Best Cheap Campsites In Washington Near Me

1. Rock Creek Park - Washington

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Address: 3545 Williamsburg Ln NW, Washington, DC 20008

Telephone: (202) 895-6000

Business type: Campground

Rock Creek Park: what do users think?

James Salt: great little swimming hole. this is a river ford with concrete footing so easy on the feet. nice fishing hole with eels just under the bridge to the north.

gordon james: I work at the park so quite naturally I will say that the park is great.

Nnamdi Azikiwe: Our little Washington DC secret.

Marlene Lopez: Peaceful and beautiful

Laura Moreno: Nothing better than run/bike/hike to break the work routine in the rock creek park

Kenneth Cintron: Awesome..!!

Psychic Chevy Chase: Lovers quite time

TC Woodland: Love it

Jose Gonzalez: Nice place

2. Greenbelt Campground - Greenbelt

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Address: Riverdale, MD 20737

Telephone: (301) 344-3944

Business type: Campground

Greenbelt Campground: what do users think?

Heather Bowman: Upon checking in, realized our site was too small for our tents (a 3 person and a 1 person). We were able to switch sites but then realized the bathrooms were gross. The mens room did not have doors on the stalls which made my 10 year old son uncomfortable. The ranger was incredibly helpful and kind, but we left.

Arndts Aren’t Staying Put: We enjoyed our time at Greenbelt Campground. This affordable option near the District was awesome for exploring the Capitol. Lots of nature and wildlife to explore at this beautiful spot. The only things we didn’t love were the tight fitting campsites, unlevel spaces, and lack of electric hookup options. Still, we recommend this park! We’re the Arndts, a family of four (+2 cats) traveling the US’ state and national parks full time. Follow us on Instagram: @arndts.arent.staying.put

Scott Schroth: Awesome camp ground. Very well kept paths and pad suites. Most camp sites have a fire cover they ask you to use for control. The cover is a great aid to help cook food or roast marshmallows. Most site areas have a picnic cable and a standing grill near by each site.

merlemcc: Stayed one night while passing through on a bike trip. Our fellow campers are quiet, but you hear some traffic noise from the city. Our campsite was washed out from heavy rain and unusable; we set up our tents on the pavement. Bathrooms were clean enough, with nice hot water in the shower, but in disrepair. In general, it looks like a park hanging on with a shoestring budget. Ranger was very friendly and took the time to chat with us.

Mirko Abad: Very peaceful. Really relaxing is worth the trip and spend a few days.

Waleed AlRayes: Online and easy booking, amazing place and close to downtown attractions

Sebastien Pilon: Perfect place to stay if you want to visit the Capitol while camping and having fun!!

Chris: Great campgrounds! Plenty of drive-in campsites with built-in picnic tables, fire pits, and warm restrooms.

3. Washington DC / Capitol KOA Holiday - Anne Arundel County

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Address: 768 Cecil Ave N, Millersville, MD 21108

Telephone: (800) 562-0248

Business type: Campground

Washington DC / Capitol KOA Holiday: what do users think?

Nicole Neumann: I would rate this place 0 stars if I could. The staff was not friendly/helpful at ALL. My family and I live in our camper and are just passing through the DC area. Thank GOD it is only a 2 night stay. My kids went to the jump pad and I was sitting outside of my camper watching them, however the staff would not allow that. Even though, there were 3 other kids on the jump pad with no parents in sight. I was at least watching my children. Once the staff decided to tell me they could not jump unless I was STANDING at the fence line, we tried to mention that there were other children up there with no parents around and instead of having a grown up conversation, the staff decided to drive away on their golf cart in the middle of us talking to them. They were extremely rude. The staff is truly watching your every step, so if you like having baby sitters, then by all means, this is the campground for you. On top of the unfriendly staff, the facility is filthy. The pool is now open for the summer and the water is GREEN. You would think after being closed all winter, they would have had it cleaned and ready for opening week. I would NEVER stay here again, nor would I even recommend this campground to my worst enemy.

Mia Fish: It was good enough for what we needed. It was off season and we were happy to get a place to stay. Our spot wasn’t great due to the size of our rig and the spot was up an incline then we had to go back and forth to find most level spot. Other spots much more level but in all fairness we might have asked for this spot not realizing how it was in real life. Easy to get to in snd out. No narrow barriers. You can unhook right outside check in office. I’d definitely stay again.

MaryBeth L: I’ve been a slacker about my reviews but I’m making a point to leave a review because clearly some of the issues haven’t been resolved. We stayed in March. Staff did not make clear what check in process was and i didn’t personally hear from them until I contacted them that there was no hot water in the showers. We were told they were “on the list” and it should be fixed next week and in the mean time to use the showers by the pool. Clearly that hasn’t been resolved. Also - the name is a misnomer because it’s nearly an HOUR to get into the Capitol area most days. I’d stay here again if I had to but it won’t be my first choice. I let them keep 3 stars because the sites were level, they had FHU and facilities - even if they weren’t very useful, and they had a playground.

4. Cherry Hill Park - Beltsville

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Address: 9800 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740

Telephone: (301) 937-7116

Business type: Campground

Cherry Hill Park: what do users think?

Gigliotti Family: Great RV resort with lots of amenities and close to DC. We stayed for 3 nights over Easter. Sites are a little small but very clean. Bathhouses were close and also very clean. We had planned on going into DC 2 separate days but there was so much to do at the resort and our kids were having so much fun we decided to stay at the campground for 1 of the days instead of going into DC. The transportation offered to the metro was excellent and so convenient! Being novice campers, we forgot a few things but the general store at the campground had everything we needed. The cafe also has excellent food! We will definitely be back!!

Desi Jerry: The camp grounds was immaculate, bathrooms were clean at all times! We stayed in the premium tent site that were well worth the extra fee. Having the lawn chairs and gazebo was wonderful… Our family will stay here again! Location was close to stores if you needed to pick up groceries. The site also supplied Ice and wood delivery!

Michael Kraxberger: What a great place! The campgrounds are huge, but because of the segmented areas, it still has a small park feel - depending on where you are located. Some areas are quite tight and look crowded, others a little more spacious. Location is everything - this is 5 minutes from the Metro station (actually 2, we always went to Greenbelt station) which will take you anywhere inside the beltway, several downtown locations, and even to Mt. Vernon. The campground also has several private tours directly into DC - we took the night tour, which was a marked difference in the standard group tour. Grounds - exceptionally maintained. Amenities - beyond expectations. DC highlights seminar at 4:00 every day - fantastic content and helpful advice about the city. 2 pools, Hot tub, and sauna, two laundry rooms, clean, spacious, well-lit bathhouses, kids programs, gated access - all above standard. This is one of the best in the country!

Angeli: Everything was Excellent! The customer service was great. Everyone my husband and I dealt with that worked at the campground was very friendly , helpful and welcoming. The facilities ( Bathhouses) the shower stalls were keep pristine, there were very good water pressure and plenty of hot water. All of the amenities were obviously well maintained, The pool, Splash pad, miniature Golf, Basketball Court. The campground at Cherry Hill Park is a beautiful place with many areas of peaceful tranquility so you can really relax. Also the roadways are well paved and lighted to make driving at night around the campground or even walking around at night quite comfortable. We used a tent and our site #116 was great. plenty of room for our vehicle, tent and lounge chairs. A picnic table and fire was provided. Thank you to everyone at Cherry Hill Campgounds. My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves and are already planning a return trip later this year.

Jeff Dykie: Our family stayed here in a travel trailer. We chose Cherry Hill Park because of how close it is to Washington DC. Cherry Hill is fabulous! We have stayed at many campgrounds and this was one of the nicest. The pride the owners and employees have in this campground is evident when you first enter. There really are no "bad" sites. A lot to do, great store. Went to DC on the express bus, very convenient. We already booked for next summer!

Eric Wolf: This was our second trip to Cherry Hill. We were here 5 years ago and stayed in a cabin, that has since been upgraded to a Yurt. This time we came in our own camper. We would highly recommend and will definitely return when we want to visit DC again. The convenience of the location is unbeatable. They do run a bus from the campground to the nearest metro station. We opted to drive our truck to the Greenbelt station and park for a $4.95 flat rate during the week, free on weekends and get a 3 - day metro pass ($28.00) We could not have been happier with this decision. The drive in on weekdays to DC was routinely showing 1 hour on google maps. The Campground has definitely made many improvements since we were last here. The pool is a fun spot, the dog park is great, the mini golf is as good as any that would pay to go to. (there is a $1 fee per person) I was glad to pay as it kept kids from just congregating there. The workers were all very friendly. We ended up in the middle of a large group of campers who told us they were there to party. Party they did, but the campground was on top of them and shut them down promptly at 10 p.m. every day. The bathhouses were clean and maintained, as is the whole campground. It is very well kept up. The store is well stocked with groceries and essentially an RV parts store. The only negative is that there is a fair bit of highway noise, but we were okay with that since we were so close to DC.

5. Marsden Tract Group Campground - Potomac

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Address: Potomac, MD 20854

Business type: Campground

Marsden Tract Group Campground: what do users think?

David Mitchell: A great little campsite that is about 3/4 of a mile walk from the Carderock Parking area. Take the Billy Goat C trail from the parking lot to the C&O towpath. Then take the towpath until you see the sign on the left for the campsites. This is about 100 feet past the Billy Goat B trail sign. Potable water is up the towpath in the opposite direction of the parking lot across a foot bridge. Great location for scout troops, but a bit of a walk. Lots of nature. Saw a bunch of blue herons while I was there.

Todd Lund: Troop 117 of West Creek, NJ came here in 2015 to do a 50 mile cycling trek in and out of Washington DC. We are returning this year, 2018, to do it all again! Great camping and ultra convenient!

知行易: You can’t drive your car to the campground, there is no parking lot to park your car too. You have to carry your stuff and walk in. It’s horrible experience

Mark Perschel: Great Place for GROUP camping

H2O Liquid: would NOT recommendactually, WOULD recommend :/

Aaron Schuetz: Great place for an overnight!

Steven Garcia: Cool camping spot!

akshara kambam: What is the phone number for them?

6. Greenbelt Park - Greenbelt

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Address: 6565 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 344-3944

Business type: National park

Greenbelt Park: what do users think?

Rick Sussman: Though we lived in the area for nearly 25 years (Montgomery County) this was our first time here. And a wonderful time of year for camping, too, with hardly anybody else here. We spent 5 nights in D loop in our 30 ft travel trailer, using our generator throughout the day and evening as necessary. Our site was just long enough for us, fairly level and open. We spent much of our time outside the park visiting family. And as close to very urban areas as it is, in the back of the campground it almost felt remote. Sunsets were beautiful.

Moving on with Old Man River Old man river: I camped at this national park last night May 4th 2022. I am a tent camper and want certain things. I want a bathroom close. Before you book please know what you are booking. A great number of the camping sites have (for me) too much of a slant. I drove around took the number of different campsites and then booked They charge 20.00 per night and have the discount rate of half price for the disabled card holders. The park is close to Washington DC.

Richard C. IV: With miles of unpaved trails meandering through a lush and verdant forest teaming with life, it is easy to forget you are inside the capital beltway. The freshly repaved roads throughout the park are a magnet for road bikes zipping up and down the small hills. Truly a wonderful outdoor oasis in the heart of the DMV.

Favio Urla: Plenty of parking alway a plus; and benches. No parking or entrance fee. Has a short trail and a long trail (1.4 miles). Pet friendly, but do please pickup after your friends 🐕💩 droppings.

Mike Jones: Nice park in urban area. Hosted 40 years of Wednesday night bike racing, which is the only reason I go there!

Sean Troxell: The roads and parking lots are open again. We had a nice walk with the kiddos on a brisk sunny day.

Stick X: Its a nice campground with a nice area and also provides showers (not many campgrounds provide showers). Although, the camping sites are really close to each other and it kinda feels a little weird camping 10 feet away from an entire other family. Although the trails are nice.

Hannah T: Great campsite for our tent camping with kids. Had large lots and no gravel camping pad. We got a no electricity lot that Included water nearby and a shower/bathroom nearby and great trails for walking. We did find a Lone Star Tick on one of our party while at the campgrounds. Hadn’t realized they were in the area.

7. Robert C McDonell Campground - North Bethesda

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Address: 7701 Tuckerman Ln, Rockville, MD 20854

Telephone: (301) 495-2525

Business type: Campground

Robert C McDonell Campground: what do users think?

x: Perfect spot to take your local kid camping for the first time. Online signup is easy. Each site has firewood, water, toilets, tables, fire-ring, close parking, charcoal grill & is out of sight and earshot of other sites. For local residents only, maintained by local girl scouts, & well run by the County govt.

C P: I had a very pleasant experience making a reservation over the phone, and my group was really pleased with the site when we arrived! Everything was clean, port-o-potty was readily accessible, and there was even a stack of firewood available for guests to use. The noise from the highway didn’t bother us as we hung out around the bonfire. The only tricky thing was finding the our way in—Google Maps tried to tell us we could get into the park through a nearby shopping center when the entrance is on Tuckerman road! Be sure to clean up after yourself while enjoying the park so that future visitors can enjoy it too!

Lokesh Runner: People are using this campground as a dog park. They will not pick dog poop. You can see it all over. They will even not use leash when trail marker clearly says dog should always be on leash. I never see any park ranger here. People will bring their dogs to train here and dog will scare badly other trail users. Otherwise I like to keep coming again.

Jakub corp.: I usually go on walks around the campground, it’s very relaxing.

Walter Houser: Pretty setting next to noisy I270. Many tent sites bordered by landscaping timbers.

Robert and Sheila: Customer service is rude and unhelpful, but otherwise, the place is beautiful.

Greg Minneman: Poor parking for a large girl scout event

8. Pohick Bay Regional Park - Fairfax County

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Address: 6501 Pohick Bay Dr, Lorton, VA 22079

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6:30AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 339-6104

Business type: Park

Pohick Bay Regional Park: what do users think?

Amanda McHugh: A great park with lots to do - easy to spend a whole day here. There’s a gorgeous lake that you can enjoy (boating, fishing, etc.). Paddle boards, canoes/kayaks, and some other non-motorized water equipment is available for rent or you can bring your own. There’s a boat drop available (small fee charged upon entering the park) and a smaller launch site for things like kayaks and paddle boards. There are pavilions with grills available for reservation, a disc golf course, and a water park for the kiddos. There are also some hiking/walking trails. Don’t sleep on this park - it’s great!

Louise Brady: We only experienced the youth group campsite with the cub scouts and half of the red trail but it was fantastic. Looking to come back and explore more another weekend. We saw multiple frogs, and a baby caterpillar.

Josh Williams: We love stopping by the park for the putt putt golf, the water park in the summer, and the playground is nice for the kiddos. Always a fun place to stop by with the family to get away from the hussle and bustle of Northern Virginia

Daniel Hudson: Very family friendly. Lots to do in one place and everything I have tried has been great. Disc golf course is a little more open now after a few trees had to be taken down due to a storm. Beginner friendly and a great place to learn. Be ready to hit some trees!

John Varney: Great campground, with lots of extra amenities! Primitive camping all the way through "tour bus" sites with full hookups. Family and pet friendly! We will definitely be staying here again.

Ajisai Purple: I was really surprised there was a lot of wildlife. Really nice campground but glass was all over my site when I arrived. I tried cleaning it up. The bathrooms were muddy. Faucets were too close to the edge.

9. Rock Creek Park - Washington

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Address: 5200 Glover Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

Telephone: (202) 895-6000

Business type: National park

Rock Creek Park: what do users think?

Maame N: Great picnic areas. Spacious and clean spaces. Bathrooms were relatively clean for a park. No funky smell, well lit, and ac controlled. Kayaking, pedal boat, and row boat available on the lake. Playgrounds are really nice. Home/bike trail available too.

Esther Y: You can park anywhere with a picnic area. However, traffic can get pretty bad during the day. Lots of trees! There is also a biking path on the side :)

Rosie C: A great place to hike especially during the fall. There are different routes you can take all ranging in distance and intensity. Make sure you get back to your car before dark.

Jessica Long: Beautiful paved trails. Wooded trails that were by the creek. It wasn’t the clearest which direction to go to stay in the main wooded region because there weren’t easily accessible or visualized signs with route maps. But lots of ground to discover.

EDP: Love this park. I wish I had more time to discover more of the location. There’s one section closed off to traffic which made it much more enjoyable.

10. Lake Fairfax Park - Reston

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Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA 20190

Telephone: (703) 471-5414

Business type: Campground

Lake Fairfax Park: what do users think?

It’s me Charzi: A very big park and a very good for camping. You have plenty of activity to do within the park and there is separate campground where you do your camping with your family. Over the weekends saw school kids camping with their family and was looking so good. Heard from friends that is safe to camp .

Litzy Aguilar: Beautiful & relaxing lake. Perfect place for camping, RV parking, skatepark, hiking trails, grills everywhere, and a water park.

Rana Emad: So much to do there! There’s the lake that’s always serene (but you might have to go early when there aren’t a lot of people since they can play music pretty loud). There’s many skate boarding ramps. There’s a massive area for camping (both tents and RVs). It’s a great location since it’s close to the “city” but far enough to be immersed in nature. They have a nice bathroom area as well as porta-potties scattered around. They’re almost always clean. The camping grounds we’ve used range from being next to someone else’s tent to being pretty far away from the next lot. You have to reserve an area if you plan on spending the night.

Russell M: Lake Fairfax is a gem. If you guessed that there is a lake, you are correct, but that’s just the start. There is a very cool water park that is great for kids. There are a bunch of soccer fields, baseball fields, but there is also a cricket field. Not easy to find those around here. A nice little skate park for the little shredders, and a great campground that is very popular in the warmer months. The Fairfax Cross County Connector trail also goes right through the park, anchoring a green network of mountain bike trails. There are plenty of fun rock gardens, roots, twists and turns that make riding here a blast, and there is a very cool jump/flow trail being built very close to the little pump track that I can’t wait to try out.

Doug Marcks: Crowded but fun. Get there early to get a spot with an umbrella. You can purchase food or bring your own which is a plus. Lots of lifeguards and it seemed they were actually paying attention. The kids loved it.

11. Camp Meade RV park - Fort Meade

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Address: 2300 Wilson St, Fort Meade, MD 20755

Telephone: (301) 677-6196

Business type: Campground

Camp Meade RV park: what do users think?

Hope Cico: Nice Fam Camp. Paved roads were nice for the kids to play on. Nice playgrounds and water for fishing were within walking distance.

Patti B: This is an excellent rv camp. Level, spacious sites, secure and the staff is exceptional.

Lincoln Ward: Nice big spots with lots of room. Great prices, grounds could kept up a bit better with mowing and landscaping.

Barb Hylland: We camped for the weekend and loved it! Quiet campground. Paved streets and concrete sites. You don’t feel like you’re close to town because of the woods. Just outside the campground is a park with two playgrounds for kids to play. Had a blast! Just outside the gate is a gas station to pull in your RV and fuel up and across the street is Dunkin Donuts. You can’t go wrong.

Jordan Lawson: This RV park does have some decent amenities if they work. They have a laundry room, but they may work when you try to use them. The landscaping is very poorly maintained, they mow maybe once a month they refuse to remove dead trees that could cause personal property damage. Their rates are constantly changing and is very expensive seeing that it is on a military base and it is run by MWR which receives tons of free money every year.

12. Hillwood Camping Park - Gainesville

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Address: 14280 Gardner Mnr Pl, Gainesville, VA 20155

Telephone: (703) 754-6105

Business type: Campground

Hillwood Camping Park: what do users think?

Matthew Oleson: This place is absolute trash. Campers packed in like a storage lot. Tv cables running everywhere and no WiFi or amenities to justify the amount that they charge. I am up here working for several years and they told me I couldn’t have my camper there because it’s to old. There are campers falling apart in there that are from the early to mid 90s. Mine is a 2002 one owner mint. The lady that manages the place is extremely rude and said if the owners let me stay then she would quit lol. Would not recommend this place to my worst enemies

David Schendel: This park is perfect for the cost and location for long term extended stays. Best for those looking for cheaper housing solution with a short commute into Chantilly, Herndon, Manassas or greater Prince William or Fairfax County Area.

Joshua Poellot: Best place to ride a mountain bike 🚵‍♂️

Craig Billings: This is a 4/5 star place if you travel for work but you will be sadly disappointed if you are coming for a weekend getaway. Not much of a kid friendly place. Pricing is competitive for the area. No wifi or cable, lots of trees makes satellite tough but there are lots that you can get your own cable and many spots have no problem with satellite signal. While it is hidden in the the woods and very peaceful, it is close to everything you could need.

Crystal Urzendowski: My stay at Hillwood has been the most rewarding experience. The staff is so helpful, friendly, and willing to accommodate customers with special requests. The park is very well maintained with the groundskeepers taking care in the appearance and maintenance. The convenience of laundry on site, mail services, and shopping close by makes the location of the park perfect. The price of the monthly stay with amenities makes it well worth your buck. On a scale of 10, the Hillwood Camping Park gets a 10 from our family.

John Wickham: One week and so far our experience has been just horrible. Owners not accommodating, very rude, and just not as welcoming as our hometown in MS. Much needing a makeover, and just very glad our stay will be short. Prices are high for the minimal cold broken down filthy crappy showers, laundry (1.50 to wash and 1.25 to dry a regular load) including the area and RV spots. Just praying we will be leaving soon. wjw

13. Great Falls Park - Great Falls

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Address: 9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102

Telephone: (703) 757-3101

Business type: National park

Great Falls Park: what do users think?

Credible Critic: A beautiful park, well-maintained featuring its natural attributes splendidly. The observation areas are well situated for everyone, including the physical-challenged people. Many shaded areas for families to picnic or just simply taking a break to take in the views. We really enjoyed walking, hiking along the river trail. The trail took us right to the edges of many cliffs, showing the spectacular views of the water. A great area to enjoy nature, just a few steps from the hustle of the city. A must visit in the DC area.

Parker Kelley: Very fun experience and atmosphere ! I was thrilled to see that they do military discount upon entry. Finding parking was a little tough due to the amount of spots they have available. The park itself, including the bathrooms and walkways, were clean. They had a food truck serving different types of foods and drinks. The views of the waterfall is amazing & the hiking trails also has great views. I will definitely be back.

Jessica Alva: This place is beautiful! You only need to be a walker to experience its beauty. Lots of paved trails. However, there are pathways you can take that are also clearly marked. Plenty of placards to indicate what happened or what is going on at certain locations. There are the overviews of the falls; personally I liked overview 1 best, as it is the closest to the falls!

armaan Khan: Great place to visit. $20 per car entry fee. The pass is good for a week. Plenty of parking. Multiple view points. Trails is not harsh. White river rafting available. Rocky trail towards the end. There are snakes and spiders along the trail busy over the weekend. The currents are really dangerous. The water is calm near the beginning of the trail. Must experience it.

Steffanny Leiva: What a beautiful place to go for a walk! you really enjoy the view and the constant noise of the water throughout the trail. It is a place that I recommend visiting on weekdays, on weekends many people go and you cannot appreciate the true beauty of the Billy Goat trail.

Da-Wang Wu: There are three overlooks, and each of them has a great view. Although it’s an easy hike, I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes since there are still some rocks and ups and downs. The first overlook is just next to the visitor center, and the other two are within 10 minutes by walking. The entrance fee is $20, and National park pass can be used here. When the weather is good, parking lots can be filled up quickly. Highly recommend for a half/full day trip!

Jeff Kale: Well maintained National Park on the Virginia side of the Potomac River with breathtaking views of the falls and numerous hiking trails. Picnic area near the Visitor Center with charcoal grills and there was a Food Truck there today. Park entrance fees are $20 per vehicle unless you purchase an annual pass for $35 or have a Lifetime Pass. Great family fun!

14. Battery Kemble Park - Washington

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Address: 3035 Chain Bridge Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016

Schedule: Open 24 hours

Telephone: (202) 895-6070

Business type: National park

Battery Kemble Park: what do users think?

Jonathan DeGange: Most dogs that live nearby love this place, as does ours. It’s a great park, not technically a dog park but the park rangers are pretty lenient about not having dogs leashed if no one is being bothered. One of Northwest’s better secret getaways with a nice loop for quick walk.

x kuyjyt: Easy parking off Chain Bridge Road NW but so many thoughtless people letting their dogs run off-leash, both on narrow trails and in the open field/picnic area. Selfish, illegal, and dangerous, which we hope NPS will address, starting with more signs and enforcement.

Andrew Palisades: This is *not* (supposed to be) a dog park. There are signs everywhere reminding owners to keep their dogs leashed, punishable with a fine up to $1,500. Few dog owners can read apparently. For those who can, expect your time in the park to be split between dodging doggie greetings and doggie doo-doo. What was once a historic landmark in the city has now gone to the dogs.

Team Taylor: What a delightful day at Kemble Park... great snow and a memory for a lifetime

Mikel Lewis: Beautiful long park with a long unpaved trail from just down from AU all the way to McArthur Blvd

Bryan Hayes: Nice little getaway. Reminder to dog owners, keep those pups on leashes!

Tim S: Lovely dog park, many off leash so know your dog well before you bring them

John Blaser: This is a park to take your dog. They can be off-leash. There is a field, a path through the woods and a creek. Our dog had a great time!

Zach Brown: Nice wide trails, parking available.

Jason Mest: Awesome walk. 2 out of 20 dogs had leashes. Dog lover park...beware

15. Soapstone Valley Park - Washington

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Address: Washington, DC 20008

Schedule: Temporarily closed

Business type: Park

Soapstone Valley Park: what do users think?

Jay Empty: So much fun and beauty; had a blast jumping between stones and logs.

Marjorie D: Shady respite from the bustle of Connecticut Ave, bountiful birdsong, a few more cicadas in recent days, and friendly neighbors. Several creek crossings - choose your footwear well and bring a camera!

Dave Brown: Great to have this lovely park in our backyard but the constant flow of trash from the sewer is pretty off putting. The trails are well maintained, fallen trees promptly moved off trail and the stream crossings add some excitement to an otherwise short 0.75 mile stretch down to rock creek. I typically walk through with a small bag to pick up trash but after each rainstorm a fresh batch comes down.

Leif Engler: Beutiful place to hike, be careful while crossing the stream though.

Karl Schmidt: Very nice unpaved dirt path along along the creek and leading directly into the main Rock Creek park (although the trail ends at road that can be tricky to cross when there is traffic because there is no sidewalk/shoulder for about 150 feet and some people drive rather fast through the park). Lots of smaller deer trails. Most stream crossings are over stepping stones (no bridges, even on the main trail). Some parts take 3-4 days to dry up after a big rain.

Ashley Kincaid: Trail is closed 3/7/22 and will not reopen until 10/23/23!

16. Fort Washington Park - Fort Washington

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Address: 13551 Fort Washington Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 763-4600

Business type: National park

Fort Washington Park: what do users think?

Bridgette Jenkins: Great park with a lot of walking trails and historic sites. Really pretty drive through as well or a picnic and bike ride. We went on a Sunday around 10am and there were minimal visitors but got hot quickly so we left about 40min in. But there was still a lot left we didnt see so we plan to return and check out another day and maybe just picnic in the shade.

Jonathan Beary: Great location for an outdoor walk with some amazing sight seeing. The fort is open for limited hours each day but the surrounding areas are still fun to explore. Portable toilets are available for the brave or desperate visitor.

Stella C: Very scenic and lovely to go on a walk and take in the local history. The core by the water and the paths are truly relaxing. You can go to the upper or lower levels or walk between to see all the park has to offer.

Rodricka Elliott: Fort Washington is a cool place to check out, especially if you are an American history buff. You have a chance to not only view the fort, but check out some artillery, period furniture, Harmony Hall (a plantation mansion overlooking the Potomac) and there is, of course, plenty of green space for walking. Also, every first Sunday of the month they fire the cannon, accompanied with a brief history of the fort, on the hour a few times a day. Warning: the sound is VERY loud so it may not be ideal for dogs or persons with sensitive ears.

Moving on with Old Man River Old man river: This fort right across the Potomac from Mount Vernon was built right before the battle of 1814. This is one of the brick and mortar forts built for coastal defense. This fort was to protect Washington DC. It was burned after the fall of Washington. It was then rebuilt and during the War between the states and upgraded with heavy guns. It was then upgraded for WW1. They kept the fort and building the same design.

Monica Arciga: What a wonderful surprise! This fort is huge with lots of green space all around. There are many rooms to imagine how defense took place. The views are great. I was hoping for a little more information about the fort and any battles that occurrrd. Plenty of parking.

Christann Chanell: I love the water. I love living near the water. Fort Washington Park is such a beautiful place to walk, sit, relax, read, enjoy an amazing sunset and even see a family of deer grazing on the grounds! A definite must see for anyone in the area!

17. Travel Camp - Fort Belvoir

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Address: 10200 Johnston Rd, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Telephone: (703) 805-3081

Business type: Campground

Travel Camp: what do users think?

Rita Frazee: Not the place to stay if you want to be there long term! They will make you move frequently to give your spot to someone who is passing through. It is beautiful there but it ruins it when a soldier has to come home from work at least once a week during the warmer parts of the year to move their camper. Wifi isn’t great nor is the cell service. Hookups are all the way in front of a back in site which makes most campers need extensions. The cabin has a bathroom with no shower.

e-Scott: Small but nice campground for Active Duty, Retired Military, Reservists, National Guards, DoD Civilians, Installation Contractors and those listed in AR215-1, paragraph 7-1 are eligible to camp at the Fort Belvoir Travel Camp.

Palmore Family: The campground is very clean with a beautiful view. The concrete pads are nice, they’re advertised as level but they are not. Love that is it full hook ups. My only real negative is they Advertise that they have 56 spots when in fact most of those spots are reserved by full-timers, Who live in the travel camp year around. They all watch the calendar carefully and keep rebooking their spots. I was estimate there are over 30 full time families living there. I can’t blame them with the cost of housing here.

Billy Wilson: Nice place along the Potomac with a fishing pier just down the hill. Sites were full hookup and bathhouse had individual showers/toilets and was clean. Considering my site was a concrete pad, it should have been level but was several inches off. The view made up for it though and will definitely be back to visit DC area.

Juliann Fox: With my limited experience in campers (1st one) and campgrounds (2nd one), this is the best so far. It is a little pricier than the first, but very much worth it. My view of the Bay is beautiful. The washhouse is very nice and well kept. I would definitely recommend this travel camp. The photo is from on top of the camper, enjoying the view after a little work on the camper.

David Espey: Least liked, most expensive MWR camp I stayed at. Is at a good location.

Sullymar Camacho: The campground its ok. The staff is rude and not helpful. Not to mention that if you want to extend your stay they probably have you move every other day to another spot. I was there for 3 weeks and we decided to extend for 2 more weeks and I pretty much can give a review of most of the spots because I had to move so many times.

18. Fort Foote Park - Fort Washington

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Address: 8915 Fort Foote Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 763-4600

Business type: National park

Fort Foote Park: what do users think?

Carlton Willis: The park is one of the best in the area with the exception that trails can be blocked by falling trees and the grass tends to get too high during the summer. A little maintenance by the NPS and this does up to 5 stars, especially with the addition of interpretive signs a couple of years ago.

Tia Wheeler: This is a nice park for walking, but aside from a few markers and two cannons there is not much regarding the fort. There are some nice views across the river to Alexandria.

Iveth Garcia: I really do love it here. It’s one of my happy places. I well say though, there are days were you find the unexpected. Some good and sometimes smelly unexpected. It’s a very nice place to get your feet wet and maybe fish. I brought my kids here the other day. You do have to keep in mind it’s probably 20 something minute walk from the car to the beach area. It’s has very nice historical sites to see. A lot of hiking!

Heman Gharibnejad: It’s a bit strange to have a national park in the middle of a neighborhood. The area is not so well kept. But the giant guns are a real treat. Despite seeing pictures of them I was still shocked by their size and location. This is a very unique place.

Marleen Greenleaf: Great location for a walk or hike, but be prepared to be bombarded with bugs and cobwebs on the trail.

Samuel Christiansen: This place is local and convenient for a quick hike. The cannons are cool. The trail down to the river both ways is nice. Saw a lot of deer, and I was able to get close. However, there is prevalent trash. This is clearly the result of people who have no stake in this place, or their own community, which is sad.. Not a bad spot for a quick workout hike and to see the cannons. It is a shame that a few bad and lazy people make it nasty for everyone else..

Lyssa McEachern: My favorite park to bring the dogs! It’s quiet and the other trailgoers are so sweet and friendly. My favorite part is the beach at the end of the trail!!

Keryn Ahmed: We walked through with our bikes September 2019. The highlights were the water views, eating paw-paws that had recently fallen, and the scenic beach at the North end.

19. Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm - Prince George's County

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Address: 6411 Oxon Hill Rd, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Telephone: (301) 839-1176

Business type: Campground

Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm: what do users think?

L Smith: The most peaceful place ✨the animals seem happy here All of the parents communicated to not touch or harass the animals, which was nice, particularly for the chickens. The chickens are out and about so it’s nice they don’t have to feel vulnerable around people. There are two trails here. They’re easy to follow with bright tree markings and there were kids on them, so they can’t be too serious. There were cows, horses, pigs, a rooster, chickens in the farm area, as well as vultures on the trail. There’s are two picnic areas, one has a grill. There’s a shop as well.

Moving on with Old Man River Old man river: This is a great little national park site. It was not listed in my book. I learned about it from a volunteer worker at Fort Washington. A lot of school kids from the Washington DC area are school bussed there. The rangers told me for many of them this was the first time to visit a national park or even a farm with chickens. Cows horses and hogs. The rangers were very nice and helpful to everyone.

Nathan Mease: Great picnic areas with tables and grills available. Recommend close toed shoes and plenty of water.

kara taylor: Great family outing. The staff was very engaging and the kids loved it. They are very upfront about the history of this farm which I appreciated seeing throughout the farm.

Chris B: Not sure what was up when we went on this Saturday morning in June but the only animals we could find were 4 cows in a pen and some chickens roaming the property. No other animals in their stalls nor fields, was pretty bizarre tbh. At least the kid got to run around some.

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