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15 RV Parks near Arlington, Virginia
We did however find 15 campgrounds within 25 miles of Arlington. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Arlington in the left hand column.
Oct 2018 - $29.00
This is a very nice state park near Waldorf, MD. We have a 32 foot Class C and tow a Chevy Equinox, so when I was researching the sites on-line from home, I had picked Site #12 which was listed as 60 feet long. After checking-in, I drove to the site and immediately noticed that it was very level for the back 20 feet or so, but the remainder was on an incline. Trying a hard as I could, I would have needed at least 6 inches of blocks under the front wheels to bring the MH anywhere near level. Using the auto-levelers in the MH made the rig look like a bucking bronco with the front end up in the air. So I looked around and found that site #16 was much better and would work for me, so I called the office. They were great to work with and let me change from 12 to 16. Site 16 proved to be a little shorter in length but it was level and still long enough for the MH and the Equinox. The electric was fine and we had a water spigot less than 50 feet from the MH, so it was easy to fill the fresh water tank. The dump station is situated on the way out and had a working water hose and good water pressure for the black tank flush. Of the 30 sites, only 2 or 3 others were occupied, so it was very quiet, cold and peaceful during our short stay. If in the area, I would not hesitate to stay here again. - Love To Travel 2
Oct 2016 - $26.00
Nice, small, and quiet campground. The sites are well-shaded and trees separate the sites, providing some privacy. My motorhome is less than 25', so I have no problems maneuvering into any of the sites; however, some larger than 35' might have issues, as not all sites can accommodate large rigs. Some sites have electric, none have water, but water spigots are placed generously throughout the campground. There are also fire rings and picnic tables on the sites.
The bathhouse is clean and has showers.
There are trails for walking and horseback riding and a lake for fresh water fishing.
I camp at Cedarville when I need a break and don't want to travel far from home. - DestinyBoundRV
Oct 2016 - $17.00
Point lost for site selection method. Only a few sites suitable for longer rigs but no attempt by park to assign rigs to size appropriate sites. A class B or tent can fit into any site. A larger rig can only fit into larger sites. No issue for us since we were off weekend & at end of season. There was a teardrop trailer in an extra long site nearby. Had a 40' rig come in the park would have lost the revenue since the teardrop had the only site suitable for a big rig. Feels very remote & quiet. Only noise is distant Andrews AFB air traffic. - Veebyes
Sep 2018 - $40.00
I don't think there is a great park in the metro DC area and this one is the same. It is older but with mostly good power, water, sewer, but not all sites. Also roads are falling apart, highly wooded so it is tough to get a spot where your satellite will work. Lots of monthlys, or even yearlys. Spots on the upper portion are for all realistic purposes not useful by RVs over 28'. Most are pretty close together, some very close together. Staff is nice but not special. It is convenient to drive into DC, Annapolis, and other tourist areas. Would stay again if in the area but would love to find something better (someone would have to build new) - Johnny xxxxx
Sep 2018 - $45.00
We stayed here 2 years ago when owners were new and had no problem getting in. This is the only non-military park anywhere in the area close to Annapolis. Barely got in this time so call well ahead. Disappointed to find it 99% permanent resisidents and although improved, not kept up as well as our last visit. Really wish they had more space for travelers.Very nice staff. - Traveler Anne
May 2018 - $71.00
Price was for the off season. Swimming pool wasn't open in early May. Lots of other stuff for kids. New owners have filled in some ruts but speeds in most of this large park are governed by the remaining potholes. Utilities were fine. Satellite accessibility is not available at most sites because of extensive foliage. Annapolis is more than ten miles away but this is the only nonmilitary park in the area. - Mtmoi
Oct 2017 - $29.00
The site was large, almost perfectly level, and wooded. It was also right next to the bath house, which was great for the kids. There were several paved walking paths leading to the bath house, so no one cut through our site to get to it. Site was equipped with a fire ring, grill grate, lantern post, and nice long picnic table. There was a nearby shed with firewood for $5/crate, sold on the honor system. However, there were lots of downed trees around, so we never had to buy any firewood. We were near the "top" of the oval loop, so also had close access to the foot trail through the forest, as well as the foot bridge over the creek, leading to the marina. Bath house was old, and quite buggy, but reasonably clean. No dish washing sink. Showers looked ok, and the stalls were quite large. Marina at the day-use area was very nice. Several docks for strolling and fishing, and saw quite a few boat slips available. There is also a discovery/nature center and art center in the day use area, both of which we really enjoyed. There is a nice, brand new playground, and a pavilion which looked pretty basic and old. The day use area seems to see the most action (and maintenance) in the park, by far. There is a separate historic area in the park, which contains Gen. Smallwood's mansion, and a few other historic buildings. According to the website, these are only open a few days out of each month during the summer, and for an open-house type event around Christmastime. There is another pavilion in this area, as well as a recycled tire playground. The playground is about 15 years old, and you can tell it was really nice at one point, but has been somewhat neglected over the past few years. This is definitely one of the smaller, less popular MD State parks, and that shows in the lack of maintenance and updating of some facilities. Nevertheless, if you're looking for a place to just hang out, camp and fish, and don't need any bells or whistles, this could be a good option. - Jenventola
Jul 2013 - $32.00
This is a little known gem in the Maryland State Park system. Very quiet and shady sites. Extremely clean. Easy access to dump station on way out of campground. All sites had a fire ring, picnic table, and large "patio" area adjacent to the site. Most sites are wide without trees obstructing back-in access, though there is PLENTY of shade. Multiple overflow parking areas available if needed, but we were able to fit camper, meg-cab dually and a 2nd vehicle within our site. Reservation website lists 30' max, but we found 8 sites we could easily fit our 43' triple axle triple slide 13'6" tall 5th wheel on. We were also able to maneuver on interior roads without issue. Short walk to the marina, historical museum, fantastic playground and new nature center. Wonderful shaded walking/hiking paths. Easy access to DC for those wanting to see the sights in the Capital. - User3193
May 2013 - $28.00
This is a really nice park with plenty to do and see. Maybe a little too "woodsy". Sites are a little small but there is plenty of space between them. For a state park, I would have expected better trails. With the river so close, fishing and boating is very popular here. There is even a museum in the park. - tonymaldonado
Sep 2018 - $37.00
We used a Good Sam discount and paid the $5 to guarantee the site via phone. Only stayed 2 nights for a wedding in the area Sept. 8/9. Site B2 needed some leveling, was paved with nice picnic table. Our site was long enough for our 15' teardrop, but we needed to park our Ram pickup crossways, which made it very close to the loop road. Check in was quick and friendly owners. Ice available as well as propane and RV supplies. A short walk to the restrooms which were code entry, very clean and showers worked great. If we were staying in the area again, we would reserve C2 - seemed to be a little roomier and has a large shade tree. Check out the site numbers on the website and read all reviews. Pool looked nice, but we did not use. No fire ring at most sites, but you could reserve one for a nightly fee along with firewood purchase. Pretty quiet, not a lot of kids using the playground. If we would have had more time and if the weather was nicer we would have walked to the rear of the park to check out row F. We were very pleased with staying here. - Teardrop TAB320S owner
Aug 2018 - $42.00
This campground is best suited for smaller RVs (32 feet and under) and people looking for convenience to DC rather than an actual parklike setting (rated "good" based on that criteria). Most sites are cramped. There are a few longer, shadier sites F12-F18 (50amp full hookup, back-in) in last row but be sure to bring leveling blocks because those sites are low in the rear. Two more rows of full hookup pull-through sites (D & E rows) but it might be a challenge to fit anything longer than 30 feet. Rows B & C are 30 amp E/W. F1-F10 (nice shade) suitable only for tents, pop-ups, or camper vans. Propane for sale near office. Over the air TV signal good. Verizon signal good. Very nice laundry room near bathhouse. Nice little pool. Tiny playground. Small dog park is a nice touch. Camp hosts were very helpful and pleasant. Definitely will return when visiting the area. - aowcarol
Aug 2018 - $40.00
Manager was rude he put out our fire with a garden hose the power was out for 6 hrs because of maintenance on campground 92 degrees fri 9-3 pm. Got a refund and then we left to a nicer campground - Bowen
Jan 2019 - $45.00
Travel from Long Island, and this is always our 1st stop. There is construction at the entrances to the post. Tight turn until at camp gate. Entrance to office parking lot to narrow, as evidenced by the tire marks on the curb. We come here for the commissary, the PX, and the class 6 store. The rate has again increased. No cable at site (connector is there) and no WIFI. Seems a lot (45) for what you get. Fort Belvoir (not far) has a new campground and charge $50/nite. They offer a lot more than Fort Meade. The rates must reflect the closeness to the DC area. Interior road has some big potholes. The pull thru's usually for MH and Toad. - Long Island Mac
Oct 2017 - $30.00
Very nice park with lots of elbow room. We were in #24 which is on a corner. The nearest RV to us was at least 50 to 75 feet away. The park is clean and they make everyone adhere to the rules (no parking on grass, no junk around, etc) which makes for a pleasing appearance. There was no wifi out where we were, electric was stable, water pressure was fine, and Verizon signal was 4G with 1 and 2 bars (not real strong). There are paved roads and concrete pads with gravel patios. Each patio has a fire pit and picnic table. The commissary and exchange were very nice. Here's our 2 complaints: First are the gates. The gates at the entrance and exit of the park are a pain. If you're on a military base where you are carded before entry, why do you need the gates? Second is Wifi/Hotspot. I called Verizon because my hotspot was worse than dial-up slow and normally it has very good speed. I was told that because of the area (between DC and Baltimore) the tower congestion is such that at certain times of the day it slows down to a crawl. That being the case, the park should have wifi repeaters. All in all we really enjoyed our stay at Camp Meade. - jomark
Nov 2015 - $28.00
We've been here a month with a couple more weeks to go. This is a very nice park. Spacious lots, very nice laundry and shower building with a couple break room/library/game areas. Lots of trees but probably ? to ½ of sites are possible for satellite reception. Overall very quiet, except for the base special of reveille at 0630 over the base loudspeakers. Earplugs are useless to counteract, but we got used to it. Better than train whistles or traffic noise. They don't do it on the weekends.
They don't have wifi or cable, though I understand they're working on that right now.
Only downside is there's been a bit of musical spots. Their reservation software doesn't optimize the spots to minimize moves, so we moved twice in a week, but spent almost a month in the current spot. Seemed like it could be minimized since it was mostly people already there moving around. When we extended, the person we dealt with in the office made it so we didn't have to move again, but the experience/interest level of the staff varies.
This is certainly the best value in the DC area. We will be back in the spring for sure.
Rate based on monthly rate. - Seb