Camping Grounds Chevy Chase 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
Maple Tree Camp
(800) 421-7116, (301) 432-5585
20716 Townsend Road
Gapland, MD
Number of Sites
26 Total Camp/RV Sites,26 Electric and Water,10 Tent Sites,
Pavilion,Store,Cabin Rentals,
Nature Trails,Recreation Hall,

Fort Whaley Campground
(800) 421-7116, (410) 641-9785
11224 Dale Road
Whaleyville, MD
Number of Sites
175 Total Camp/RV Sites,130 30 Amp Service,130 50 Amp Service,175 Electric and Water,130 Electric Only,61 Full Hookups,45 Max RV Length,11 Pull-Thru Sites,33 Tent Sites,
Cabin Rentals,Laundry,Store,Cable TV,Pets Welcome,Pavilion,Restaurant,
Arcade/Game room,Biking Trails,Boating,Canoe Rentals,Golf Facilities,Hiking Trails,Marina,Mini Golf,Nature Trails,Non-motorized Boat Rentals,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming - Lake,Swimming Pool,

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,
Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,Dump Station,Cable TV,Laundry,Phone Service at Site,Store,Restaurant,Group Area,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,
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
Buttonwood Beach Camping
(410) 275-2108
170 Buttonwood Rd
Earleville, MD
Woodlands Camping Resort
(410) 398-4414
265 Starkey Ln
Elkton, MD
Mountain Farm Campground
(301) 824-7887
11604 Pleasant Valley Rd
Smithsburg, 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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