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10 Best Campgrounds for a Weekend Trip from Washington, D.C.

by CampspotterJul 23, 2021
10 Best Campgrounds for a Weekend Trip from Washington, D.C.

Step out of the city, and into your next outdoor adventure! We’ve rounded up a list of campgrounds that are within 3 hours of Washington, D.C., making them the perfect weekend getaway destination. We hope to help you find your Campspot and create family memories that will last a lifetime.  

Merry Meadows Recreation Farm in Freeland, MD – 58 miles away 

Pool area at Merry Meadows campground.

Nestled in the rolling countryside of northern Baltimore County, you’ll find the beautiful 275-acre park where folks of all ages can explore nature, camp in the refreshing outdoors, and enjoying the many activities Merry Meadows has to offer. Spend the day taking advantage of the nearby hiking trails, and the evening stargazing at your campsite!

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Williamsport in Williamsport, MD – 62 miles away

Ariel photo of the campground with water slides and pool in Williamsport, MD.

Located along Maryland’s western scenic foothills, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ near Williamsport, Maryland, offers an unforgettable camping experience the whole family will enjoy. Situated just down the road from historic landmarks such as the Antietam National Battlefield and breathtaking scenery along the Appalachian Trail, Jellystone Park™ Williamsport is the perfect “home base” for those wanting to explore the area. 

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Luray in Luray, VA – 74 miles away 

Campground with RVs, cabins, pool area and mountains in the distance.

Amongst the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ in Luray, Virginia. Their 73 scenic acres are situated just down the road from the popular Luray Caverns and breathtaking Shenandoah National Park. This proximity provides day trip options for those wanting to explore the surrounding areas. 

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Quarryville in Quarryville, PA – 82 miles away

Campground and pool surrounded by trees in Quarryville, PA.

Located on 63 lush, wooded acres that adjoin a scenic, 100-acre county park in Southern Lancaster, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort in Quarryville, Pennsylvania offers a unique camping experience. When campers aren’t busy swimming and splashing at Yogi Bear’s Water Zone & Splash Pad, they can enjoy endless outdoor activities and amenities that will keep everyone busy from dawn ’til dusk. 

Fort Whaley RV Resort & Campground in Whaleyville, MD – 99 miles away 

Enjoy a family-friendly vacation at Fort Whaley RV Resort & Campground! Bring the whole family for fun and adventure in a prime location just 15 miles from the popular tourist destination of Ocean City. Enjoy planned activities, miniature golfing, laser tag, playgrounds, a fishing lake, and a dog park for your four-legged family members. 

Paradise Stream Family Campground in Loysville, PA – 102 miles away 

Campground in fall with lake in the background.

Welcome to the place where families come to be family. Nestled into the heart of beautiful South Central Pennsylvania, Paradise Stream Family Campground is an escape for family and friends that lets you experience all the best of camping in the Pennsylvania countryside. With great activities and spacious RV, tenting, and cabin sites, you and your family will want to make Paradise Stream your home away from home for many summers to come. 

Massey’s Landing RV Resort & Campground in Millsboro, DE – 105 miles away 

RVs on the water with blue sky at Massey's Lansing RV Resort.

Escape to the heart of the Delaware Beaches at Massey’s Landing, a luxury RV resort and waterfront campground on the shores of Rehoboth Bay. Nestled along the shoreline you’ll find beachfront cottages, waterfront RV sites, and glamorous safari tents. The amenities are just as luxurious as the accommodations. Take a dip in the pool or swim up to the splash bar for a cocktail. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy a great view at one of our onsite restaurants.

Lake in Wood RV Resort in Narvon, PA – 106 miles away 

Ariel view of pool area at Lake in Wood Camp Resort

Lake in Wood Camping Resort is a pet-friendly, Gnome-themed resort that features a six-acre lake, a magnificent entertainment hall with pipe organ, and the Gnome Café. Here, guests enjoy everything from a weekend of tent, barn, yurt, treehouse camping, and more to an entire season in our deluxe park-model rentals. The whole family will enjoy a refreshing dip in the swimming pool complex featuring a full-size pool, kiddie pool, and relaxing spa waters. 

Loves Way Village in Moorefield, WV – 108 miles away 

Glamping tents at Loves Way in West Virginia

Located in the Potomac Highlands, Loves Way Village is nestled amid the ancient mountains of West Virginia. They offering glamping tents, ideal for rental when visiting the mountains, family reunions, workshop weekends, retreats, and other events. Enjoy the tranquility, fresh air, and connecting to nature, all only two hours from Washington, D.C. 

Frontier Town RV Resort & Campground in Berlin, MD – 110 miles away 

Waterpark area with waterslides at Frontier Town in Ocean City.

Situated right on the Sinepuxent Bay, Frontier Town is Ocean City’s premier camping resort and the perfect place for the ultimate family adventure! Enjoy primitive campsites and cozy vacation rentals with an outstanding amenity package that includes the Frontier Town Water Park, Miniature Golf, Western Theme Park, and High Ropes Adventure Park. The resort also features an on-site restaurant and bar, recreational sports, a swimming pool, and a 75-slip marina. 

The greater D.C area has so much to offer – from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, and beyond. We hope you get the chance to explore the nearby region when you book a stay at any of these incredible campgrounds. Visit to browse and book your next getaway.