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Camping Grounds Bethesda MD

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Cherry Hill Park
(301) 937-7116
9800 Cherry Hill Rd
College Park, MD
 
Community Camps Inc
(301) 217-9591
15500 Quince Valley Ter
Gaithersburg, MD
 
Fairland Regional Park
(301) 953-0222
14110 Old Gunpowder Rd
Laurel, MD
 
Crow''s Nest Campground
(800) 421-7116, (301) 271-7632
335 West Main Street
Thurmont, MD
Number of Sites
110 Total Camp/RV Sites,50 20 Amp Service,30 30 Amp Service,110 Electric and Water,78 Electric Only,22 Full Hookups,40 Max RV Length,7 Pull-Thru Sites,5 Rental Trailers,80 Seasonal,32 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,Dump Station,Phone Service at Site,Store,Restaurant,Pets Welcome,
Recreation
Biking Trails,Boat Launch,Fishing,Hiking Trails,Marina,Nature Trails,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming - Pond,Swimming - River,Swimming Pool,Boating,Non-motorized Boat Rentals,Recreation Hall,

The Campgrounds at Sandy Cove
(800) 421-7116, 287-3196
60 Sandy Cove Road
North East, MD
Number of Sites
99 Total Camp/RV Sites,99 50 Amp Service,99 Electric and Water,99 Electric Only,99 Full Hookups,50 Seasonal,20 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Group Area,Ice,WiFi Parkwide,Laundry,Meeting Rooms,Pavilion,Religious Services,Showers,Store,Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Basket Ball,Bird Watching,Boat Launch,Boating,Fishing,Hot Tub,Mini Golf,Nature Trails,Picnic Area,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Sports Field,Swimming Pool,Swimming Pool Indoor,Swimming - River,Tennis,Water activities,

Cherry Hill Park
(800) 421-7116, 740-1210, (301) 937-7116
9800 Cherry Hill Road
College Park, MD
Number of Sites
390 Total Camp/RV Sites,350 30 Amp Service,300 50 Amp Service,390 Electric and Water,350 Electric Only,350 Full Hookups,9 Group Sites,50 Max RV Length,29 Pull-Thru Sites,5 Rental Trailers,35 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,Dump Station,Cable TV,Laundry,Phone Service at Site,Store,Restaurant,Group Area,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Biking Trails,Boating,Canoe Rentals,Equestrian Friendly,Fishing,Golf Facilities,Hiking Trails,Kayak Rentals,Marina,Mini Golf,Nature Trails,Non-motorized Boat Rentals,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,Swimming - Pond,Recreation Hall,Game room,Hay Rides,

Fairfax County Government
(703) 471-5414
1400 Lake Fairfax Dr
Reston, VA
 
Burke Lake Park Golf Course
(703) 323-6600
7315 Ox Rd
Fairfax Station, VA
 
Seaside View Recreation
(301) 872-4141
48593 Seaside View Rd
Ridge, MD
 
Fairland Regional Park
(301) 953-0222
14110 Old Gunpowder Rd
Laurel, MD
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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