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11 RV Parks near Chesapeake Ranch Estates, Maryland
We did however find 11 campgrounds within 25 miles of Chesapeake Ranch Estates. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Chesapeake Ranch Estates in the left hand column.
Sites: 395 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 30 Reviews
May 2019 - $40.00
I have been camping here for about 3 years and have seen a steady decline in the campground. The number of long term campers has steadily increased and results in the non full timer having more of a problem getting a good spot. Many of the full time residence keep the appearance of their site up, but many have let it go bad. Junk under and around their site and just a general unkempt appearance. To avoid this, rules say they have to move sites every 90 days, but that is not enforced at all. There are many campers that have been in the same spot for years. I was told by a long term camper that they just go to the office with another camper and switch sites on paper and never really move. This could be a great place on a military base, but if this trend continues it will be completely trashed in a few years. I have nothing against long term campers, but they need to keep their site up. Also MANY Trees need to be trimmed. Driving down certain roads and you will get tree limbs on your roof, the same for some of the sites. This is a good way to puncture your roof. - JFB1
Oct 2017 - $30.00
The base is great. Easy on/off from the road and walkable/bikeable to town of Solomons with the tiki bar and sergeants bbq. On base there were mwr events for Halloween and there looks like lots of water activity at the multiple pools and beach. For today's concerns, there was WiFi everywhere which supports Amazon fire stick and laptop. We will return!! - Jwhenderson
Jun 2017 - $41.00
This is on a military recreation center so you will have to have authorized access for this base. Overall the park and facilities are in good order. However, there are several long term campers that have spots that are in disrepair. The site around there camper has very tall grass, all of their belonging lying about and is generally an eye sore. I have been here several times and this has always been the case. I have no problem with long term camping, but make them keep their site presentable. The camper close to us was unoccupied except when they stopped by to feed the dogs that were living in it. If you find a spot away from these areas it is a nice place for a visit. There is a nice pool and a beach along the river, driving range, fishing pier (needs repair), and planned activities. - JFB1
Jun 2016 - $55.00
Large park with a tremendous amount of permanent residents. Two loops in the A section with full hookups, B section has water/electric only, C and D are full hookups.
Staff is extremely nice as are the residents. The residents are contractors that come and go. Monthly rates are $550 plus electric.
There is a pool, playground, fishing pond (front of property), fishing lake (back of property), and some area trails.
All sites are back-in. - calewjohnson
May 2016 - $55.00
This park has a majority of permanent residents that keep their sites filled with clutter and dirty rigs. This certainly detracts from the overall appearance of the park.
We have now traveled over 23,000 miles and stayed in many, many RV Campgrounds....and this is BY FAR, one of the most expensive parks we have stayed in with very little amenities. Sites were NOT level and were merely grass sites, not even gravel. They had had a great deal of rain the prior two weeks, thus making things soggy and our stabilizers sank into the dirt/grass. The park did not provide even so much as a picnic table at our site, in addition to very, very poor working Wi-Fi/Internet and no cable, which meant no T.V. (there were no local channels). When my husband asked one of the staff about cable, he sarcastically said that "We could call ComCast to come out and hook us up", not very realistic for people only staying two nights.
Lastly, no where was I told ahead of time when I made my reservation that I needed cash or a debit Card, so I was not prepared for this. When checking in, they THEN proceeded to charge me an additional 3% fee for using a Visa Card. And that was on top of an extremely high nightly fee.
Bathroom facilities were dirty, "old" and locked at 8:00 p.m. each night. We definitely will not ever return to this location, and I will be sure to pass this information on to all our friends who are full-timers. - Suzanne R.S.
Apr 2016 - $45.00
Sites not occupied by long term campers, are mostly not level. Would not take reservations or assign site. Charges extra to use a credit card. No cable and absolutely no over the air reception. Only upside to this campground is the convenience to Pax River NAS. I will have to stay again, but not recommended. - SC RVer
Jul 2017 - $25.00
Absolutely the worst camping experience in over ten years of camping. Facilities are old, run-down and just plain nasty. The nice view of the Bay was about the only positive on my visit. The "last straw" was the owner burning a huge pile of garbage a short distance from my campsite. - WNThee
Mar 2007 - $19.00
Great location on the Bay. Good store,game room, laundry, clean bathrooms, nice boat launch, slips - all about fishing. Many seasonal sites,allowing additions (porches). Transient sites are back ins, 30 amp with great view and bay breeze. Propane refill, marine gas. Off season when I was there, but entry road pot holes were being filled, and hurricane/storm erosion was being addressed. Great owners/staff. - PattieAM
Jul 2017 - $45.00
Resident sheep chews everyone's water lines, vehicles, campers, stuff outside. Also alot of junked out campers around that are a big eyesore. Too bad, used to be beautiful down by water but now trashy. - Full timers X 2
May 2008 - $37.00
the electric is very outdated. we lost electric each day and were told to turn off the ac units to save the boxes. the sites are not marked and there is not water and electric to each site you must share with others and if you do not have enough cords oh well. there is no camp store and the costs jump up after 2 persons and yo have other fees as well on arrival. we were disappointed in the depth of the water 3 - 5 feet only and the docks were always taken and there is no safe area for the kids to play oe swim. if you are looking - pass this one up!! - mountainbreeze
Aug 2006 - $35.00
Excellent campground. There are beautiful sites by the water. People are very friendly. I was totally satisfied camping there. I will return. - dmb921
Sites: 100 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 4 Reviews
Oct 2019 - $60.00
Lots of permanent old run down campers with add ons by inexperienced carpenters. On the other hand the Marina (I didn't use) looked quite nice. - JohnnyRebel
Jun 2009 - $36.00
This place is a marina first, not a campground. They have a nice marina which has a restaurant and bar, swimming pool, picnic areas, and the bathhouse is located under the restaurant and includes laundry facilities. They also have a seasonal campground, which is not where you'll be if you're spending a few nights. The campground where they'll put you is called the "field" because it's just that, a field. I can't even call it a campground because this is the condition it was in: no access road, no marked off campsites, just a row of hookup boxes that you back into along a tree line on two sides of a big field. The field is unimproved - bumpy, swampy, and you have to drive over it to get to your site. There is no trash service or dumpster, you have to drive your trash to the marina. There is no bathhouse for the campground, you have to use the one at the marina, about a 1/4 mile away. There is no on-site manager, which means there is no one to enforce quiet hours. It's basically a free for all in a field. We had neighbors that pulled in at midnight - 4 diesel trucks with boats and 2 large campers/5gth wheels - who turned on outside food lights and played and drank - at 2am they were still up and their kids were running around, screaming. There was nothing anyone could do. We were booked for 2 nights but we packed up the next morning and checked out. I will never go back, and I would advise no one to use this place. They make no effort at all to provide any services for their campers. Very disappointing. - dstumps
Sep 2007 - $35.00
This was the second time we have stayed this year. The first time was a check-it-out visit. The second time...we brought the boat with us. If you want a somewhere to fish and boat, this is the place. It is maybe a 15 minute trip in the boat to Point Lookout, so you have the river and the bay to choose from. The staff I ran across were very nice. Yes, you need to drive thru a field but the sites are back-ins towards trees, with shade in the evenings. There is a pond to fish right from the rear of the campsite. We plan on returning. - det62
Oct 2016 - $55.00
Love this campground. A lot of permanent residents March through November. Some contractors yearly. Wonderful staff. Water and rental equipment for your stay. Child and pet friendly. Restaurant/Bar is open during the summer from Thursday through Sunday. Though we always call to make sure if we don't want to cook on arrival. Tons of repeat customers. Close enough to base but far enough to enjoy the great outdoors. Go crabbing fishing and all. Suggest everyone try this campground. - Custom camper
Aug 2014 - $35.00
The only good thing about this park is that the sites are shaded (they also have a big field with lots of room for tents or campers, no shade, no hookups). The sites are small and poorly organized. We had a hard time getting our 27' rig into our assigned spot because the unit behind us had backed in too far and they were not around to move it. The staff is totally unconcerned with addressing any problems (in addition to the space issue, there was water spraying everywhere from the spigot). The office is about a half mile hike from the camp sites, and that is where the bathrooms, showers, and the WiFi are. The WiFi, when available, is so slow you would think it was dial-up. The bath/shower rooms are nice and clean, but 3 of the 4 rooms did not lock. We would not go back! - Capt.Deb
Jun 2010 - $30.00
The dirtiest showers and bath house we have seen. On Saturday nights, they sponsor a drunken bash with very loud music 75 feet from tent camping area. Refused to honor quiet hours. Police were called at 3:15 am to break up the party. Avoid at all cost. - Gary Morris
Jun 2012 - $44.00
We have been searching for a spot near Cambridge, MD and found this "mom and pop" campground on the internet. They do not have a website but the following web address gives an aerial photograph: http://marinas.com/view/marina/5080_Madison_Bay_Campground_%26_Marina_MD_United_States There are about 8 transient sites which are situated in the right side of the photograph near the marina slips. The remainder of the sites are seasonal. There is no shade and water/electric sites only, but the dump out station is easily accessible and certainly adequate. We did not use the bath houses or laundry so cannot comment. There is an excellent small restaurant and bar on site with local crab and seafood dishes as well as steaks, hamburgers and sandwich items, open for lunch and dinner. Call ahead for a reservation at the campground. When you arrive, go to the R&R Restaurant and one of the very friendly bartenders or wait staff will direct you to a site. This is a simple campground with a nice water view. We were there for the Eagleman half triathlon in nearby Cambridge, enjoyed our visit, and plan to return. - M&M
Jul 2010 - $45.00
This was the best campground we have stayed at in. The staff was very friendly. They have a wonderful beach, a pool with a cover and trails that I took my kids though to get them back to nature and away from the ps3 and the xbox. I wish everyone could spend just 3 days there and endure all that my family has. - sophias
May 2019 - $35.00
Bathrooms were pretty typical. No trash, clean toilets, but a lot of bugs and some mold on shower curtains. Loop B is very open/no shade. Great views of surrounding water. Lots spacious. All other loops are in the trees with no views but you would get shade. In early May campground was only about 1/4 full. On Sunday everyone else left and I was the only one in the loop! Surrounded by water and marshland so be prepared for bugs in summer. Sites level and well draining gravel. Nice fire pits with adjustable height grill. Two fishing piers on the property. Could launch kayaks from waterside lots in Loop B. - DawgDen
Apr 2019 - $45.00
Stayed over Easter weekend which turned out to be opening day for rockfish. Full hookup sites are well kept, large and secluded among the trees. There are electric/water sites on peninsula where it was very breezy that weekend but offer stellar sunrises & sunsets. Biking, fishing, hiking, swimming abound. - Manjo
Apr 2019 - $40.00
I enjoy this park because it has a great kayak area. There is a protected area where you can kayak without the power boats cruising around. Lots of campsites, one loop is full hookups in the woods. Also very private with vegetation around you. another loop, on the water is electric only. but its open so its hot in the summer. Then there are a few other loops, mostly for tents but an RV can get to some of them. There is a short hiking trail, a boat launch, a swimming area and boat rentals. The nature center is a good stop and there is a small store there. You are far from any major stores, maybe 30 min. - kcmusa