excellent facilities. Great camp store. One of the nicest we have seen. We stayed here two days. Staff was friendly and helpful. Saw lawn staff with weedwhackers, but don't know what they were doing. Only down side was the grass between sites was uncut and not trimmed in many locations. We would definitely stay here again. Full service facility. Easy in and out. Large open spaces for families and pets. Big rig friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was great park. As others have mentioned, it is very convenient to the DC area, highways and overall a nice park. The only reason, I did not give it a 10 out of 10, is because the WiFi was not stable and very useful. The sites were ok, but on gravel, which brings in a lot of dust and dirt into the RV. There are a lot of sites here, with a constant flow of campers. The pool was a little cloudy, because of the high number of folks swimming in the pool. The campground is well managed and we will definitely be back for a longer term stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Wi-Fi was unusable. We had to use our own air card. Thus the 8 rating instead of 10. Gravel sites instead of level concrete sites. Great check-out policy, you can check out early, and they will give you a refund. There are always sites available, so it's a great place to go without worrying about making reservations. We have been here many times, and will return. The location is great, close to DC, and easy access to highways. If they had monthly long term rates, we would base camp here more often. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are full time travelers and stayed for 3 months during the spring of 2012. Exceptional! Staff and management are friendly, professional and ready to help make your stay memorable. A very well planned and laid out park with easy access from freeway, and for those with bigger rigs, the park is easy in and easy out. Bathrooms are large, newer construction, clean and exceptionally maintained and conveniently located throughout park. Sites are gravel, some include paved patio bricks and most all sites are grassy and all drain well after heavy rains. Cherry Hill offers a hot tub and two swimming pools, one for children and families and the other for adults. One is heated and one is not and both pools are located immediately adjacent to the club house. There is a wonderful patio with tables and chairs and a great little cafe inside. The food is good and the hamburgers are excellent and the ice cream is great! The club house also features a game room, large, comfortable TV lounge and a large, well equipped laundry room. The office also houses a well stocked store and is able to satisfy most every food, snack, kitchen, bathroom and/or RV need. The RV park is large with its own small community personality. Families will enjoy the many playgrounds and runners/hikers will enjoy the wood chip trail surrounding the park. Plenty of shaded sites for RV's and wooded sites for tent campers. Pet owners will appreciate two off leash fenced areas and a couple of large mowed grassy "fields" to play catch and fetch the ball. We have traveled from coast to coast and Cherry Hill has set a standard, a leader and will always hold a special place in our hearts and we can highly recommend this park without hesitation. We camped here in a Motorhome.
While many of the amenities were nice, including the pools, the cafe, the campground store; we weren't thrilled with our site. It was tight for our motorhome and not ideally situated. We never used the campfire ring, one of our favorite things when camping: because it was literally within 8 feet of our neighbors sewer. The smell was awful. Just space wise, we would have had to make a 3/4 circle around the fire or place a chair directly over their sewer. When I called back in February we had requested specific spots for our stay. Upon arriving we were told that specific sites cannot be reserved and the sites we had requested were not available. Although we noticed that the following day they were empty and remained empty for the remainder of our 1 week stay. Besides our site being very small for our 39' motorhome, the location of the site was excellent. It was directly across from the pool, which was ideal for us. We ate a couple of breakfasts in the cafe. The food was good and our kids really enjoyed it. We were a short drive away from the subway system, which was a great way to get around Washington D.C. I would highly recommend using the subway system. We would stay here again if visiting Washington. No, not everything was perfect, but overall it was a good experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
So let me start off with this. It's the only game in town if you want a good location to DC! My low rating is more for the site itself (especially for the price they charge), not for the park, which was quite nice. We paid for a premium site, but when we arrived, there was a boat to the left (that they should have never let park there), a truck to the right and a dumpster in front, across the street. With our 40' RV, it was impossible to get in. I had to explain to them that a site that is impossible to get in, by definition, is not premium!!! They did help us get in, after that boat was moved, and the only way was to move all the outdoor furniture and picnic benches and roll over the brick pad that wasn't made for driving over. Their sites are just plain too tight and they don't have a lot of pull throughs. They also say they are closer to DC than they are. You have to take a bus and metro and it takes at least an hour, more if you need to go on anything but the green line. All in all, it was a good location, and did have some fun amenities for the kids, but getting settled was very stressful and the sites were far too tight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has everything, including bus transportation to the Metro station for easy access to the subway. Paved road, nice sites. Some of the front sites are close together, but at the back of the park the sites are larger. A downside is that it is so close to the Washington Beltway that you can hear traffic all the time, but there are no other options for camping in the area. Nice pool for the kids, evening movies, and a wagon ride in the evenings. Good WiFi. Price is high, since there is no competition. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites at this campground are small and there is little privacy. However, if you are using this campground as a staging area to visit local attractions and are away much of the day, this is not really an issue. There are many amenities here, including pools (at least one of which is heated), playgrounds, on site dining, laundry facilities, and more. The camping supply store is excellent and is as well stocked as some more popular retail stores. There is convenient access to a great public transportation system (i.e., the Washington Metro). Overall, this campground is a solid option for visiting Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area attractions. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A GREAT park. The entire staff was here for us. We felt the first site was too remote and they were happy to change it for us. They have an orientation every afternoon for new arrivals and answer any questions about the area. There is a local bus that picks up in front of the office to take you to DC. Some tours pick up right at the park. There's a compressor available for tire inflation. There's a restaurant, TV room, laundry and sauna. The roads are paved and varied to make walking or biking a pleasant experience. Very good value for the money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lovely campground, staff friendly and very helpful, site very clean, and good Wi-Fi. The cam shop was good too. This campground is a great way to explore Washington, tours direct from the campground, or bus connections from within the campground to the city. The only disappointment was the rather basic restaurant on site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Philadelphia (city of brotherly love) should take notice of this jewel of a campground in our congested nation's capital. We have no options to visit family in the Levittown/Bristol area. Cherry Hill is our 1st stop on our way south and north, twice a year. They've got a great setup for all R/V types in this huge campground. Terrific pools, cafe, play areas, and shuttle to all the tourist area if DC. I'll admit some of the sites in the front of the park are tight and not spot on level, although I've never had to use blocking. The hook ups are a little confusing but work out. The cable TV and WiFi are great and this place is very professionally run. Great RV and food supplies await in the camp store and even a life sized, cut out of the standing president for photo ops is available. As grandchildren get older we'll plan a longer visit to show them the monuments and tourist sites in our capital. We love it here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As so many others have stated, this is a top of the line resort. The process was very easy from arrival to departure. Convenient access to public transportation, with the bus station on the premises, and tour info readily available. The sightseeing overview given daily at 4 PM is helpful in getting up to speed quickly. The Star Diner is a little pricey, but a very good feed, with more than ample potions. What kept this from being a 10 in my book? The Internet service. Unfortunately during my 2 week stay, the Wi-Fi proved to be slow and unreliable. But that was about the only negative I experienced, other than sore feet, but that's because of there being too much to see in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean & friendly. Metro bus at campground allows very easy option for getting into DC. Very happy with our site. It was spacious, level, and backed to the woods. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very good campground. Pros: excellent, helpful staff; lots of amenities; a bus stop at the campground that takes you to metro and then to down; grounds well kept; Wi-Fi good but spotty at times; lots of cable TV stations (important since trees block dish in many sites); good water pressure; electric did not hiccup. Cons: many of sites are very, very narrow, slides almost touch; on the back side of CG have lot of road and metro trail noise; not many other cons except the most important one: price! For $65 you should get a site that is wide enough to open your slides without fear of hitting your neighbor. My advice is to get here as soon as they will let you check in and have them show you the site that they assign you to. We did that, didn't like the one they showed us and they went out of their way to find us one (1702) we liked. The only reason we might not stay here again, is the price. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very good and well managed RV campground. In fact, probably the best we have ever stayed in. We camped here in a 5th wheel for 10 days. The campground has just about everything you can think of including a restaurant on site. It is also the most kid-friendly RV place you can imagine! It was the perfect location to visit Washington DC, Baltimore Harbor, Gettysburg, and Annapolis. The bus picks you up and takes you to Metro for a short ride into DC. Use your car/truck for a drive to the other great sites. Every day they have a 1 hour training session for newcomers on how to see the sights, at the least cost. It was great! The downsides? The roads into the campground are very poor and go slow on Cherry Hill across the bridge: big bumps and a nasty pot hole. Thank God they had an on-site RV repairs. I would have given them a perfect 10 score if for one thing. The Wi-Fi is terrible, and their local restaurant recommendations are way out of date. Some days the Wi-Fi works; others it’s poor. Best time to upload a pic onto Facebook of your travels was 4 am in the morning. Still, if we come back to Washington DC, I will stay here. Score them a great 9 in my book. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As others have written, Cherry Hill Park is very convenient to Washington DC, has fairly nice amenities (pool, cafe, dog area, etc.) and is a bit on the expensive side. Like most commercial parks, the sites were somewhat small and there is not a lot of privacy. Our site is all gravel with a picnic table. Since the park is only about 1/2 full, we were able to pick a site with a screen of bushes on our picture window side, but most of the sites would be looking right at a neighbor. The wifi is pretty strong but the connection drops frequently. The store has a good selection of RV supplies, which is handy. Overall this isn't our favorite type of campground, but they do a good job for the niche they fill. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is maintained beautifully. Access to the DC metro is great. Tours from the campground are convenient. The pools (one heated) are some of the nicest we have seen. The cafe offers a wide variety of items. Gift shop and RV supply stores are well supplied. We had a patio premium site with brick patio/picnic table/ patio furniture/grill. Sites are gravel with wood boarder. Nice hiking trail through the woods. Dog park. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Bathroom shower stalls had dressing area with shelves and about 5 hooks for hanging items. Would not hesitate to return. You do hear highway noise and sites are smaller, but we expected this being so close to DC. They offer 10% discount for Good Sam, AAA and a few other clubs. You also get a 20% coupon for the grill. If you purchase a Cherry Hill cup at the Grill you get free refills for your entire stay, so great for the kids. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent place to stay when visiting the DC area. Easy access to the Metro stations. Would definitely stay here again if we were in the area. We would also recommend to others. Very helpful staff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed overnight. Had a pull through site and everything worked well. Although the campground overall is cramped with just about enough room to maneuver, it is well maintained and has a lot of amenities plus being close to Washington DC. Pricey. Since there isn't a lot of competition in the general area, this campground is probably your best bet in the DC area. The traffic is horrendous, almost all of the time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First let me start by saying that if you want peace and quite this may not be the place for you. The facility has lots of great amenities (cafe, pool, general store, conference center, laundry facility) but with that comes people...lots of people. The place is very kid friendly which is a good thing if you have kids (and we do). And while we never encountered an "unruly" kids, they were ever present and sometimes you get a visitor taking a short cut through your site. Not the campground's fault by any means. The spots are very close together. We literally could reach out and touch the rigs on either side of us. We were in between a class A and a fifth wheel (we were in a 28' TT) and it was like being in a canyon. No room for awning and very little sun could get to us anyway. There is no "view" here. And yes, you are very close to the beltway so you will hear the traffic. Because of its proximity to DC this place is very popular. They offer a free Metro shuttle to the station which I'm sure is a big factor for lots of folks. But parking at the Metro station is free on weekends so we drove the 3+ miles and parked there. Overall, the price is a bit steep at $65 bucks. But folks pay it so good for them for charging that much. I must say that every staff member we encountered was more than friendly. The folks at check in were super knowledgeable and always ready to help. I probably would not go back simply because I like a little room to spread out. But I would recommend CHP for someone who wants to do DC for a few days. It is a great spot for that. For those of us who want to lounge and disconnect, this might be one to pass up. Happy Travels!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our second visit to this park. It is very clean and well-managed. There are two playgrounds that are a lot for fun for the kids. When we registered, we were not satisfied with the site assigned but the staff is very agreeable to you choosing another site. We found one of the few with a little bit of shade. The sites are very easy to back into and set up; however, they are NOT spacious or large as previous reviewers have stated. The area we stayed this time, site 707, did have quite a bit of room but most of the sites are very close together. There are several bathhouses, all very clean, and a large laundry room. The cafe is open daily with good food and service. There is a bus available daily for a small fee to drive you to the Metro which you can then take into DC. The staff is well informed about Washington, DC as well. We chose to return here due to it's convenient location to Washington, DC. I don't think I would return in the summer as there is limited shade. The Wi-Fi available is free but the service is very undesirable. I was unable to pick up much of anything. If you want to visit DC, this the park to visit. If you want to actually camp, I wouldn't recommend this place. No scheduled activities, no shade, smaller sites, hilly, but a great pool. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price was with KOA discount. They don't have any off-season rates or weekly/monthly discounts. Convenient park for visiting DC. We would definitely stay here again but were surprised with some of the less-than-stellar features of the park (esp. given its price). Garbage was left at various parts of the park and not cleaned up after many days. The hot tub was fun to go in, but it is old (has cracks and around 8 patches on the fiberglass) and should be replaced. Some of the staff were friendly, but others were definitely not interested in helping customers. One thing that bothered us was that our site shared the grass with another site (they were oriented the opposite direction) so there was no privacy for either site. The tables and grills were close together - seems like a pretty chintzy solution. Sites are gravel and level. Utilities were good. Laundry room was large and has front loaders. One nice bonus was the fenced dog area - very unusual to find in the northeast. We parked at the College Park Metro station for $4.25 which was cheaper than riding the bus from the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate is for FHU 50 amp back-in site with GS discount. Three check-in lanes, multiple people in the office, coded security gate. Paved roads, gravel pads with grass between sites. They try to assign you to a site that will accommodate the size of rig you have, but being as full as they are, it may not always be possible. We did have plenty of room for our coach and toad in our site. Good satellite reception. Verizon cell and 3G coverage excellent. The bus stop inside park is worth its weight in gold. Even though it is pricy, it is still a good value for the money. We will definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the finest campgrounds in America, even with the price considered. Long, level sites and no problems getting in or out. They have a metro bus stop in the campground and one of the staff provides an orientation at 4pm each day on sightseeing in DC; she also sells tour tickets on site. They have 40, yes 40, washers and dryers in the laundry room. They also have an onsite cafe open all day which is convenient. Staff is very helpful. Since I can't find a thing to nit-pick about this campground gets my gold-star rating of 10/10. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is Good Sam discount. Location is excellent. Most sites are short and narrow. When a motorhome would arrive on our road, others on the road would have to move their toad car or pickup in order for the new arrival to get in their campsite, as most toads were parked crosswise at the entry of the campsite-this because they put 40ft motorhomes in a site that is 40ft long. So you have to pull in as far as possible with the rear hanging way past the gravel in the trees, and park the toad or pickup sideways in front. There were other sites that were longer or wider, but most sites were like ours: SMALL. I noticed in another area they had pull throughs that shared the power/water hookups on the driver side, and on the passenger (campsite) side, shared that with another camper also, so they were very close; two picnic tables in a row. That might be nice if traveling with RV friends, but otherwise not so good. Cable TV was snowy as another review mentioned. Didn't use the pool/spa/or restaurant. CG is the best location if you are visiting the Capitol. I've stayed at lots of CGs for less, with much nicer campsites. So bottom line is, if you're visiting Washington, DC, this is a good place to park, and that's all. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our 4th time at Cherry Hill. They never fail to be one of the best. Camped with family in another camper. Even though they were dealing with the Army 10-Miler (which was our reason for being there) they also had the "Taste of DC" and were full to capacity, they managed to find us two "buddy sites." Staff very friendly, as usual and when we told her about our need to be next to each other, she worked it out and took care of us. They also have all the travel passes (Metro cards) available for purchase without a mark-up. Also the parking card required for the lots at the metro station is available for loan. Typically these cost $10 for the card and then you have to put money on the card. Cherry Hill, as another means of taking care of their campers, bought several cards to loan out. While they loan you the card with $5.00 on it, and ask that you return it the same way, at least you are not on the hook for the $10 card fee. Kudo's Cherry Hill. Everything here is meticulously cared for and the bathrooms are always spotless. This is a "10" campground if only a person can get past the size of the spots. Many are OK, but there are some that you are not going to be able to open the awning on and there are a couple that slideouts will cause a problem (yes they are that tight), but a good portion of them are OK in size. This is the only place we consider when coming to our yearly Army race in DC. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here before and it's a great place to stay. The sites are nice and the grounds are well kept. The dog run is great. The office staff is so friendly and helpful. Public bus stops at the entrance to the park and takes you to Metro station for trip into D.C. Office sells tickets so you can get senior fares. They have dog service in park that is so helpful for those of us that have pets. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If our site were larger, I might give this campground a higher rating. Our site is so narrow, we can't walk between our rig and the picnic table to get to our car. The table had to be moved towards the back of our RV to be able to access our storage bins. A tree blocks the awning. The plus is location! There are restaurants, Home Depot, Best Buy and a huge grocery within a mile of this park. While we could level easily, we've noticed several rigs with wheels off the ground or with boards under their wheels. This park is definitely big rig friendly in getting in and out--an important bit of info when you're driving a 45 ft rig and towing a car. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want to tour Washington this is the place. The staff was very helpful in answering all our questions. We had a premium site and was worth the extra $. We got the refillable mug at the cafe that was good for our entire stay. It costs $6.50 and ended up costing about 35 cent when we were done. It is unlimited soda or coffee or ice tea. Get the Smartrip for the metro. They sell them at the office. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The site chosen for us (1609, I believe) was not the best by far - very small in the back of this very large park with a slight incline just out our pop-up's door - but the location and amenities made up for it. We chose to drive to the Metro instead of waiting for the bus at the campground since it only ran once an hour, but the convenience of the depot being on-site would surely make this a fantastic option for DC tourists. The pools and on-site cafe were wonderful amenities, but they weren't exactly a short walk from our site. They do have golf carts to rent, but we didn't even check the price. The store seemed to be well-stocked (even beer, except on Sundays) and there was a Home Depot, Shoppers Food Warehouse, Starbucks, IHOP, and Hard Times Cafe all within a mile of the campground. We will return, but request a bigger site upon arrival if need be (you can't request a specific site ahead of time, but they seemed to be willing to change if you asked). We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Five stars. This is what a campground should be. The person who registered us was friendly and helpful. The sites were spacious and private, quiet, and clean. Great transportation into the city using the bus and Metro. Facilities are first class. I stayed here twice when visiting D.C. and will again next time I visit. Since I use a 3G ATT Mifi, I had five bars and fast Internet any time I wanted. Perfect campground in every way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here multiple times. The site we got this time was perfectly level. We stayed here during Hurricane Irene, so we had no power. But we still had water and sewer. Rate stayed the same. Even though there is supposedly cable TV, we never get it at this park. We get it at other parks. Location of park is excellent. Too bad there is no long term stay rate. Best campground in DC area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate Good Sam Discount. This may be a first but this CG rates a 10+. Check-in was smooth with lots of information provided on DC. Staff Guide lead us to the site and stood by while I backed the fiver into place. Sites are packed gravel while the roads are blacktop. Full hookups incl Cable & no extra charges. Dog walk area is the power line ROW, mowed grass and benches. Metro Access to DC is right on site. A Metro ticket office is right next to the boarding shelter. Metro Bus 81/83 comes into the CG for pickup so you don't need to drive into DC. A short bus ride takes you to either College Park or Greenbelt subway Green line stations. CG staff remains on duty until 10 or 11 PM, apparently waiting for the last Metro of the day to bring residents back to the CG. The Cherry Hill Park RV supply store will save you a long drive to find another place for minor repair parts and accessories. Groceries are a mile away and Costco is 3 miles north on Baltimore. Restroom & showers are spotless, laundry is huge with a wide selection of machines. Pools are sparkling. The Conference Center includes the Star Cafe, sauna and a hot tub, plus an outdoor theater. The CG is handy to the Beltway but time your arrival or departure to avoid the crunch of the DC rush hour. Cherry Hill RV Park is a well planned RV community with all the amenities you would expect in an exclusive, gated community providing a stop over or longer term stays. At first glance the price seems a little high but once you are on premises its easy to see the value. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The only complaint I can think of is the horrendous Wi-Fi. It’s free, but pretty much unusable. They throttle bandwidth to discourage using sites like YouTube, and Google-maps (for an RV park, that is awful) and cut you off after you use a certain amount of data in 24 hours. The way around that is to disconnect from whichever router you are on, and reconnect to another nearby router to finish what you are doing. I still switched to my 3G modem exclusively during rush-hours. Cable TV was basic-only and snowy, but there were plenty of other things to do than watch TV. I can imagine that the sites on the side of the park near the pool complex might get noisy, especially if the roads are wet, as it is a major freeway right there. Ours was quiet enough. Huge park, but very well run, with told me to come back when we were settled and they would help us with our transportation arrangements and directions. Great camp store with reasonable prices on the items for which you would normally expect to be gouged, like bottled water, beer, toiletries, souvenirs, etc. The dedicated RV supply store is just as large, and has everything you could possibly need, including complete RV toilets in 3 varieties. They had a Camping World selection at better prices. Mini-golf, two pools (one with a fountain) indoor hot-tub, outdoor theater showing family movies at night, indoor TV/Computer lounge, decent little snack-bar, huge (but expensive) laundry, affordable firewood. Showers were about average for cleanliness in such a busy place and could use some repairs, but totally acceptable. The Metro bus comes right into the campground about every 25 minutes. There are some non-stops to the subway/metro in the morning. $1.70 EXACT CHANGE per passenger ride (have it ready) for the bus. Then an easy subway ride into DC. They sell round-trip and all-day (good after 9:30am) subway passes at the bus-stop (but not bus passes) and the Metro subway is very easy to ride, including transfers. You pay by distance, not by ride, so calculate it at the kiosk, not the out-of-date website. We ordered the propane service to top-off our coach tank and portable bottle at the site. There are also on-site RV repair services available, which we did not use. We paid for a deluxe site (with brick patio) near the pool, chosen from their park map and an aerial view (Google-maps) when we reserved back in April. My copilot and daughter liked the CG so much, they opted to stay “home” on the final day, while my son and I went back to DC. 11 stars! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Still a great campground and the best place to stay for exploring our nation's capitol. We stayed here one night in a full hook up pull-through. The pools were clean, the cafe has a good menu and the food quality and cleanliness were very good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very friendly, helpful staff at check-in and beyond. Bathrooms and showers very clean and enough to accommodate all campers that needed them. Pools were clean and life guards on duty. Bus service available to Metro but can also easily drive and park at Metro. Would highly recommend for anyone visiting Washington D.C. area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here for five nights as our family took in the sites and history of DC. The location of Cherry Hill is it's single greatest benefit. The fact that the bus picks you up right in front of the camp ground is a major benefit for those not bringing a toad for their visit. The rest of the camp ground was a little disappointing. The sites are very close together, only "premium sites" have a bricked area for the picnic tables, two pools was nice but the bottom of the pool was surprisingly dirty, the pool chairs were also dirty and some needed to be replaced/repaired. The bath rooms were clean but the shower areas were not. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park near D.C. Close to freeway, but not much noise. Paved roads with grass between sites. Sites are close together. Park is close to Metro, bus stop at park. Class each day on "how to D.C." Power, water, and cell signal (AT&T) were good. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
While this park is not perfect, it is very nice. It is a little pricey, but you get a lot for your money; including location, location, location! The check-in was well organized, and the camp hosts were very informative. There is even a daily orientation meeting for the DC area attractions and public transit. For us, it was our placement in the park that made the difference between an okay and a great stay. We originally got a spot toward the back of the park, which I found a little rustic. However, the staff was more than happy to move us, and really great about helping us find a suitable spot. Ultimately, we ended up with a spot that really suited our needs. The park is very large, and located in an urban area. But, the grounds are tree lined, and well landscaped, giving it a park like feel. There are 2 pools, which have lifeguards on duty, a cafe, game room, large laundry room, and many other amenities. Wi-Fi worked great. The subway is a 10 minute bus ride away, but the bus stops right inside the Cherry Hill gate at regular intervals. Then it's just a 20 minute subway ride to the National Mall area. Very easy to navigate. The camp hosts were super informative and helpful. One of the things I liked most about this park is that it is extremely dog friendly, and offers 2 big fenced dog runs so that the dogs can go off-leash. There are plenty of additional green spaces throughout the park, and nicely paved roads for safe leashed walking. I give this Cherry Hill two thumbs up. We stayed here for 10 days in a motor home, and would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the best option in Washington DC but it is a little far from the attractions. The highway noise was bearable when I had a fifth wheel as my neighbor but not when he left. There is a Peruvian restaurant in the area that sells grilled chicken. It is delicious and cheap. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Really nice park, especially considering it's in a fairly urban area. It's also giant. The only park I have come across that's larger, is Fort Wilderness. Lots of features and the staff has really simplified the process of taking public transit into D.C.. The park is run very efficiently and professionally, with very friendly staff. The sites are gravel and required a little leveling, but are nicely shaded. The have a nice little store, with a whole separate section with RV parts/supplies. I was shocked at how well stocked it was for its size and they actually beat Camping World's price on every item I could remember the price on. Keep in mind they are an RV park; I thought that was impressive. Nice pool area (two pools), though it was still a little crowded given how large this place is. We don't bring pets, but they have a huge field for pets to play in. The freeways driving in to the park can be tight and have a lot of traffic, but I suspect our GPS didn't pick the most RV friendly route. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A good, large campground with easy access to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. A Good Sam park, which helps with the higher site rental fee. Staff is knowledgable, camp store is well-stocked with reasonably priced RV supplies. Sites a bit tightly packed, but staff offered that, if we didn't like the site they picked for us, we could pick another, open site, and call them to say we moved. Very nice. We went from a site that had two big rigs on both sides to one with only one "neighbor." No difference in price. If I need to camp again in the DC area, I'd stay at Cherry Hill. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As previously mentioned, the cost of the campsite is expensive. However,you can't beat its convenience for visiting the Washington, DC area. The people at the counter were very knowledgeable of the area and willing to answer any questions we had. I thought the campsite cost was partially offset by the reasonable prices of their firewood, camp store and cafeteria items which I found more reasonable than most (I suggest one of their double scoop ice cream sundaes!). The park is fairly large so depending on where you are situated it can be a hike to the clubhouse, camp store or both. Both pools were nice and supervised by lifeguards. Wi-Fi worked excellent but our cable TV reception was not great. On the negative side, our campsite was not level and you are on top of your neighbor. But we were there for the convenience of getting to DC and Cherry Hill fit the bill. Lastly, for families taking the train I strongly recommend driving the 10 minutes to the station instead of the bus which stops at the park. For a family of four it's almost $28.00 as opposed to $4.25. I would also recommend utilizing one of the local tour operators who provide a "hop on, hop off" service for 1-2 days. In the summer heat, walking from place to place can be brutal. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We live about an hour from Cherry Hill Campground. We come here several times a year for quick getaways to relax. The pool is our favorite part. Since we are already close to DC and have seen all of those sights, we usually just stay at the campground and enjoy the pool all day. It is great to see that they have a Metro Bus stop right at the campground. That is great for those wanting to go to DC without worrying about parking. Golf carts are allowed and they have 4 carts to rent and you can't reserve so it is the luck of the draw if you want one. There is a lot of open space on the property to explore and a long, well kept nature trail. Several friendly maintenance people are busy all day, cleaning up, painting, watering plants, and overall just keeping the place looking in tip-top shape. Free Wi-Fi throughout the park has been installed by Tengo. Coverage is excellent in all areas, however during peak usage in the early evening it would frequently go offline, but if you are patient, it comes back. During the day and late evening, the connection was fast and solid. Wi-Fi is 5 bars around the pool and great for me using my iPad. Cell coverage is strong for all carriers being so close to the DC Beltway with several towers visible in the nearby area. We have a 42' Toy Hauler and they had no problems accommodating us. Most sites are big and there are some very big rigs coming and going. All sites are level with gravel base. Some have a brick patio area. Huge camp store that is well stocked for just about any item you may have forgotten to bring, even beer! The camp store / admin office has a huge solar power array on the roof and they have a display inside showing how much solar is being generated in real time. Neat! The park is very "green" with solar electric and heating arrays on buildings and lots of encouragement to follow their recycling program. Anyway, what more can I say? This is one of our favorite places to camp, without "roughing it". Highly recommended! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
BIG PARK! The place to base camp for touring D.C. Our sites were level. Good water pressure. The sites were large enough not to intrude on the next site. People in the office were friendly, as were the park personnel. It is a very pretty park with lots of amenities. Great snack bar with very good food. Try the home made crab cakes. A couple of pools, game room, TV room, jacuzzi, etc. This is a great resort. We'll be back in the Autumn. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park. I thought it to be a little costly. Ideally located for sight seeing. The terminal on site was a major plus. The nearby hwy is easily tolerable. That could depend on your location. The 2 fellows that escort you to the site have attitude. The staff in office very helpful regarding your needs. The shower heads sucked. The Wi-Fi was totally inadequate, unless it was the middle of the night. I will stay there again. They have a couple of large dog runs and a great walking trail. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent, friendly resort. Very dog friendly. Excellent tourist information, including orientation talk. Both Metro Bus and Gray Line Tours pick up inside park. Verizon cell and 3G service excellent. There is some traffic noise due to proximity to I-495/95. Our site (81) was a couple of hundred yards from Interstate and fairly noisy; will request site further away from Interstate next visit. Very well maintained showers/restrooms/pool, dog runs and hiking trail. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The best campground we have ever stayed in!! The park is very clean and the sites are comfortable in size. It was very easy to go into Washington, DC via the bus and metro. The kids had a blast with lots to do. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park would have received a 10 had the site they placed us in not been so small. I had to back my wheels to the edge of the pad to make my 40 foot 5th wheel fit. It was level and clean with easy hook ups. In fairness to them, they did say they would look for another site for me, but this one was right across from the playground so I made due. Staff is extremely friendly, visible, and attentive. Bathhouses are clean and relatively new. The pools are great for kids, and the small Star Café has great ice cream. This park does get rather crowded, but everyone was well behaved and conscious of quiet hours. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A large, clean, well laid-out, well-managed, well-maintained park with nice landscaping. Trees around the perimeter provide a rural feel even though it is in a city. Some pull-thrus, but many more back-ins. Some back-ins are angled for convenient backing, but some have square corners which make it more difficult. The paved driving lanes are wide enough to make backing in easier. Many sites have good space between RVs. Clean bathrooms. Strong WiFi signal from five antennas, but can be frustratingly slow. Good cable TV. Strong signals from antenna TV stations. Convenient trash receptacles and recycling bins. Friendly staff. Best stocked RV parts and accessories store I have ever seen at a campground. Restaurant and souvenir store. Two very good playgrounds, two pools, and a miniature golf course. Close to Beltway and traffic noise, depending on location of campsite. Metro bus stops every 30 minutes on the campground’s premises and proceeds to metro (subway) depot about 25 minutes away. Subway to Smithsonian, federal buildings, museums, etc., is about another 25 minutes. Metro bus line and subway offers half price fares to seniors. It is an easy 35-minute drive to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, if you avoid rush hour. It is a 45 to 90-minute trip to Mount Vernon, depending on traffic. We strongly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rating should be 4 1/2 stars. Deducted only because we had Wi-Fi problems and the sites were not paved. The price was reasonable compared to what we have payed in other campgrounds in this area. Great place to stay while at DC. Staff very accommodating. It could be extremely cramped if full and folks parked all over. There is some highway noise, but my husband's $1000 noise maker (bedroom AC) drowned that out. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice CG about 3 miles off expressway. Price is with AARP discount. At 4pm there is a presentation, near the cafe, about how to use the bus and subway transportation system, sights to see, bus tours, etc. Cafe food was OK, burgers were good. Rooftop dish worked fine, Sprint cell and internet were slow but worked. It takes almost 1.5 hours and ~$12.40 round trip each to get from CG to downtown DC using public transportation. You can purchase tickets at the office for tours and mass transit. Office has very well stocked RV parts store and the office always had 3 or more people there to help you. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We visited this park to decide whether to camp here later on when we visit Washington, DC, but we have not yet actually camped here. However, I wanted to correct the previous review as Cherry Hill does have Cable, and potential campers would be turned away by that mistake in the posting. This is a very lovely park and deserves all of the 10's it has received. I am not connected with the park in anyway, just felt bad about the Cable mistake as we try to avoid parks without cable ourselves. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a great time. It was too cold for the pool but we did use the spa. The grounds were very well kept. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a great site. It is close to Washington, DC. The restrooms and showers were very nice and clean. The Star Cafe has great food at a reasonable price. If the weather was warmer, we would have stayed here longer and we will go back someday. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Such a great campground: everyone is so friendly, and it's conveniently located. We spent 9 nights here, left for a couple of days, and came back for 5 more! We'd come again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent park if you're touring the DC area. We spent a week here and will go back. Extremely friendly and helpful staff regarding using the bus and metro systems. Bus leaves from the park every half hour. This park is really big rig friendly with an easy in and out for a 40 ft fifth wheel. All facilities very clean. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrived from the northwest and even at 2:00pm on a Sunday the beltway traffic was packed. Getting to the campground was easy and well-marked. Check-in was quick and easy, and the young, helpful staff has obviously been well-trained in dealing with tired travelers. We had requested site 904 because it is a premium site close to the cafe, the dog walk, and the playground. Even though there are cars parked in front of RVs the roads were wide and well-marked, making locating our site easy. Our site was packed gravel, back-in, graded high in the back (as it should be). The hookups were correctly-placed and the sewer connection was below our outlet. I used all of my 50-amp power line connecting our 40ft RV. The patio is brick with a picnic table, a wrought iron table and four chairs, a fire pit, and a BBQ grill. All were clean with no remnants of prior campers. Cable TV had many channels and was clear. Wi-Fi was iffy between 5:00 and 7:00, obviously because of so many users. Other times it was fast and reliable. We made arrangements with the on-site dog-walker. She was prompt when she came to meet our dog. We arranged two walks a day and, even at $10 per walk, it was worth not having to worry while we toured DC, and was cheaper than boarding by a bunch. She left a note after each walk describing the walk and how the dog did. The dog walk area is between the pond and the highway. It's two, fenced areas about 20 yards by 40 yards: plenty big enough for our big dog to run around. Small dogs and big dogs are separated. There were "waste" bags at each run and owners were responsible about cleaning up. We drove to the Metro each day (about 2 miles from the campground) and parked in the garage for about $4.50 per day. The garage was never full, but we never found a spot below level four (of five). The Metro is the gem of DC and easy to navigate once you figure out how to load a card and which trains to take. Everything is well marked and the trip downtown takes about 30 minutes that go fast. The campground is just "sprouting" with spring colors and we say flower beds and groomed grass everywhere. Would be very pretty in the summer. The pools were closed but were large (not huge). We ordered dinner from the cafe, using the 20% discount coupon we got at check-in and, after a long day of touring it was nice to let them cook. Food was tasty and fairly-priced. The only negative about the campground is the road noise from the beltway. We were as close to the noise as you can get in the campground. We live on a busy street so it didn't bother us, but there is a constant hum of traffic day and night. We could not hear it from inside the RV and it didn't keep us awake (not sure anything would after a long day of walking DC!) We left a day earlier than our reservations due to rainy weather, but getting credit was not a problem at all. Oh, and the campstore is HUGE, with the best-stocked RV section I've ever seen at any campground. Prices were not much higher than Wal-Mart, and the selection of food, cold stuff, campground trinkets, and RV supplies was amazing. Total cost for our 5 nights was about $350 but is definitely cheaper than a hotel in DC, and the convenience of the Metro makes this park the ideal place. We'll surely stay here again and we highly recommend it if you're "doing" DC! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived at Cherry Hill around 5:30pm. Check in was smooth and we were given lots of information about the park and taking in the sights. The campground was clean & well kept! As others have stated the sites are on the small side. We paid extra for a premium site which consisted of a small brick patio and table & chairs. The site was not too level and required about four inches to level the front of the motorhome. My personal opinion would be skip the bricks and install a level concrete pad to be considered premium... Although we did not use the bath houses they were clean and well kept. The park offered a 20% coupon for any meal in their Cafe, so we had a great breakfast there on Sunday morning. They serve a full menu in the Cafe. The wifi worked well and was free. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground and close to I-95 in a very congested urban area. We were initially assigned a site that we needed to back into with motorhomes and numerous cars parked in the street making it almost impossible to accomplish. We asked for another site and they gave us a pull-thru which was nice. However, it appeared that maybe 75% of the sites were empty and we were staying overnight only. Why such a difficult site was my question. Anyway, the price here is absurd. I know this is Washington DC but the going rate is more than double what one would normally pay for a campground in almost any state in the US. Overall, it's not worth it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I cannot say enough to praise this campground. We have stayed here 5 or 6 times already. They have all of the amenities and I must say the showers and rest rooms are the very best I have seen anywhere. The pool is fantastic to say the least. The campsites are spacious, shady and clean. The location is also fabulous for visiting DC. They even have a shuttle bus that comes into the campground and takes you into the city. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this place! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Darling Wife and I have different opinions of Cherry Hill. I think it's great. It's got every amenity you could want. Located at the juncture of I-95 and the north side of the Capital Beltway (I-495) it is convenient if you're visiting DC for a few days or even as an overnight. If you can, try to time your arrival and departure time to avoid the miserably heavy traffic going into DC in the morning or going out in the evening. DW thinks the spaces would be extremely tight if the park was more full (It was near empty on this winter night) and she fears the lack of shade trees would allow the summer sun to roast you. (Some sunshine would have been welcomed on this frigid night.) One thing we agree on: it's expen$ive. In summertime all the amenities might make it worthwhile, but as an overnight sleep-n-go, it’s way overpriced. Even with the discounts. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's December so the park is pretty empty. We chose a premium site (#903) but unfortunately, this particular row of sites face the interstate and you can hear the traffic. On the flip side, these premium sites are close to the Star Cafe (wasn't open) and the playground (great for our boys). The sites do seem a little close but thankfully we didn't have anyone around us. Overall, this park has a lot to offer. Quick access to I-495/I-95. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby. Transportation via bus and the metro. And they recycle! Would stay here again. We came here in 39' rig and a tow. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great Park for the money. As in all real estate the three most important things are location, location, and location! If the DC area is your destination this is the park..You get what you pay for and this park delivers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent park with great facilities including a nice cafe, a free orientation for those wanting to visit the nation's capital, and a dog walking service. There is also a shuttle that takes you to DC, making it super convenient. We felt confident leaving our rig unlocked for the dog walker, who was terrific and very patient with dog parents (like me) who call her numerous times throughout the day to check up on their baby. Wi-fi seemed good, but we were only here two days. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent park: friendly and knowledgeable service people, good security, many sites feel state-park like with the trees and grass, transportation to DC is phenomenal (who would want to drive?!?), and activities/grounds are very well done. Bathhouses and laundry were great, too. Can't ask for much more, really; the "ding" in one point (9 vs. 10) is only for traffic noise from I-495. But proximity to the interstate is also a big plus. Easy in and out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed 9 days. Nothing wrong with this park at all. Large staff and very helpful. Laundry was large and had a lot of washers and dryers. Snack bar, the food was very good and priced very reasonable. Pools were closed during our stay. Clean grounds and well maintained. Gravel sites, very level and facilities were in good shape. Easy access to freeways and Metro line. Would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I would have rated this park a 10 except for their reservations policies. We were told we would have a pull-through, but when we arrived they said none were available. No apology, no real concern shown. The site they gave us was much narrower than many others we could see empty. The couple next to us also had been promised a specific kind of site and not gotten it till they had asked daily at the office for several days. So this is apparently a common problem! Otherwise, aside from the unavoidable freeway noise, (this is urban DC after all) it is a perfect place from which to see DC, and it has lots of family-friendly amenities. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice, clean, well-run park right off Route 95. Highway is definitely audible at the campsite, but that doesn't bother us. Friendly staff and very accommodating. Very well stocked camp store, and an excellent deli/grill on-site. The prices are decent and the quality great - everything made to order. Transport into DC takes about an hour +, each way - a city bus picks you up at the campground and takes you to the Metro, which takes you into the DC. I think it was $8 p/p for a total round-trip fare, and you can purchase it all at the camp office. The only downside for us was the site - I STRONGLY recommend paying the extra $$ and getting a "premium" site($68), which is pretty much the size of an average site anywhere else. Our 'regular' site here ($58) was so small, I couldn't put the awning out and the fire ring was so close to my neighbor, I dared not use it for fear of torching his rig. With the 10% Good Sam discount, our three nights were about $134. WiFi was in-and-out. There is a Conference Center there which had some activity, but otherwise the nights were very quiet - no one hanging outside and very few fires going. We got the impression this was kind of a transient park, used by folks who want to tour DC or others just passing by on the highway on the way to somewhere else? Maybe it's more lively in the summer? We probably won't stay there again - too far from DC for us, and small sites. But it was a real nice weekend away. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The exorbitant rates at this campground lowered the rating. Overall, this park is OK, but very expensive, even with Good Sam discount. If you will fit, suggest you try the nearby National Park Service campground for only $16 per night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is quite the place. Large sites and plenty of them. Many on site amenities including a public transit bus stop right on the grounds! We had site #97 which has plenty of room, and the highway noise was not too bad. The Wi-Fi at the park was awful--intermittent, very slow. But other than that it's a good base for seeing the DC area. We had crab cakes at the little cafe and they were just OK. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, suited our needs being close to D.C. & Baltimore for tourist stuff. Site was average, staff friendly, try the ice cream sundae at the cafe (take a friend) and the crab cakes were the best I have had, lots of crab not many bread crumbs, perfect.CG was quiet but surrounding freeways were noisy 24 hrs. Directions for touring DC were good. Wi-Fi is very spotty and borderline, this is becoming a recurring theme. They all advertise it but don't always deliver. Our rate was the G/S rate. We would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Expected bigger spots for the price. Had to back and fill many times to get in a very tight space #1414. Narrow road to get to site. All hookups are at the front of site and you back in. Better have extensions for electric and sewer hose. They have you since they are the only close cg to Washington DC. Friendly staff. Cheap food at cafe and good too! If there were more cg's to choose from would have left the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park with lots of amenities. Our site was wide but not very long. Hook ups worked great. Orientation class on using public transportation into DC was excellent. My only complaint would be that even though I made reservations 3 months in advance requesting a pull through and my confirmation email indicated a pull through, when we checked in we were refused a pull through. No biggie, but when I take the time to make a reservation I kind of expect what I reserved. All told the positives outweigh the negatives and we would most likely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We tried to get here last year but didn't make it. Finally, we made it. Having heard about this place and reading reviews, we were anxious to see what they had. And, do they have it!! The kitchen staff even made a special trip to the grocery to purchase a special soup she had told us about. It was delicious! All the staff were just as friendly. Bus schedule worked as they told us and it didn't take long to master the Metro system. We were here for five days and had a marvelous time. My only reason for not giving it a "10" was because of the neighbors - we had park models on either side of us and one had propane problems for three days and the others sat on their porch nightly until 2:00 a.m. and talked - much too loud. I had need of some repair work on a stabilizer, stopped by the office and filled out a request for the repair - when we arrived back that evening, the repairs had been made very nicely. It is one well run RV Park. I would return in an instant - and we plan to do so. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice campground, well laid out and nicely kept. Sites were nice although it looked like some were a little tight. Pool complex and restaurant were great. Excellent food for a great price. We usually don't eat out when camping, but this was a travel stop and ate at the snack shack. There is highway noise because you are so close to the roadways, but not terrible and you have to consider that you are in the city. Great stay can't wait to visit Washington and Cherry Hill again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our 2nd stay at Cherry Hill and by all accounts the park is very nice. Unfortunately over the weekend we stayed we had continuous problems with transportation to/from the park using the public transportation. While not the campgrounds fault, the times they provided were off by 10 minutes on the front end (almost missed the bus), on the trip back the bus schedule listed a time but the bus never showed up. A group of us waited at the metro station and when we did contacted the campground they insisted that the next bus would be around in an hour...we didn't wait and decided to take taxis back to the campground. On day 2 we took the bus to the Greenbelt station, about 1 mile from the metro station the bus broke down and we were told to exit the bus..another would be by in 1 hour...a group of us walked to the station instead. I would highly recommend that you have cash on you in the event that the transportation available doesn't come through. The only other issue was the attitude of some of the staff. I found them a little pushy at times and for those that have never been into DC they didn't explain things well enough. Our group happened to have done the research and had been to the area before but found we had to help others a lot because they were not well informed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I don't rate campgrounds a 10 very often but this one deserves it. There is road noise but the Metro transportation to and from the park makes up for that. Staff is great and always willing to answer questions. No stupid speed bumps. Showers were spotless. I stayed here 12 days and truly enjoyed my stay at the park and my visit to DC. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent campground. Wi-Fi is fantastic; do not need to use their cable because you can pick up many stations with just your antenna. Facilities are all great, and it is hard for me to say any more than most of the previous reviewers have already said other than, once again, great. This is my first time here, and I will now plan to stop here every year to visit DC. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a great park for families. Plenty of things for kids to do. Nice enclosed Dog yard. The negative about this park is it is NOISY! Right next to a major freeway and a good part of the park gets that roar 24 x 7. There is a City Bus pick-up right in the park which makes it convenient for getting to the Metro, however, the bus ride is about 20-25 minutes and then the Metro is another 20-30 minutes to Union Station. Plan on adding at least two hours a day for travel into DC using public transportation. For the most part the Staff is great. Think I might look for someplace more quite my next visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Cherryhill is an excellent place to stay if you are going to D.C. The park is convenient to downtown. There is a bus stop at the entrance and tickets are available at office for bus and Metro subway. The staff is very friendly and helpful, they gave us great information on going to D.C.. Our site was gravel and level, we found it to be nicely wide. All the roads in the park are paved. The garbage and recycling bins are conveniently located throughout the park. Pet friendly. The park is conveniently right off I-90, we heard a little traffic noise from our site, not enough to bother us. Great pool and playground for the kids. Super laundry facilities. Nice cafe. Toilets/shower rooms were nice and clean. During our stay we used the Mobile RV repair service listed in the park's brochure. They're fast and did a good job. We stayed here nine days and highly recommend the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
An excellent place to park if you are going to DC. The bus stops at the entrance and tickets are available at office for bus and Metro subway. Site was not the easiest to level on, and noticed lot of the motorhomes had to use blocks under wheels and jacks to level. Excellent place to stop otherwise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Terrific location, good staff, sites all the way at the end of the park are least crowded. We were in site 61, backed up to trees, very nice. We used the Mobile RV repair service listed in the park's brochure. They're fast and good but very pricey. Each service call is $75 even if it's 10 minutes and they know they're coming back for other tasks they couldn't complete with that visit. Just make sure you get clear with them what their service is going to cost, or you may be unpleasantly shocked when they hand you the bill. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Extremely clean and beautifully maintained CG. Expensive, but best choice in DC area. Big Rig pull through sites are not shaded and reserved for overnight or short stay guests. Most sites back-in ( fit 40-45' MH), are not very wide, but enough for slide outs. CG is between major roads, so traffic noise can be a problem. Very friendly and helpful staff. Bus leaves directly from CG to metro frequently. Beautiful pool and play grounds, great for family vacations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here helping our daughter move to DC,and so stayed almost a month. It is a very busy place, located close to DC, and is very well-run, and guest friendly. They go to great lengths to show you how to use the Metro, and there is a bus station and express service to the College Park Metro station. I can't tell you how much this is worth alone. We had to use our truck to drive into DC several times, to help our daughter get settled. Otherwise we would never have driven. The traffic is awful, everywhere. The metro is easy, and they even have afternoon classes to show you how. Everyone went out of the way to help us find whatever we needed, including a great wine superstore, in Laurel. Yes, it is expensive, but you get what you pay for. We had a wooded site, and were quite happy, even in 100 degree heat and awful humidity. Lots of places to walk dogs. I will stay here again on future DC visits. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I can't believe the ratings I read. When we pulled into the park and got our assigned spot, the first thing we noticed was broken brown branches around the site, then the unmowed, unkept grass (weeds) around the site and in the gravel pad and porch area. Not to mention the trash. The sites are very small and all seem to be in the same condition in the area we were assigned. The rest of the park was not much better. For $58 dollars a night I would expect that at least they would keep the site trimmed and weeds out of the gravel. Way too expensive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about touring the DC area. We had a lovely campsite but some of the sites are quite small and on top of each other. The WiFi connection was intermittent. Since we were trying to work while traveling, this weak connection was frustrating but typical of most campgrounds. The week we were here it was in excess of 100 degrees each day and cooled down to mid to upper 80's at night. Fortunately, the electrical grid held and we didn't experience any brownouts or interruptions. Definitely, one of the best and closest campgrounds to camp at if visiting the DC area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have never given a campground a 10 before but Cherry Hill is exceptional!. a first class establishment. There is nothing you could want for; easy access to transportation to DC, resort-like grounds, and all the amenities top notch. Huge laundromat style laundry. Staff always ready to answer questions. Would go back to visit DC just to stay here! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A superb campsite with free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, store, and regular public bus service to the DC Metro system. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Whether the $60 price is reasonable or not is a matter of opinion, but this campsite is definitely the most family friendly campsite I have visited. I will be back next year! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is huge and fairly nice. The staff was very helpful. There is a shuttle bus to the metro station. It takes a good hour to get into downtown Washington DC. The park sites are gravel but there are lots of trees. It was a back in site but there was sufficient room to maneuver. The sites were not large but we did not feel overly crowded. It is close to the freeway but we did not notice traffic noise. There is a huge swimming area and there was an informative session on what to see in the area. All in all it was a nice place (actually the only place really close to the downtown area) and we would return if the opportunity presented itself. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A wonderful park, convenient to U of MD where my son was competing in National History Day. The people are amazingly friendly, the park is clean and well-appointed and full of conveniences. The pool is terrific, laundry facilities great and well priced, the restaurant is convenient and homey. Cannot recommend it highly enough, convenient to all DC sites. Only drawback is traffic noise from interstate, goes on all night and all day, impossible to ignore! This is our second stay here in 2 years and will be back if we come back to the DC area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
After reviewing others reviews on this site for the campground, I decided to give this a shot while we were here over the weekend for a wedding. We arrived at 10:30am Friday morning after driving through the night. Pulling the trailer through DC traffic was a chore, but we made it. Upon arrival, the checkin process was very easy, there were numerous staff members waiting to assist us. The staff presented info on the park, metro tips, and a few other tourist packages that we may be interested in. They were NOT pushy at all. We had a pull-through site, so paid a few $'s more for the site. Our site was setup "buddy style" where you either share the patio area, or you can pull a little further forward and use the grassy area. Our site was very easy to pull into, was very level, and upon leaving, easy to depart. We requested the pull-through and quiet. We got the pull-through, and other than the highway noise heard when outside the camper, it was very quiet. I highly recommend this campground to anyone traveling to the DC area. On the weekends the drive to the Metro station was about 5 minutes. I would imagine a bus ride would be in order on the weekdays though. We also used the laundry facilities, which was very large. Most machines were in working order (a few had out of service signs). The restaurant was decent but prices varied from very reasonable, to a bit more expensive. The store was full of many items to chose from. We didn't use the bath, showers, or pool. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Cherry Hill is a great campground. Everything there was top notch from the pools to the store. I'd give the park a 10 if it wasn't for the constant highway noise from the 95/495 split. All night long you hear jack brakes and motorcycles. It's not bad inside with the A/C running but if you sit outside plan on hearing this. Their wi-fi was strong all around the campground which was nice. The metro bus stop in the campground was great too. You could hop on a bus which will take you to the College Park metro station where you pick up a train into the city. Couldn't have been easier. We will go back to Cherry Hill should we vacation in DC again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice park! It is also a huge park! We had a premium site which was worth the extra money. The staff was extremely helpful. The big building where the pools, cafe, restrooms, showers and laundry were located, was great! You could shower, then put your clothes in the laundry, catch something to eat at the cafe while waiting for clothes to wash and dry. Coming from a small town in Louisiana where we don't have cabs, buses and trains for transportation, it was a bit scary for us to catch a bus to the metro to union station etc., but we learned all about it on the first day and by the second day, we were pros! The campground offers a tutorial on how to get around D.C. Don't miss that, because the info was so helpful! This campground has everything you need. It is a highly used park but well kept. We would definitely come here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are level packed gravel. They are adequately spaced. This is a good park that could be great. The grass needed clipping. The bathhouse was new but was not cleaned frequently enough. Be aware that the bus ride to the metro is long and miserable. We did enjoy the Gray Line tour and they pick you up at the park which is very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park has easy access on/off to I-95. Also, an easy drive to Union Station in D.C. Driving to the Metro station is easy, as it is the next exit up. The roads are easy to navigate. Our site was right across from the pools. It was a gravel site of adequate length, but very narrow. There was only a few feet between our slide and our neighbor's slide. In addition, we had to be very careful getting things out of the outside compartments on the passenger side because our neighbor's sewer hookup and hose was right there. The firepit was located at the rear corner of our RV, so it could not be used. There are two large fenced dog runs and a children's playground. The showers could have been cleaner. For twelve days there was a q-tip and other dirt in the dressing area. There is also some mildew. They will not make you move if you add days to your stay. The one thing that was really a problem was speeders. Since our site was across from the cafe and meeting room, there were many cars driving in front of our site. I believe they have events held here, for people who are not camping here. Unfortunately, these people treated the road in front of our site like a raceway. I am surprised that they allow this with all of the children and pets on the road. It was quite scary because the cars were going quite fast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Bathrooms and showers are clean and plentiful. The sites are really tight and the hookups can be in strange locations that may cause you to need two sewer hoses to reach. Also, be mindful of the locations of the trees and the power boxes. The first site that they tried to give us would have not let us use the slideout or the awning. The awning was negotiable, but the slide-out is required for the use of the trailer. The have people escort you to the sites and help you back in if needed. We mentioned the site problems and he radioed the office and got us changed to another site two down and it is perfect. They do tell you when you check in that if you do not like your site for any reason and would like to move to come to the office, with a list of sites you like, and they will do all they can to accommodate you. All the staff was friendly. It is close to DC and we did not seem to notice the road noise mentioned earlier. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed here 4 times. This park is the most convenient park to DC. There are tons of amenities. They have a mobile RV wash for $260 (43ft. motorcoach), and also a mobile RV mechanic, as well as daily propane fill. The only big drawback about this park is that many of the gravel sites are not perfectly level, so that many front wheels are lifted an inch off the ground. Of the 4 stays, this is probably our most bittersweet stay: our Golden Retriever was attacked by 3 Pitbulls while I was walking her, and ended up at the local vet with stitches. Luckily surrounding campers all came out to rescue us and immediately reported the incident to the main office. Owner of Pitbulls left the next morning. Cherryhill Park does not ban Pitbulls like many other parks do. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is a perfect place to stay to visit Washington DC. The campground itself is clean, nice pools, clubhouse, snack shop, laundry and store. It's easy access to I-95. There is a metro bus that stops right inside the campground. It takes you to the metro train. For approx 8.00pp you can travel round trip right to downtown Washington DC. The campground offers a daily transportation orientation talk. When visiting Washington DC this is the ONLY place we will stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is a nice campground close to DC. There are very clean showers and change areas. Some road noise is unavoidable due to the highways being so close. There is a great food stand and which is reasonably priced. You can pick up the Metro bus right in the campground to take you to the train. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a difficult park to rate. The plusses are: it is a short and pretty direct access off of and back to the beltway; very good amenities w/pools and cafe; transportation right from the park to all DC attractions; no access problems for our 41' coach; great cable; knowledgeable staff and ample supplies offered in park store. The not so great features are: it feels like an older dated park w/o much emphasis on aesthetics; the sites are understandably tight considering the cost of real estate in the DC area; a number of sites are graveled and could use new gravel w/better grading; and it is difficult leaving the park if you are turning left, crossing oncoming traffic that whizzes along in both directions in front of the campground. With a large M/Home (and there are many there) w/toad it can be very nerve racking!! No one seems to slow down knowing M/Homes exit there daily. Overall it is a very convenient stop for us headed south to SC & FL each year. This is a professionally run park in one of the most important cities in the world. And they have virtually no competition!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park for visiting Washington D.C. The facilities were excellent, and we had a very nice time. Couple of things to think about. First the sites are really cramped. I was on top of my neighbor's site. I could touch their camper from my picnic table. Second a Metro bus will pick you up at the campground and take you to the train station. This is very convenient but not cheap. Between the bus passes and the metro passes you are looking at close to forty dollars a day for a family of four. This of course has nothing to do with Cherry Hill Park, but it is something to budget for. Overall it is a really wonderful campground; just be ready to be packed in really, really tight. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
While making the reservations for our short stay during the Easter Break the staff on the phone was very helpful. They asked what part of the campground I would like to be at and I joked about the pool area not thinking the pool would be open that early in the season. The pool opened Good Friday and was told my site would be near the pool. When checking in staff acted like I did not even have reservations. They looked at there site map trying to find a large enough site for my 32’ 5th wheel. The staff was more concerned with a club arriving the day I was leaving, three days later. I was given a site on Badlands Gulch where the hook-ups looked like they were an after thought. I needed over 30’ of hoses and cords to supply my unit and could not dump my tanks until the last morning and pulled the trailer up. The Campground is large and open with very little shaded sites. The roads are paved but some areas could be a wider. The sites themselves are level with gravel spots that are very close to your neighbors. The bath house was very large and clean. The pool area had 2 pools and an indoor hot tub. The store was very large with all kinds of trailer and camping needs. It also had many different gifts from the area. The food and personal needs area is small. The mini golf is a 10 hole course that is in the need of replacement not over hauling. The Metro has a bus stop near the office/store that will take you to the Metro rail line, just beware the buying and all day pass in the office. They don’t inform you that the pass starts after 9:30am, arrived at the rail line at 8:45am to find this fact out. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of the best parks I have ever stayed at. Very knowledgeable staff. DC Metro bus picks up here, and you can go to a Metro train station. Very clean, great sites in a wooded area, even in the middle of the city. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed at this park to tour the DC area. We do not feel that the RV park itself rates very highly. The sites are paved and level, but packed in very tight and, other than the entrance area, the landscaping is very scanty. The hookups are extremely awkward and we had trouble positioning our rig for the water line. Another reviewer compared it to Fort Wilderness at Walt Disney World. We have stayed at both and find no similarity in the appearance of the park itself or amenities offered. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable, the on-site cafe serves good food in very generous portions and the Metro access is great for touring the Capitol. We also took advantage of a Gray Line pickup for a night bus tour of the monuments. We purchased subway passes at the nearby Metro station rather than purchasing fares from the RV park. The passes are usable for bus or rail fares and the self-serve kiosks are very easy to add additional value (similar to a gift card at retail stores). The RV park does not sell these. We would not park at the nearby Metro system due to security concerns. We had no qualms about leaving our vehicle securely behind the gates at Cherry Hill while we left for the day. We witnessed many vehicles in traffic around the bus that had broken windows and busted trunks as evidence of a high volume of break-ins! We would stay here again if touring DC. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
With the exception of the price, this campground could almost deserves a 10 if we had stayed here in warmer weather and were able to use more of their facilities. Perhaps the only reason it might not get a 10 then would be in comparison to Fort Wilderness at Disney. Pros: 1. Very excellent store with both food and RV supplies that also sell bus, metro, and tour tickets/tokens 2. They will fill your propane tank while you are away 3. Very nice and informative personnel, one (Wally) even went so far as to give me a ride to some local stores to get some needed supplies for the RV (thank you Wally!) 4. The roads and sites are gravel, with concrete slabs with picnic tables, and the sites are level 5. Good Wi-Fi 6. Convenient bus stop (the bus lines ends/begins at the park) 7. Our site had 50/30 amp and 110V hookups 8. The outside water hookups had their own heat-tapes to prevent freezing 9. The bathrooms/showers were large, nice, and clean 10. They have a mini-golf course Cons: 1. Very few trees/shade 2. Sites are pretty much on top of each other. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although sites are relatively small this is a good park with very good access to Washington. Staff are pleasant and helpful. The only negatives during our stay were the crappy weather and the local maniacs behind the wheel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second trip to Cherry Hill Park. The reason to stay here is proximity to DC. We stayed at site 925, right across from the hot tub/pool complex. The hot tub was wonderful! This is a clean, well maintained campground. Excellent store selling everything from food to souvenirs to RV toilets. It was pretty quite over Thanksgiving weekend, which made the road noise seem all the louder- that's the main problem with this campground. It is between two highways, so you will hear road noise. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent location with 50 amp full hookups. Sites are not concrete pads and not perfectly level, but just level enough for levelers to auto-level. Gated campground with full service grocery store and RV parts store. Metro bus station on site will take you to subway metro station. Have stayed here 3 times. Will return and recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Ritz of campgrounds: everything is right there or close by. Tours of Washington DC are available right from the campground and the staff are second to none!!! Super friendly and very helpful!! The sites are easy to get into and level and clean! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice campground. Overall, you can't do better in the area. The premium sites were okay and they provided clear sky for sat. The premium sites give you a little extra room and a rather tired patio furniture set, otherwise we did not notice much difference than some of the other sites. Staff is great and helpful. Store is well stocked with RV parts and such. The "parts lady" was either on vacation or away (both) during our entire 6 day visit. Staff seemed to wonder where she was and when she would be around. We did want to buy some parts, needed a little help. This campground has the most serious campground RV parts store I have ever seen. Wi-Fi was robust. Cable was robust. There is a small restaurant on-site with very reasonably priced breakfast. Metro stop is near. Grocery shopping is near. Traffic on the beltway is horrible, very aggressive drivers! The only reasons that this place does not get a 10 are: back-in premium sites had connections near the front of site which required really long runs of electric, sewer and cable. Some coaches park very far forward to compensate for this issue. The other reason is that there did not seem to be enforcement of dog walking rules that we followed but some others don't. Some dogs were off lead and pickup was not promoted as well as expected. Cleaned shoes three times. We would return to this campground but would consider a different area than the pricey premium sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great park. We stayed here four nights. Very friendly & helpful staff. Great store. Excellent Wi-Fi. A short ride to the Greenbelt Metro Station. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is a bit pricey but it is worth it. The staff is friendly and helpful. If you are going into DC attend the information session provided by the park. It will make your trip into the city much easier. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great park to stop in and visit DC. As the other poster stated, after using the bus to the metro subway, I would drive and park at the parking garage. Good voltage and WI-Fi. We had a back-in site (1610) and it was just big enough for our 39" 5th wheel. We parked the truck sideways if front of the 5th wheel halfway in the street. The 2 MH's next to us did the same also. Did not seem to be a problem. Sites were very close but we used this park as a place to visit DC and did not spend much time outside. I would stay here again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park wasn't as nice as we had hoped based on reviews. Grasses were very overgrown and unkempt. The staff was very nice and the location can't be beat. We had heard bad things about the trolley to the train taking forever and decided to drive to the train system. So glad we did. Later found out at the pool that the trolley made so many stops it took 75 minutes for riders to arrive at the trains and 65 to get back. We were 4 minutes: campground to train parking lot. Pools were nice. The playground not so nice. Bathrooms/showers were clean but crowded. Seemed like there were several "permanent" residents or transient workers here, which didn't make us feel as safe as we do in other campgrounds. Overall: just OK but if your going to DC, it's really the only option. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My daughter and I wanted to go to Washington D.C. and this campground came highly recommended. We were not disappointed. The facility was extremely well kept. Everything was top notch. Great bathrooms, 2 pools, miniature golf, eatery and more. We were able to buy Metro (public transportation) tickets right there. The staff at the campground was very friendly and helpful. We asked for directions to visit a friend who lived about an hour away and they had pre-printed directions on how to get to the area in which he lived. I wish other places did this. All in all, I would absolutely come here again and have recommended it to others. We camped here in a Motorhome.
1. Really nice park with very helpful staff. I'd definitely stay here again. 2. Roads are narrow! If you don't have a pull-through site, avoid coming in after dark and in the rain (like I did). Fortunately, the campers across the road were available to move their truck. 3. Site was not level, which kind of surprised me, since "resort style" RV parks are usually pool table flat. 4. Site hook-ups were near the front of the site. If your hookups (water, sewer, electric) are at the rear of your RV, you'll need to park it much closer to the road. 5. We tried the bus the first day, but decided the 45 minute trip to the train station and the hour trip back wasn't worth it. Parking at the train station is $4.25/day (+ a one-time charge for a $5.00 SmartCard which lasts forever). This is a lot cheaper than the $10.80 per day you will pay for 4 people to ride the bus. We paid a bit less since we have a AAA membership. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Well, I cannot give this CG a 10, because there are no planned activities for the kids except a movie and there is no shade at all. This is a park designed for you to go visit DC. This is a bus to bring you to a metro stop, or it is a short ride by car. The pool and bathrooms were immaculate and the staff helpful. Staff did take almost an hour to come and clean out a fire ring that the previous campers did not. The sites were very small as well. Campers spent a huge amount of time in their campers as well, although it was quite hot. Playgrounds were a lot of fun and there was a nice splash pool as well. We might return if we travel the area again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We used this campground as a base camp for going in to DC, so although the pool and other fun things looked nice and clean, we did not have time to use them. The bathhouse was very clean. Our site was level and had a patio. It was tight but not that tight, as we certainly had room to put out our slide and awning, and it seemed everyone else did too. What is best about this campground is how easy they make it to get into DC. There is a bus station onsite. There is a metro station (with parking) about 5 driving minutes away. We arrived at this campground completely clueless as to how to get in to DC, and how to get around once in DC, and after about 10 minutes in the office, they had us on the right track, and we were good to go. There are tons of brochures and maps in the office as well. The campground gives an orientation each day on how to get into the city, which we missed, and still found the metro system extremely easy to use. This is a campground in the middle of a big metropolitan area, so the road/bus noise is unavoidable: you should know that going in. You will not feel like you are "roughing it" or even doing "real camping" but we figured since we were there to see DC, that comes with the territory. If we ever camp in the DC area again, we will definitely return to Cherry Hill Park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is very big with lots of tent campers. Try to get a back-in, the pull throughs are back-to-back hookups and for the price, there is no privacy. They did have a nice presentation on how to use public transportation and sold tickets for both public and private transportation and tours. The park is close enough to DC to drive in on a Saturday or Sunday: (free parking on the weekends) which we did and took our bikes to tour the mall, monuments etc. The park needs a spruce-up. Everything was nice except the shower room floors were filthy: I had to take paper towels with me to clean the floor before taking a shower. I doubt anyone could keep them clean with the volume of people using them. I would suggest at least 2 cleanings a day, or put down the rubber mats that allow the water and dirt to pass through. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the closest RV Park to Washington. This is a big park with great facilities. The staff is very helpful. Bus service to the Metro Rails is available at the park. Will definitely stay at this park whenever we are in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 6 nights while touring D.C. I was very happy with the campground! The staff was very friendly and helpful. I'm used to staying in state parks, but was happy with the amount of room at my site. I would highly recommend this campground to anyone wanting to visit the area! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We chose Cherry Hill because of the location & strong reviews and it lived up to our expectations. We wanted a safe place to sleep while touring DC, not a park to explore, enjoy, and relax. It is easy to get to this park. The highways I-95 and I-495 are visible from around the park and are can be heard, but to get good location to the beltway that was a fair trade for us. Our site was adequate with all connections although on the the smaller side. This didn't matter much as we were touring DC and the surrounding area. Check-in was quick and smooth. The clerk gave complete information and answered all our questions pleasantly. The Metro was available as advertised & passes can be easily purchased at the office, but travel time can be one hour to get into or out of the city. It took us 2 hours on the Metro to get back to the campground from the Marines' Sunset Parade. We drove in the rest of the week & found parking without much hassle. Our whole family enjoyed the pool complex with the DC summer heat. It was clean & had plenty of chairs. My daughters enjoyed the playground with all play structures in good repair. There were even some climbing structures they hadn't seen anywhere before. My parents and sister (and her family) stayed in a rental unit and loved it. It was clean, well stocked, spacious, and air conditioned. The campground has many rentals to accommodate travelers without their own units. Cherry Hill is a well run & organized campground. There are not too many frills, but you won't need them if you are touring DC. If you want a place to park your unit & hit the road to see the area, I would recommend Cherry Hill. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Definitely an RV park more than a campground. Less than 10 minutes from metro park & ride which made daily trips to DC convenient. My kids liked all of the amenities - pool, cafe, movies. Although there are many trees, there is little shade as the most trees are along the perimeter. Also, the noise from 1-95 can be heard from throughout the park, although it is much louder in some areas than others. Most campers appeared to be passing through or tourists - so park was quiet during the day. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
It is a very nice campground and very convenient to Washington DC and area. We enjoyed our time here very much. The amp site was nice and all services worked well, pool was very nice as was the campground staff. We even had propane delivered to our site while we were in town what a great service. The only draw backs was laundry room was a bit dirty but very functional, and the price is the most we have ever paid for a site. We will definitely be back to this one if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Big and Full during the peak season. Site size works well for big rigs but a little limited on parking toad/tow vehicle at the site. Great for seeing D.C. As others have said, Metro station is about 3 miles away. We bought unlimited weekly rail pass and a parking card and traveled ourselves to the station. Much faster than the bus but, bus stops on site. Showers/bath house very clean. Well stocked RV section in the camp store. The owners are easy to work with to extend or shorten your stay. Friendly well informed staff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great family park. Playgrounds and pool are updated. Family activities are planned daily. Access to D.C. tourism is well planned and as easy as D.C. transit can be. Great park for D.C. tourism or stay at park for all inclusive activities and vacationing. Travel time into D.C. is approximately 1 hour. This park gets resort status in my book. We would pay big dollars to stay at this park again in the future, it is worth every penny. We would have liked for the pool to open before 10 am and have more heating, but we still wouldn't complain. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you're looking for a campground with an easy commute to D.C. this place is great. If your looking for a place that is quiet and secluded this probably isn't the right place. All in all it's a nice campground and is well maintained, it's just that all the sites are very close to one another and don't afford you much privacy from other campers. The staff was very helpful in giving instructions into DC as well as accommodating our other requests. The highway noise isn't that noticeable except for the louder vehicles and motorcycles, but if you're used to life in the city I guess this would be a quiet retreat. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is urban camping at its best. We stayed here because of the close proximity to DC and Baltimore, and we weren't disappointed. It was a quick, easy drive to the Greenbelt station. The wi-fi was a fast connection, the laundry was clean and spacious, the clubhouse was very nice, and the pools were fabulous. We only ran across very nice and helpful staff. The spots are close, but we were in a nice back in spot with trees. The playground was very nice and well maintained. There is some noise from the highway, and our TV picture was a little fuzzy with the cable. Overall this is a great place to park to be close to anything and everything in this area. We were there over the 4th of July, and the park was very full. It still seemed very well run. We will definitely go back to this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This expensive park is a "highway adjacent" park. Very loud highway noise can be heard throughout the park. Small sites have campers jammed together, but this is to be expected for a park near a big city. Cable TV had a fuzzy picture. WiFi was very fast. The clubhouse and pools were large and nice. The park is close to the Greenbelt Metro station which takes you into D.C. We purchased all day Metro passes for a Sunday. Due to an employee's mistakes we were forced to add money to our day passes to get back to the park. At the time we bought the tickets we even questioned the employee to make sure that we were buying day passes. He assured us this was the right pass since it was a weekend. Back at the park that night we went to the office to straighten things out. We were told to wait for the manager the next morning. We weren't given an apology or even an "I'm sorry that happened to you". We came back the next morning to talk to the manager, who was not there yet, and was told by another employee that it was our mistake. After waiting around for the manager, who was suppose to be there any minute, we ended up leaving without an apology from any employee. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All around good campground. The major benefits were it's proximity to Washington D.C. Staff was very helpful in assisting transprotation into DC, which is an easy ride by public transportation. Sites were a little small and close to each other. Pool, showers and bathrooms were very nice. On site cafe was good. WiFi signals were strong. CG is within a few miles of a major metro area, so some considerations have to be taken into that fact. It's suburban camping, not Yellowstone. I will camp there again next time we are in the DC area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is all about location, location, location! Easy access to downtown DC via public transportation. The sites are decent, although they really pack you in! They have nice pools for the kids as well as a hot tub. The camp store is decent sized, and they have on site RV service and even dog walkers (for when you're in the city)! The only thing I have negative to say is the proximity to the expressway, if you are OK with the hum of traffic, this place will suit you fine...as for everyone else, it's a small price to pay for the great location and numerous amenities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park to stay in while visiting Washington D.C. Campsites are somewhat narrow but are on a gravel pad, with another gravel pad with picnic table & grassy area. We had no trouble with our slides & awning. There is lots to do...playground, pools, movie at night, etc. Public transportation that came into the campsite was awesome and took us right to the Metro (subway) which we used a lot. The staff was very helpful & patient with so many questions. Propane was filled at our site. There were lots of washers and dryers. Highway noise is pretty loud from all over the campground, but you can't see the highway. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice and convenient to Washington DC. You can take the bus to the Metro, and leave your rig right at the park. Very Nice. Employees are very informative. Nice park with lots of sites, but there are many people that live there. Pool was nice, restrooms were clean. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a hard campground to review. You cannot beat it's proximity to Washington, DC for going into the town via the train. They are tailored for the DC tourist here with a Metro bus stop right on the grounds that will take you to the train station for your commute to town. You can buy your bus tokens and train tickets right there for your convenience. There is shopping right down the road for your groceries and such. The camp store is nice and well equipped. The pools looked maintained and the little snack bar was convenient. They will not assign a space until you get there for pull-thrus so we didn't know if we had one or not. The young man checking us in didn't look at our reservation preferences and we had to ask if it was a 50 amp pull thru and he said "oh, you want one of those." He assigned us a spot and we went to it and put down the jacks and slide outs when my wife yelled to me to hold up as it was a 30 amp site only. Great. Called the office and they sent a guy out to us. He looked to confirm it was only 30-amp and apologized and offered a back-in space for us. That was fine so we did that and they refunded the $5 extra/day they charge for the pull-thru. The sites are crowded with not much room between neighbors. The road noise from being next to Washington Beltway is VERY loud. You can hear the trucks with Jake Brakes and racing motorcycles all night long so it's best to keep the windows closed and the AC on for quiet. The personnel at the campground were not the friendliest people. They seemed to be burned out from dealing with tourists. The roads are crowded so if you don't like traffic with your rig you are going to the wrong area. We came down from the north off 29 and didn't have any problems with traffic at mid-day. Bottom line for us is Cherry Hill is just a place to crash after a long day in DC. It is not really a camping experience since it's busy, noisy and crowded. If you are spending your time in DC this is a convenient location to park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very crowded park (lots of camps sites). Front desk folks aren't the friendliest. Lots of trees, but they don't provide much sun relief. To reduce the 24 hour highway noise get a spot in the back (in the 50's number range). Pool is small for the number of campers. We drove our own car to the metro and parked for $4.25 a day. This was much cheaper and faster than catching the city bus which stops does stop in the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well, the best thing about this park is its proximity to everything in and around Washington, DC. I would have rated it higher, but I found some of the staff were not friendly and helpful. Our rate reflects Coast to Coast, but it was still quite expensive. We stayed in the park because we had to attend a wedding. Pools are quite nice, and they do have a cafe. Some of the sites are shaded. There is a security gate, which is nice for that area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had to change our arrival and leave dates and the staff was accommodating. We did request a site close to the office which they provided. There was plenty of staff at the office/store and they were helpful when questions were asked by us. We spent almost two weeks at this campground and we had a good time. Easy access to the local bus that connected with the Metro into Washington DC. The laundry facility was clean and had enough washers and dryers. The on-site Cafe had a reasonable menu and the staff was friendly. We would stay at this site again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only justification to stay at this park results from the easy access to the bus station which takes you to the Metro for a visit to downtown DC. Considering the premium pricing, everything else about this park is average or even poor. Our site was extremely narrow, ie hardly room for a slide-out, and certainly not the awning. Wifi was very poor to non-existent, cable tv was pitiful, we used our antenna instead. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very well established campground, like a resort, with all types of services such as propane fill at your RV, dog walking, onsite mechanic, large camping store, etc. Very clean and level site. Plenty of room for slideouts. Very easy to back-in. Our site was located across from pool, I think this is the best area to be in. Great location in general, only slight negative is that you can hear the I-95 highway noise from every campsite. Grocery store, bank, and Home Depot are only 1 minute away. Rate was for AAA which I have. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a week at Cherry Hill in a motorhome. The park has great amenities. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We particularly liked having metro bus transportation from the park to the subway system into Washington, DC. The location was perfect for taking side trips to Baltimore and Annapolis. We definitely would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here because it was close to Washington DC and we'd stay here again for that reason. The pool are was very nice. One heated pool and one unheated, with plenty of lounge chairs and some umbrellas to sit under. There was a great hot tub in the pool area also and a full snack bar/cafe. There was a nice playground and mini-golf.They have an excellent store. On the downside, the sites are very narrow. At the back of the park where we were, the Wi-Fi was not working. We had to walk up near the conference center/pool area to get a signal. For the price we were paying I expected to get Wi-Fi at my site. Also, there were not a lot of campers enjoying the outdoors. Many class A motohomes that campers never emerged from, but that's their choice. We would probably come here again for it's location. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We choose Cherry Hill based on all the positive reviews. Perhaps we have different standards than other campers, but we were not impressed. The staff was cold and not helpful. There were no activities for children other than the pool and playgrounds. The pools were very nice, and the playground was a hit with the kids but that's where our satisfaction ended. The whole park felt like a motor home parking lot. There were few trees and very little grass, but gravel was everywhere. The other campers parked their motor homes and disappeared. We like to camp where people make camp fires and eat outside and enjoy meeting new people. That was totally not the case at Cherry Hill. No one wanted to be outside. It was like a giant outdoor hotel where everyone stays in their rooms and only comes out if absolutely necessary. And the campground is VERY close to 95. We had a very hard time sleeping at night due to the traffic noise. Even our fan noise and closed windows couldn't keep out the noise of semis flying down 95. The proximity to Washington D.C. was nice, but we won't be back here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent 10 nights at this campground. It's really well maintained and convenient to the Washington DC area. The shuttle bus runs on time and is a short hop to the metro station. Beautiful pool and great grill that serves breakfast and lunch fresh and made to order. Well equipped store with food souvenirs, and camping necessities. Lots of room for the dogs, and clean as a whistle. We will use this facility again if we come back to the D.C area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice large campground for families. There are lots of activities for kids and tour services come directly to the campground to pick up passengers. However, sites are somewhat close together and after much rain a portion of our site was under water in the back portion of the campground. This is probably not a problem in most of the other sites. They have a very clean and large laundry. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground is nice and personnel are friendly, but sites number 63 and 65 may cause problem for a given camper. Fact: Both sites above had a nest of ants in the electrical panel. Located at site 65, we sprayed the panel box before setup and solved a potential problem. However, our traveling companyions did not fare well at site 63, as ants invaded their fifth wheel. It took one full day of our three days proposed sightseening to clean out the nesting ants. Campground compensation was to buy back our tour bus tickets at $20.00 per couple. When first reported they mowed the area around our campers and simply stirred up the ant nest. Being in a low wet area of the campground these ants were looking for high and dry and found it in the camper. The couple traveled two more days before finally riding themselves of these pests. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We weren't as big of fans of this park as other reviewers have been. Yes, it is convenient to the Metro and if you don't have a car you can catch a bus from right at the entrance. We found the sites to be cramped. Our neighbors tow dolly butted up against our picnic table and we had no room for outside chairs,etc. Our site was also full of cigarette butts ( a pet peeve ) and other garbage left behind by previous users. (evidence that the sites aren't cleaned or checked between usage) We spent 16 days here and about half way through our gate code quit working. When we stopped off at the office we were told we should have been given a gate card, not a code. The clerk continued to argue with us and made some snide comments about us after we left the counter ( our friends were standing in line to get a new code as well and heard her...at least she appeared embarrassed when confronted by our friend! ) When it came time to leave we had a difficult time maneuvering our 40 foot coach through the roadway we were parked on due to all the tow vehicles and trucks parked in front of the various rigs - this is because the sites were all too short to accommodate the rigs & cars. We realize you pay a premium for convenience but we expected a bit more 'for our money'. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park with spacious and level sites. However, there was a small site next to ours that when filled caused us to be cramped. The park is spotlessly clean, lush and lovely. We enjoyed touring Washington, DC, with bus and trains easily accessible from the park. Restrooms and laundry facilities were perfect. The staff were all informed and friendly. We would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first time camping at Cherry Hill. We liked the fact that the metro was so easily accessible by both personal vehicle (5 minutes away) and the metro bus (on-site). It’s about a 30 minute metro ride to the Washington, DC Mall area. The camp sites are maintained well, level, and easy to access. We had no problem maneuvering our 30’ trailer throughout the camp ground and backing into our site. The pools are very nice, and our three year old really enjoyed the mushroom fountain. The cafe and arcade areas are neat and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful and the storefront was very well stocked with food, accessories, toys, and gift items. Our only complaint (which isn’t that big of deal) was that the mulch used for playgrounds was too rough and large, which made it tough for our three year old to maneuver. We will definitely return and are already considering Cherry Hill for our fall trip later this year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites are a little small for your rig and tow vehicle. There are some large pull thrus, but they are reserved for people only staying a couple of days. The sites are gravel and level. Staff is very friendly even have a class in the afternoon with suggestions for touring the DC area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an excellent park! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable(great with metro directions,especially for us novice metro riders).The park is close to D.C. and was great for us to travel there for a day.The campground store was the best we have ever seen; prices are very reasonable. Cafe was very good; nice variety of food. Pool nice, and there is even a hot tub. Will definitely travel there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The price quoted was with a Good Sam discount. Yes, it is expensive, but worth every cent of the price. ALL campgrounds, no matter what their size or amenities should take notes from Cherry Hill Park ~ they do it right. The office, phone and check in staff, as well as maintenance staff around the campground are outstandingly friendly and helpful. It appears they take pride in their job and go out of their way to make "guests" feel welcome and realize they are in a very high tourist area. The entire property was immaculate. Yes, it may be expensive to be there but they don't charge excessively for other things - supplies in the store or firewood - seriously wood for $2.00 a bundle or 3 bundles for $5.00 - these are bundles that other places charge $6.00 for, not to mention they put piles of wood throughout the grounds "for the taking". I just loved the business mind set of this campground. If we ever return to the area I can't imagine staying anywhere else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used this campground as a home base while we explored Washington D.C. The campsites were small, and the place seems to cater to "big rigs", but it was immaculate and the service was excellent. We especially appreciated the bus stop right right at the front of the campground. Frankly, this was the reason why we chose it. We had technical problems and the staff was very helpful and accommodating. There is a small cafe on the premises, handy for hot sandwiches, fries, and stuff like that. The food was fine and not overpriced. The pool area was clean & pleasant. They have 2 pools -- one big, deep one for laps and another one with a zero-depth entry for the kids. These were both spotless, with plenty of lounge chairs and umbrella's all around. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a very good park. We paid for a week at $57 but got the last day free. It is expensive especially during the off season. My problems were the wifi was just adequate and the staff should have told us to drive to the Metro Station on the weekends as it is free to park. It is a short drive instead of taking the hour long bus ride. The restaurant is very good and convenient. The breakfast is a "best buy". We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground was not crowded in the least, which might explain the technique used when they made my reservation. I called two nights before for a reservation and was only asked for my name, size of my trailer and the dates I wanted to come in. I was a bit uneasy since I didn't have to leave a deposit, wasn't given a confirmation number or a site number. The morning of my arrival I called ahead to confirm and was told I could check in early if I wanted. When I arrived, there was no written reservation for us, but they checked us in with no problems. Since there wasn't a clamoring for spots, this technique worked just fine. The front office staff was very helpful and efficient. I was not aware that propane refill requests needed to be made prior to noon for same day service, and even though it was 1:30 when we checked in, they put us on the propane refill schedule. Nice service; we left the empty tank at the front of our site, and a truck came by and filled it. Rarely saw any of the other campers...it was quiet and nearly empty. The restrooms were clean and the hot water nicely hot. The laundry room is huge. Some of the pull through sites that I saw were very close together, leaving little room between slide-outs. Overall this is a fantastic campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We intended to stay 3 nights - stayed 8. Location, site, facilities, staff, bus service, even dog walking service were all excellent. We must have arrived shortly after they got the internet issues resolved because we had the best performing Wi-Fi we have ever encountered, including our home. Loved our stay. It was a bit pricy but the location justified it for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed one week for the convenience to DC proper. We loved the location, cleanliness, helpful staff, and transit and tour buses on site. We would have given this a 10+ but because of the attitudinal armor we bumped up against due to the Wi-Fi issues and the blatant indifference by the owners to resolve or satisfy us, we rate them at a 1. Given the price (we had 10% discount with GS), there are no excuses for over-promising and nondelivery. We provided two opportunities for the owner to offer compensation. They chose to ignore our request. Wi-Fi was most important to us for this time frame, and we specifically asked at reservation time a month in advance. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you will be staying in an RV while visiting the Washington DC area, this is one of your few choices and fortunately it is a good place to stay. They really cater to tourists and give you printed step by step directions for catching the bus, which stops at the park, and goes a short way to the subway station, and the trains will take you just about anywhere you want to go. There are even meetings in the late afternoon for discussing various tours. The park is extremely well maintained and seemed to have the feel of a residential neighborhood as opposed to an RV park, though there was a steady turnover of guests every day. Restrooms were rather generic but clean when I checked. The conference center has numerous meeting rooms, a good sized coin laundry, and even a small workout room. Again, all clean and in working order. Because of the urban location, you will hear road noise at all hours of the day, but the surrounding neighborhood is decent enough if you have to make a run for groceries, etc. Regarding previous posts about location of hookups and ease of getting into and out of your site, conditions seem to vary a lot so it will really depend on where you end up. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the best RV parks we have ever stayed in. Although not as pretty as some, it is reasonably attractive with good elbow room between sites. Sites are gravel and streets are paved with plenty of swing room to back in. Given the close proximity to the Capitol, the $49 rate was not unreasonable. The thing that makes this place outstanding is that it is totally for the convenience of the campers rather than the campground. The laundry room is as large as many commercial Laundromats. There is an on site restaurant. They have a total refund policy if you want to leave sooner, they will gladly let you extend your stay and will gladly move you to another site if you are not happy with your location. They have an orientation class every day at 4:00 to teach you how to use public transportation and they sell tickets at the office for all DC tours and the Metro subway. The bus stop to take you to the Metro station is IN the campground and many DC bus tours will pick you up there. It’s a bit like Disney in that you never have to use your car once you are there. The office area is huge and has an RV parts section that is larger and better stocked than many REV dealers. There are lots of work campers in the office so you seldom have to wait in line for anything. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
All things considered, this is an excellent well-run campground. There were only two negative issues: 1) if camped in one of the sites bordering I-95, the road noise is very loud and constant, and 2) as mentioned by others, the Wi-Fi signal is very weak. The pools are great, the Star Cafe on-site is really convenient, and transportation to and from DC is very efficient. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Came in late on Thurs. night. The store was just closing but they took our reservation with no problem. We were supposed to come in on Friday morning but got there sooner and they were very accommodating. The staff was very friendly, patient and most helpful with our myriad of questions. The campground is kept in immaculate condition. The connections to Washington DC are right at the beginning of the campground and there is a parking lot for the vehicles while touring DC. This is very convenient for traveling to DC. We had a pull through site that we would have found to be very tight if we were not next to our traveling companions. In spite of that, the sites are very level and easy to access. We would certainly recommend this campground and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is an excellent facility for any type of camping. The pool area, shower houses, cafe, office, laundry and camp store were all very nicely kept and convenient. It is close to Washington, D.C. and is a bus stop to the metro bus connecting you to the subway system. It is a convenient way to stay in the metro area and see the D.C. sites. The staff was very helpful and can provide you with tickets to attractions, tours, and transportation. If you are planning a vacation to D.C and want to camp, this is the place to stay! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
A nice enough park if you're looking to RV near DC, but Wi-Fi was a constant problem. Even when a strong signal was available, it was so slow as to be useless. I called the office and was berated and then hung up on by an employee who claimed that if we got a signal, that's all they could do and there was no one to escalate the problem to. The owner did come to our unit and apologized to us for his behavior, but also thought there was nothing wrong with his wireless. I then talked to several people and they all had the same slowness. Those people were all at the rec center by the pool which was reported to be the strongest signal in the park (we were parked just across from that center). As you can see, Wi-Fi is very important to me. It's part of what allows me to travel all summer, that I can work remotely. We might stay here again, but I'll arrange for other Wi-Fi access and not depend on it. I'd rather go back to the Hotel Harrington where the Wi-Fi worked great and I could walk to the sites every day rather than taking a loooong convoluted bus ride to a Metro station at the end of the line. It took an hour minimum to get into (and then out of) the city each day. When I add up my convenience and work access, this was no bargain. The campground itself was nice. The sites are close together, but the pool was very fun and the people in the office (other than one), were very nice and the people in the snack bar were outstanding! Those poor folks are working hard and the food is good! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a well-kept campground very close to DC. it is easy to ride metro bus from the campground to the metro rail station in College park. it is also close enough to park at metro and ride metro rail into town. This is our second stay here, first was in 2002. Most of the sites are very small. We got a pull-thru site which was long, but still didn't offer much room. It was typically hot while we were there with temperatures in the mid 90s, so the pools were a welcome relief. The pools were beautiful and well maintained. There was a nice snack bar, TV room, store, and office. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. Site hookups were so-so. The 41 Channel DirecTV they offered was fuzzy, but did offer 5 HBO Channels. The Wi-Fi was extremely slow on our site as well. This campground also has great policies. If you don't like your site you can switch sites, and if for any reason you wanted to leave early they will refund your money, and not charge a processing fee. Overall, this is a well-maintained campground, and I would recommend it to anyone wishing to explore DC. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Awesome place, wish we would have had more time to stay there. Just stopped here overnight on the way to Ocean City. Had a nice pull thru site, very spacious, easy in/out. Great amenities, pools, hot tub, sauna, big screen tv, restaurant, mini golf, game room. Friendly staff too. You could book tours of DC right from campground. I will definitely visit this park again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the closest and most convenient park to DC. We loved the convenience of taking the Metro Bus to the Metro Rail. This campground really goes out of their way to service you. However, they seemed very overworked and a wee bit cranky at the end of the day. I found the workampers to be more friendly. The staff wasn't mean. I could just tell they wanted to go home. Another concern I had, was that because it was the end of the line of the bus, several homeless often visited the bus shelter to sleep, drink, etc. I never saw staff shoo them away. They didn't seem to cause a problem. However on July 3, staff did post a sign that several items had been stolen from campers (car radios, bikes, etc.). Their entry gate was broken at the time also. We were fortunate in that we were not here during the day, as we were sightseeing so we didn't leave anything out unattended. The sites around the pond, while beautiful, can be tricky to get into. I kind of trimmed an evergreen trying to back my rig in. But all in all, it was a pleasant stay here. The store is full of items that you may not even get from Camping World. The restaurant and open air movie theater on site was neat. The pools were well maintained and lifeguarded. I did have a problem with kids younger than 16 being in a hot tub unsupervised, but I have no problems letting smaller children know they need to bring their parents back if they wish to enjoy the amenities. (The teacher in me.) Campers were very friendly, too. We would stay here again without hesitation. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wonderful!!! I don't know what else someone could ask for except a little larger site. They have an orientation talk about Washington, sell all the bus/train tickets and the city bus picks up by the office. The office staff knows everything about tranfers, senior prices and metro routes. About 1 hour each way on bus and metro and no driving or parking to worry about. What a relief not to go into Washington with out a clue. A very well run operation and staffed by pro's. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great place to stay when going to DC. Very friendly staff, clean sites, and close to attractions. Two nice pools, great snack bar, and lounge is nice too. We really liked this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Top notch campground. Easy to get into DC with a Metro bus stop right in the campground. The bus takes you right to a sub way station and from there an easy train ride into DC. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. The kids loved the pools. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Loved it! Spotless campground, friendly staff, lots of TV channels included, Wi-Fi access, everything worked perfectly! Very close to DC (train station). Looking forward to another trip to this park. We killed our car battery in our toad upon arrival at the park, and the staff came within 5 minutes to assist me with a jump start. Cant say enough about Cherry Hill - it was beautiful! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The office staff was helpful getting us a reservation on short notice. Unfortunately we arrived while night watchman/check in person was making rounds. We had to wait for 25 minutes to check in. He gave us a rate of $40 instead of the $56 we were originally quoted. Sites we're not the most level. This looks like a good clean park to stay in while you visit DC. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We traveled to Maryland to visit Washington DC and selected this campground due to its proximity to the Metro station (end point for Metro Bus route). The first site we were given was too small for our 5th wheel and we called the office from our truck and they gave us 2 other sites to check out and were told to take the site we liked the best. While the 2nd site was larger it also backed up to a freeway and it was very loud. I liked the fact the campground had a recycling program for waste, in my experience most do not. The pool and the bathrooms were very clean and in nice condition, I would have liked to see them do a better job of mowing the lawn. Overall, I would stay at this campground again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great Park to sightsee in Washington DC from. Large but well maintained with good size sites. Large laundry facility and an excellent Cafe with hot and cold food to choose from. Park was full when we were there however it was the July 4th holiday weekend. Had my flags stolen while there which upset/disappointed me but I do not believe it is a reflection of the Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great little/convenient campground. The sites are a little tight but spend a little for a premium and it's fine. Also, end sites in other areas give you more room in front. Wi-Fi was OK...but slow. Pools were clean. Campground is well kept. Shuttle to metro comes into campground frequently. We chose to drive the few miles and park at metro. Also, if you drive into DC on weekend there's plenty of parking. Night time also. Store is great, has a huge RV part with everything you could want/need for the RV. We had a great time. Campground doesn't have any activities but we weren't there for the campground, we were there to sightsee. Been here twice this year and will return. Also, they offer AAA or Good Sam discounts. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is close to DC, as well as Baltimore. The wifi is marginal, it is grossly over taxed, I counted 21 workstations on, and the network was a snail. The spaces are tight and the wsater is at the front of the site, and the electric is at the back... interesting! The heated pool was not. They shut the pool heater off, a heated pool would have been nice! The employees are great. The park is on the Metro, and there is usually plenty of parking at the bus stop. I rated a FIVE because of the pool, wifi that I could not hit even with an external antenna outside the coach, and paying extra for having two kids. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stopped in for two nights. Had problem with 50 amp breaker tripping, after 2 visits it was replaced and problem solved. Overall a nice campground for visiting the DC area, Very helpful staff. A little on the expensive side but not many options in that area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I live 10 miles from here and have stayed at all the campgrounds around DC, and this is the place to be if you are going to visit DC. We camped here while testing out our new RV. I selected a “Premium” site, which means I had some patio furniture and a decent view. The good points are it is close to Metro (our subway system) and it has a bus stop on premises which will get you there, it also had tourist buses which will take you directly to DC. The bathrooms were clean, The have a small convenience store with limited RV supplies a cafe and a game room, the two pools (one heated) were very nice as was the spa (hot tub). The free Wi-Fi had a strong signal however my site was near office. There was a security guard at a booth and a working gate. They had tourism lectures, movies and good cable selection. Now for the rough spots. The gravel sites: please for the money that we are paying I expect paved parking pads, my four wheel drive truck was spinning four wheels while going up on boards trying to level. There is a lot of highway noise and you never really get used to it. I also thought the sites were a little close but in this area its just the way it is. Overall this is a very good campground. We have stayed here before and we will definitely stay here again in fact I already have reservations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very friendly staff. The CG is convenient to DC and the staff was very helpful with getting us there. Bathroom facilities were very clean. The pool was a welcome and refreshing way to end a long and hot day in DC. Free Wi-Fi had a strong signal. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The only negative is that the sites are close together. WiFi needs much to be desired as the signal was weak which caused frequent disconnects. Pool looks nice (wasn't open on my visit). Staff friendly. Teenagers working during the evening tried to be helpful, but had limited knowledge. It is a very convenient CG to tour the Capital. Mass transit to the Capital is easily accessable on-site. I would stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I agree with the previous reviewers. This is the place to be if you are going to go into Washington DC. The Metro bus stop in the campground is perfect. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are a few rough spots however. You can wait 15 minutes or longer for help in the office because the staff are all tied up giving advice to other people about how to use the transit system. It would be nice if they had at least one person that was not used for advice and could be dedicated to helping check in other people or to take our money for store purchases. The roads are paved but the sites are gravel. For the money that we are paying I would expect paved or cement parking pads too. We had lots of ants in the gravel around our site. Cement would have kept them away from our rig. The grass is in poor condition and was over 8" high around our rig. They finally cut it with a weed whacker which made a mess all over the sides of our motorhome and made the grass look uneven. They did not pick up the 8"clippings either. It rained while we were there and we had several inches of rainwater pooled on the grass. There are tall trees around but they do not shade most RVs because their placement is wrong. The water fill is PVC plastic and sits up 12" to 18" and is not supported. Watch out that you don't break yours. There is a lot of freeway noise and sirens all night long. Please be aware that some of the pull throughs in the back have side by side hookups which makes it pretty close for rigs with slides on both sides. They will not give weekly or monthly rates in March or later. Having said all of the above, the location is good, the staff is friendly and I would go back unless they get some competition in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the only game in town if you want to be close and have a little hand holding for a D.C tour. Stayed here 2 weeks while touring D.C. Park is large so look at the site map before choosing a site. Very accommodating staff. You can check out early with full remaining refund and can move to another site if you find a better one while there. (They have many different types of sites so ask questions.) Metro bus and gray line tours stop at the campground, very convenient. Staff was great with directions, tour info, etc. This is a very busy park that caters to D.C tourists. If you have a touring question they probably have the answer. They also conduct a "how to" class in the evenings on touring D.C. Good laundry, good pools, cafe on site, overall good place to stay. There are some negatives. Biggest is traffic noise, this park sits in a semicircle of I-95/I-495, interstate on 3 sides. After a couple of days we felt like we were sleeping under an overpass. Second is site condition. This park gets a lot of use and is very crowded, our gravel site was sloped heavily, soft gravel and generally rough. Wi-Fi was OK but not great. It was free so can't complain too much. Although the park has a security guard shack and gate we rarely saw the guard, and the gate was broken (open) the majority of the time. Don't let these negative sway you from staying here. Overall it worked out very well for us, and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park and conveniently located north of the 495 Beltway. Heated water is a plus at this time of year. We have stayed here before and visited Washington, DC. The staff is usually helpful and there are many different ways to see the city. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Probably the best park in Western Maryland. However, it is not worth the price. Should be OK for a few nights but that is it. Roads are narrow and sites are hard to get into and out of. Might be nice in summer. Would come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you want to visit DC, this is THE place to stay. The park serves as the end of the metro line, so it is easy-breezey to get to in-town attractions. Tour busses also come to the site. Internet is free. It has the best TV that I have ever experienced while camping (3 HBO channels) The park has trees, but because of the layout of the sites, none are shaded, so the advertisement of shaded sites is not quite accurate. The trees are behind the units, not beside them. The row of permanents have shade in the mornings, but these are not available to the casual camper. The sites are rather short - except for the pull-throughs. This park is situated alongside I95 and the Beltway, where the two roads merge. Combine the heavy traffic caused by this, complete with the jake-brakes of the many trucks, add the air traffic from military and commercial airports, the helicopters from private executives, park police, as well as the infernal sirens from police and fire/rescue, and you will discover why people stay inside watching TV when they are not out exploring the nation's capitol. Staff is very friendly. Store is well-stocked. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Except for Mr "Dump" in Sept (who always calls places a dump, except for expensive resorts) we agree with the other recent reviews. What I would like to add is that Cherry Hill is very convenient to the high end medical facilities at Walter Reed, Bethesda, and HIH. We were here for 8 weeks for treatment. The Cherry Hill staff could not have been nicer and more efficient. The facilities are excellent and very well maintained. This is an excellent base camp for touring DC and/or medical stuff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park & clean all around. Very helpful staff and plenty of assistance available. A Cafe is on the premises for all meals, if desired. They conduct a sightseeing session to get you more aquainted. The bus stops right in the park to take you to the Metro Rail to get to DC. A car is not needed. Only reason I didn't score it higher is that I could not get WiFi at my site, I had to go to the Cafe. Definitely will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice sites. I stayed as a CtC member and got a discount. The sites were priced differently if you got pull through or nicer padios. My basic site was very nice and easy to get Direct TV on. The bus to train transportation was very conveinent. I would stay here again to visit DC. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second visit. Large store; very helpful workers. This is "city camping" but nicely landscaped with all the amenities. The sites are close together with minimal trees. It's a great place to stay either overnight or for site-seeing in DC. Busses come to the campground all day for transport. Full cable which is unusual; 4 or 5 HBO channels. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Do not let some of the previous reviews put you off of this park. This is a wonderful park that knows how to do it right!! The city bus comes right into the park entrance to pick you up as does Gray Line tours. For seeing Washington DC you cannot beat this park. The campsites are more than adequate and level. The park is laid out very well and very clean. The orientation that they offer gives you a great overview of how to get around Washington and an idea of the cost. We will be staying here again in the spring. It is more than worth the cost. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff here is top notch! They are always friendly and willing to help in any way they can. The office is very well organized. Nice clean park! We will definitely go back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My kids love coming to this park. The nighlty rate was based on a 10% military discount. The swimming pools were clean, and not too crowded. We stayed in the back part of the park, and were not bothered at all by the highway noise that other reviewers have mentioned. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A wonderful location for visiting Washington D.C. The park knows everything about getting into DC by car, bus, or subway. They are very helpful to all your travel needs. The sites are nothing special, but the best aspect is location, location, location. We stayed here in a Motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very good park! Very helpful staff. Great access to bus and metro lines. All metro passes and Grayline tours tickets can be purchased on site. Will return if coming back to DC. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Electric, water and sewer services good. Sites are very close together. We did notice on arrival that our neighbor had at least 5 dogs (probably more) and 2 parrots! First night OK, but second night barking from dog next door (very near to our bedroom window) kept us awake. Complained to office - unhelpful. Upon pressing, offered us another site which was about half a mile away down the end of the campground - this was nearer to the interstate road and there was too much traffic noise. We looked around and found another pull-through site near the park entrance, which was luckily available. Moved there during the morning. Another neighbour at our new site, then brought her dog onto our site and exercised it! Lost for words! We were thinking of staying for extra nights, but changed our minds, we'll be staying long enough. The location of this campground is excellent for visiting Washington DC, but other than that wouldn't visit again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Yes this campground is overpriced. But there are others further out. The nice thing about this campground is the metrobus comes to the campground. Can take it to the subway and into DC. To us that was worth it over staying further out and driving in. Be sure to read all the information the staff gives you. Campground has good electric and water pressure. We were in site #67 easy back in. The Wi-Fi was a little slow, so we put up our satellite dish. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park. Very large. Lots of amenities. Nice pools. The staff is very helpful for touring the capitol, and you can get to it without driving into the city. Overall, it gets high marks. But I was expecting a whole lot more for $75 a night for 6 people, including $5/night for each extra person. Our site was gravel. The only way the trailer would fit was to back it right into the bank of the land behind the site. The back of the trailer hung out a good 12 feet beyond the parking area. And the site backed up against the I95 freeway, which is constantly way noisy. The truck had to go in sideways in front of the trailer and hang out in the road. I'm still in sticker shock for these places on the east coast compared to the same thing anywhere else. I wouldn't come back here except to tour the capitol again. It's price doesn't justify the value compared to other places I've been. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
GREAT! That’s all I can say about this park! It was very clean and well kept, and the staff was friendly. They offer a lot of activities to do on site. One of the things we liked the most is they offer waste bags for the dogs around the site, very helpful for those “accidents!” They have a lake in the center of the park you can sit around and it is lit up at night. Right by the highway for easy access to DC or Baltimore, and you can hear the traffic at night, but it’s no big deal for what the park offers. Easy transportation to DC as well from the bus terminal on site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park located close to DC. Park staff helpful and always making upgrades. Public transportation comes into park for easy access. Two very clean pools with lifeguards. Onsite RV and grocery store and Mobile RV tech and propane refills come to your site. We stayed 4 months and enjoyed every minute. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very disappointed in this park at the cost. I was looking for a really nice park but no way. The swimming pool area was beautiful. Hot tub inside and it was almost 100 outside so i didn't try it. There is a very nice walking trail around the park that we enjoyed . The staff was very friendly and helpful and it is a good location to tour DC. I guess if i would ever go to DC again i would stay here. The site we had was small, I had to park car to the side of the motorhome in one of the tent areas but we do have a 40 ft motorhome. Oh almost forgot, get your USA flag in; mine got stolen at this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here to visit the DC area and not the RV park. But, this is one of those parks that can entertain you in the park and still serve the needs of those like us who are here to see the area and not the park. There is a Metro bus that runs pretty frequently to and from the subway system and tickets available at the park for both the subway and bus system. The staff was helpful and the lady running the ticket center was very knowledgeable about the best ticket options. There is a strip mall just down the street with a grocery and other items. The park is a bit on the pricey side so, we would stay here again but would look around a bit more to see if we could come up with a better value. We stayed here in a Fifth Wheel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great location to D.C. with few alternatives to pick from, none acceptable to us after spending a few hours on the Internet before our trip. Expensive park. Definitely stay in front part of the park as the back and upper part is a 3 because of the temporary workers that stay there. Stay off the roads to and from the back part to avoid traffic if this is important to you. Otherwise a good park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Like others here, we went to visit D.C.. The sites were a little closer then what we were used to but then again, you are camping in a city. The staff was great. They couldn't do enough for us. Bathrooms and showers were very clean. We would go back again if we visit the D.C. area again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What can you say about this place. Well kept for a large park. nice large showers and bathrooms. I was surprised to have a fire ring at our site and be able to use it, fajitas were on the grill. While this no New York transportations system it works fairly well. Metro from the Park to DC then train in and back, No problems whatsoever. The pools were crowded but I'm not a pool person, I'm a get relaxed, have a cold beverage in the AC or grill something under the awning then watch a movie type person. Staff was helpful, very large parts store. If you like Italin or pizza there's a place up the street called Mama Lucia, I believe in a strip center next to a local grocery story, Extremely good thin crust pizza, get one load and eat on it for a few days. I will visit this park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The positive aspects of this campground include easy access to DC via Metro bus, which picks up right at the campground; lovely, clean, heated swimming pool; very friendly staff members; and clean bathrooms/showers. The negatives were very small, narrow campsites; carnival and migrant workers living there; and the inability to have a campfire at night. The fire ring was literally 12 inches from the picnic table. This is a great place to stay for easy access to D.C., and we would do it again. At $50 per night with our Good Sam discount, it was far cheaper than staying at a hotel. The kids enjoyed riding their bikes, and we were near the playground, which is well-kept. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the place to stay when visiting the Nation's Captiol. Between the bus, the knowledgeable staff and the location this park has everything. Easy access, clean restrooms and nice sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is great in aspect of where it is and what it is mainly used for. Which is to travel into D.C. for vacationing homes. The facilities were in excellent condition the pools were amazing the outdoor movies were fun. Definitely will go back again its just not one of my favorites because I don't know much about the park except its where I stay when we travel to D.C. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent 3 weeks and went sightseeing into Washington DC and the surrounding area for 2 solid weeks. The city bus comes into the park itself to the end-of-the-line bus stop, then takes you to the Metro rail line station so you catch a subway ride into the city. The staff is wonderful, the grounds are great. We had a roomy site near the recreation hall, restaurant, laundry, pool. The facility is located on a couple of small hills so daily walks were refreshing. This a very complete campground. They have a high water pressure and will warn you about it upon check in. Make sure you have a pressure regulator for your water intake hose or it will blow out your line. We loved this place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Dismal, dismal, dismal! Transient circus workers speed in their vehicles and made a mess of the park. Management couldn't care less. "They've been coming here for years...", was their excuse. Poorly maintained sites (gravel and grass with pot holes and muck!). Just a run-down, over-priced cruddy campground. Competition needed here to force these people to clean up their act. We stayed here in a half a million dollar coach and what a disappointment. Very much a take it or leave it staff. Again -- too bad there isn't any competition in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an extremely nice park for anyone wishing to visit the DC area. The staff are very helpful and well informed about the area. You can catch a Metro bus right at the park which will take you to the downtown DC attractions. We live about an hour away in Maryland and this was our 3rd visit to the park in 2 years. This is our first trip of the year 'shakedown park' to be sure everything is working after winter storage and once we met friends here for a short weekend visit. The facilities are spotless. The staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The park is well maintained. There is a nice, small fishing pond and a nature trail for hiking. There is a very large pet park with plenty of room for exercising your dog. It is not fenced. The sites are not wooded but there are trees between the rows of RV's affording some camping ambiance but we rolled our awning up when we built campfire because of the narrowness of the site. We have met people from all over the country at this park. They were all here to visit the sites in DC. We stayed at the park and found that even if the park is full you will rarely see anyone because they are all out sightseeing during the day so we pretty much had the park to ourselves. The rates seem a little high but considering the area and how well maintained the park is, the rates are not far out of line. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I agree with the previous reviewers that this is a hard call. The park had lots of amenities and other things going for it. Being the closest RV park to downtown DC was a big plus and the main reason we put up with some of the less desirables things. We appreciated the staff changing our reservation twice without penalty when we were delayed by bad weather. There were lots of cable channels and the WiFi was free and strong. Their 2 pools looked pretty; their restaurant seemed nice (although we didn’t try it); there is a big laundry room (but it needed cleaning); and their tour desk was very helpful and provided a convenient way to get advance tickets. They were very knowledgeable about the metro and were patient with us newbies trying to understand it. However. . . . . . for over $50 a night (before discount) we felt the basics needed to be a bit better. The roads were narrow and the sites were just OK. They were gravel with some grass and looked crowded and a bit messy throughout most areas of the park. The sites were small in length and width. Our toad had to be parked almost in the street, and many others were in the street. Our site was pretty un-level. There was a table, grill, and fire ring at each site, but there really wasn’t room to have a fire. Our neighbors did, and this was the first unpleasant experience we have had with smoke blowing into our RV. I almost reserved a super site and was really glad I didn’t. They were not any bigger or prettier and were definitely not worth the difference in price. The ladies’ showers in the bath house nearest us were acceptable, but the men’s were always a mess. The facilities were better in the conference center. Finally, the group of people mentioned by the previous reviewers was still there. The good news was they were mostly all grouped together in the back of the park. The bad news was that because of this their area was extremely crowded and messy. The really bad news was that our site was very close to that area. We saw several trailers that appeared to have 5 separate living quarters. Some just had a blanket over the door. There were large trucks and cargo trailers parked everywhere. It was hard just to drive down the street because of all the vehicles sticking out, and they seemed to constantly shuffle vehicles around. However, they were not noisy, and our RV faced away from their area so we did not have to constantly see the mess. We would stay here again simply because of the location, but we sure wish they would make some improvements. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very tough park to review. Location is terrific, even the local Metro has an in-park service, enabling one to go from the campground to downtown D.C. etc. by bus/subway. Excellent. Bad news is campground is getting run down, has little campground rules enforcement and have carnival workers living on site, and/or migrant workers. To us this is just not acceptable, plus it's not cheap. What they need is some competition. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a tough call. On the one hand this is a well kept park right out of DC. We have been there before a few years ago. My negative was some of the clientele at the park the 5 days we were there this spring. There were a number of sites at the end of the park occupied by a Carnival troup. Now I know you can't ask people what they do for a living when you rent an rv spot to them, it should have been a tip off that there were 15 people in each huge trailer. The people were not a problem, but to be honest, I would have been uncomfortable leaving my teenaged or pre-teen kid alone for any time at all. Clearly the management knew about this issue - when I spoke quietly to the manager, she acknowledged the issue, and said she would convey my thoughts to the owners. This was it. I just am not comfortable with a family CG having such occupants. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a great time in this campground. The easy access to DC was great and the park staff was helpful and pleasant and gave us all the info we needed to take the metro into the city. It was very quiet when we were there and we only had a few neighbors in our section of the park. We camped here with small children, and we would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great park! We stayed here in two different sites and stored the RV here while we went to NY. Both we stayed at were across from the Community Center. The first was on a corner and had a very large grass area next to the rig. The second was much tighter quarters. The laundry facility here is the biggest and nicest I've seen. They have a restaurant on site, as well as a phenomenally stocked RV supply store. Getting to DC is a breeze from here. The bus stops in the park and takes you to the metro station. It takes about 40 minutes, but no hassles and they sell tickets in the park. The staff are all nice and very helpful. The only downside is that restaurants in the area are pretty thin pickings, though the bagel shop and Noodles across from the university were good finds. Traffic noise isn't too bad, considering location. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is pricy, but it is worth the price. It is located 2 miles from the Washington DC Metro station for easy access to downtown DC. Tickets are available at the office. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. A free Thanksgiving dinner is planned for all campers. The cafe prepares excellent breakfast. Given that the average family would pay 2 1/2 times for a hotel or motel in the area, this campground is not unreasonably priced. The facilities are clean and the campground well lit, maintained and secure. The sound of the beltway traffic may bother some but this is about the only camping alternative near DC. I highly recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Despite the good facilities, their prices are outrageous, $55 per night!!! In addition, they charge an added $5 daily for wireless. We received a fax at the office - they charged an extra dollar for that service. We have stayed at better parks for very much less. Their only advantage is the location near the Washington attractions. On the other hand, their location is also a detractor - the noise from the two adjacent major interstate highways is very loud and incessant. We would not stay here again, other than the fact that we have friends in the area and the next closest park suitable for our rig is very far away. They need some competition. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Probably the best place to stay while visiting DC. They have clear, correct, detailed information in writing on everything you need to know about getting into DC. Onsite Metro bus stop at the main entrance. Very good facilities and park events for all types of campers. Gravel sites, mostly side-by-side. The most camper-friendly management policies we have ever experienced. Well-staffed, friendly, helpful - the store even carries the New York papers! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park. It has an abundance of amenities including pools, a hot tub, sauna bath, cafe, RV Store and countless others. The staff is very helpful and all are well versed in train and bus schedules for DC sightseeing. There are only two deficiencies that keep me from rating this a 10... the small gravel sites and the charge for wi-fi. Wi-fi has become as important as water and electric and should be included in the daily fee. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When researching our trip, this campground seemed to be the hardest to gauge, so I chose it knowing that we might have some issues. I can now simply state that it is one of the finest, best run, and best located campgrounds that I have had the pleasure to stay at. If you are looking for a rural, pastoral location, away from the sounds of the city, this is not your campground. If you are looking for the best location for touring Washington DC and Baltimore I cannot recommend a better location. The location of Cherry Hill is tricky to locate, so use their directions if you do not have onboard GPS. It is located in a bastion of country squeezed between about 3 major freeways. You cannot see these roads from within the park, however, you can hear the low ebb of road roar in the background most of the time. Our RV is pretty well insulated, so we did not hear it, but it did not dissuade numerous pop up and tent campers that we saw. I have read that the sites were too close together. If you are used to a national or state park with huge sites then yes they are smaller. I found no more problems getting in and setting up than any other private campground. Upon checkin they will give you a mountain of information about the area, including detailed information about bus and Metro train schedules. They are on the bus route to the local Metro station but we chose to drive and park. Check with the office and let them advise you on what is necessary to do this. Payment for parking is a bit confusing but the staff will have you prepared like a local. In our opinion the Metro is the ONLY way to visit DC, do not attempt to drive and park downtown, it will only serve to confuse you and take valuable touring time. The parking cost is a lot more than the train station and your only two miles from the campground! Baltimore is about a 30 minute drive North. We went on the weekend and found no problem parking in the Inner Harbor area, but I recommend getting there early, especially if you drive a big truck. Parking can be expensive here as well. Cherry Hill tries to offer as much as possible at the campground, pools, laundry, a small cafe, rv parts shop and the usual camp store for sundries. It is more expensive that staying out in the country, but it is well worth the cost for increased touring time and less driving time. I would highly recommend that you stay here when visiting the area. How highly? In five years of touring I have only given out one other 10. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Overall this was a nice campground. They had electrical problems so I needed to run the generator for the A/C to work. The problem was not campground's fault it was with the power company. They did let my son and I golf for free since the power was out. I didn't arrive until about 2:00 a.m. and there was a guard present to check us in. I would stay again if I was in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice facilities. Campsites close. Nice orientation meeting at 4p.m. to help you understand about areas transportation system and things to do. Very important to go. Makes it a lot easier. Staff friendly. Pricey but worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first stay at the park...It will NOT be our last. Its clean, staff is very helpful and nice. The Rest rooms were fantastic, clean, well kept, the same with all the facilities. The only negative is that the sites are somewhat close together. There are grocery stores close by as well, for more than the one or two items that you may need. The Camp store is one of the most well stocked we have ever seen as far as rv supplies, as well as food and goodies!!! Its well worth the trip, ans as others have said it may be full but there never seems to be a lot of people there!!! What we found out is that its only 49 miles from home!! and with the gas prices what a bargin!!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice park. We first chose this park due to the closeness of DC. This park is very clean, well kept, and the sites are spotless. Lots of activities going on, and the shuttles that run into DC are very convenient. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This a great park. With the bus departing directly from the park to the Metro you can't beat it getting into DC. With I-95 and the Beltway so close, as a country boy I was concerned about road noise, but it was hardly noticeable. After reading one bad review I wonder if they were in the same park. We will definitely come here on our next trip to DC. We spent 28 days here and didn't get to see everything. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is definitely the place to stay when visiting Wash DC. The park has everything including regular bus service to the Metro. The site price is the most we ever paid but we'd do it again. Also, they offer a dog walking service for a minimal cost. The woman who does this is a real animal lover and can be trusted to go into your RV to get the dogs and gve them a good walk. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice cg, but you must be in an enclosed camper. At the time we were in a pop-up and this is no place for that. This cg is locatd practically on I-95. We couldn't get a good nights sleep because of the never ending noise from the highway. But other than that, this cg is nice. The bath houses were some of the cleanest and nicest we've seen. Also you are so close to DC! Just a 20 minute drive and you in! We will definitely go back! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This campground is our mainstay when visiting Washington DC. The bus access it offers is very convenient. Some sites are tighter than others. We enjoy the ones in the vicinity of the main offices. This is a very large, clean, and efficient campground. We have stayed there multiple times and have never been disappointed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As RV parks go, this is a nice facility. We stayed here to make day trips to Baltimore and Annapolis. Given the close access to the beltway and I-95, the park still provided a nice degree of calm. Nice pools, nightly movies, hot tub, RV equipment store. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
In our opinion, this park is everything a good RV park should be. From speedy, information-filled check-in to helpful staff to well-kept, well-organized surroundings to incredibly easy access to all the sights in DC, this park has it all. Metro bus picks you up on site and whisks you to subway. On July 4th, when the city bus stopped running to return people to the park after the fireworks, Cherry Hill provided its own bus transportation from subway back to park--FREE! Sites could be wider and freeway noise can be a bit of a problem, but what do you expect from a place that is right in the middle of the action? We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed this campground. Even though every spot was filled, you never saw anyone around. They all seemed to be in D.C. The laundry facility clean, pools nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is well maintained and appears to be a nice park, but I had a poor expereince. The other campers around me were not very pleasant at all. Everyone is so hurried and inconsiderate. My site had old cigarrette butts and beer cans in the fire ring and I could not use the rear leveling jacks because of a drainage pipe (there was a 2 foot gully behind my site). The site was very difficult to get my 31 foot tt into, mostly because all the neighbors where parked all around and gave you very little space. It is very tight in most spaces here. I would recommend it only for overnight stays and even then only if I had to. Bottomline is that if I had payed 25 dollars I would give it a 9/10, but 51 dollars was way too much for what you got at this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I would never stay here again, I would have rather spent two nights in a walmart parking lot. This place is more like a trailer park not an RV park. The sites were barely big enough to pull in, and then to choose whether to put the awning out or start a camp fire. Unkept park with grass shin high, site still had garbage from last visitor. People do not pick up after their pets and loose dogs were seen running through the park. All sorts of people live at this park, especially irresponsible drivers doing burnouts next to the childrens playground. Long term residents can be noticed by the garbage piling up around there aging rigs and trailers. So disappointing driving across the country to arrive at a dump like that. Very helpful/friendly staff but it still wasn't worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the place to be if you want to tour DC. while camping. The staff does an excellent job of providing all the information you need for a great trip. The site we had was more than adequate, not nearly as tight as some other reviewers would have you believe. There was plenty of room for a picnic table and a fire ring. Maintainance is a bit lacking. One site near us was used as a mini "junkyard", with a campground truck and golf cart that odviously hadn't been used in a while. This is very much an urban campground, surrounded by the beltway, rt 95, and a very busy surface street. Traffic noise is constant, but hardly unexpected in this situation. Overall, we were very happy with the place and we will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a nice place, we stayed for a week and really enjoyed it, they have a nice campstore with reasonably priced souvenirs. There is a metro bus that picks up tourists and takes you to the train into D.C. how convenient. I will go back if I'm in the D.C. area again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here due to close proximity of Washington DC. It was convenient to take a bus
right from the campgroung to the metro station and then to DC. The staff at this campground are among some of the most helpful and friendly I have found.
Campground is showing it's age and fulltimers need to clean up their spaces. Park management needs to make this happen. We would stay there again if you are visiting the DC area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There aren't too many campgrounds for which you can check "yes" to every single item (other than having an oceanfront site) in the review. Cherry Hill does in fact provide every possible service for every type of camper there is. From cabins, yurts, tent sites, big rig super sites, etc. For the rver who wants to sightsee in D.C. this is the only FULL SERVICE campground convenient to transportation and the greater metro area. That said, it's crowded, sites in some areas are tighter than others. Half the sites back up to the interstate ramps and are very noisy 24/7. If you can get a site back up away from the road it's less noisy but the roar is still there. In addition we have noticed an increase in permanent residents, many with old trashy rigs and personal belongings scattered around the site. 6' tall Plastic storage cabinets, recreational stuff, carpets in place so long the grass is growing inward. This is something Cherry Hill Management ought to at least manage. If you are going to begin allowing permanent, long term residents, at least have some standards regarding how crowded the site can become with personal belongings. These folks are scattered throughout the park so you may or may not be placed next to one of them. They are the only game "in town" other than regional county parks with limited hookups, so if you prefer a more rustic environment consider one of them. If you need/want full service amenities and incredible convenience, Cherry Hill is still the one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We would not ever go to this campground again. All they have are kids cutting through your
site, and this happens while you're sitting out on your site! We complained to the manager and it still continues! Forget about big sites too. You are too
close to your neighbors. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean, well maintained. Great bus service - office sold tickets to all major attractions - very helpful. They also had restaurant and a very fully stocked RV Supply store.
We camped here in a camper.
Very convenient. Bus comes right into the park to take visitors to the Metro Train. Employees very helpful could answer all questions regarding trips into Washington DC. Would stay there again. We camped here in a camper.
This place is fine for those who do not mind camping as though they are in a Walmart parking lot the weekend before Xmas. Be prepared to almost touch your neighbors rv everytime you open the door. Ok place if your desperate for a place to sleep for one night but we fled to the Bullrun State Campground asap even though it had no water hookups. Wall to wall campers is not my idea of camping. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.