5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Maryland

By Bethany Quinn

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Maryland

Camping is a great American pastime. From invigorating hikes, to swimming in the lake to cool off, to the campfire that finishes off the night, Maryland’s campgrounds will give you the quintessential outdoor experience. These family-oriented campsites have something for everyone to enjoy, combining the perfect balance of relaxation and kid-friendly fun.   

1. Frontier Town, Berlin, MD

This place is so cool. It’s basically a full-on resort, but a campground. Located on the beach, near Ocean City, you can camp at Frontier Town for a fraction of the cost while still being near the beach. Pitching your tent is only the start of your adventure. They have a water park with a lazy river and waterslides so you and the kids can laze the day away while relaxing in the sunshine. They also have a Western-themed park where you can spend the afternoon pretending to be a cowboy. Then there is the arcade and high ropes adventure park, camp store, saloon, creamery, and shops that make for a resort destination vacation for the price of pitching your tent. You can’t beat it. 

2. Island Resort Campground, Newark, MD

Located on the water, a few minutes from the ocean, this campground is full of family activities but quieter than a resort campground. They have a lake that is fully-stocked with fish for their catch-and-release program, giving you and the kids plenty of easy fishing time. You can also rent a kayak and head out on the water. One thing that makes them stand out is that you can rent a cabin or a camper to stay in. This is incredibly convenient for families who want to try out camping but aren’t ready to invest in all the gear. They also have a camp store and Wi-Fi for parents who need to work. 

3. Holiday Park Campground, Greensboro, MD

If you are looking for activities, this is a great place to go. They have a swimming pool, four playgrounds, free hayrides, tennis, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, a game room, fishing, inflatables (on occasion), hiking, field for games, and organized activities everyone can participate in. They also have hot showers, laundry, a camp store, and cable television for those camping with an RV. Some of their activities include gospel concerts, chili cookouts, bingo, and socials. Basically, you could have a family reunion with 100 people and everyone would find something to do. It’s a great deal.

4. Adventure Bound Camping Resorts, Lothian, MD

Located in Southern Anne Arundel County, this campground is around 45 minutes from Washington D.C. but a world away. South County is rural and peaceful, yet you are so close to D.C. that it’s possible to take a day trip to see the monuments before coming back to your campsite to relax. They have a swimming pool and a giant inflatable waterslide that the kids will love. They also have cabins and RV rentals for anyone looking for a place to stay. They even have a dog park, which makes it family-friendly for everyone.

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5. Brunswick Family Campground, Brunswick, MD

Situated on the Potomac River, Brunswick Family Campground is a scenic spot that the whole family will love escaping to. The campground offers tent camping in an area with access to hot showers, bathrooms, picnic pavilions, fire pits, and more. Brunswick also has 48 RV campsites. 

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