CG Suggestions for Washington DC Metro Area

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Gotta return to DC for a week. Ironically, while I lived in the area for 10 years, I never had an RV while there so I’ve never thought about campgrounds.

Can anyone recommend a family-friendly campground in the DC area?
 
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I’ve also never camped in the region, but two places people speak highly of are Cherry Hill in MD and Prince William Forest Park in VA. There’s also Bull Run near Manassas.
 
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I live in Ashburn and can confirm the choices are slim.

Without a doubt Cherry Hill is the best. It easily holds large coaches, has nice amenities, and has the benefit of a WMATA bus stop onsite to get you to metro. It is more expensive though.

We have also been to Bull Run Regional Park and Pohick Bay Regional Park and they are convenient to metro but definitely no frills. Sites are hit or miss on levelness and the road into BRRP is almost guaranteed to have a tree jump out and scratch your coach when a car passes you. A lot of people also stay at Lake Fairfax Park but it is electric only.

Hope this helps.

Bill
 
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Cherry Hill looks good and that’s what we were thinking but it is pretty spensive. I think they must know what they have.

We’re just going to visit DW’s sister. Likely to become an part of the post-newmar annual pilgrimage. SIL lives in a condo up near Columbia, MD so no place to put the coach.

After living in the DC metro area for 10 years, we’ve seen everything to see there and I’m sort of dreading dealing with the traffic. Shouldn’t be so awful if we stay on the MD side.

What about Annapolis area? That’s not too far.
 
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You can look at Rambling Pines as well. I was just at Cherry Hill and will be back there tomorrow
 
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Boondock on the mall. Duh
 
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There is a KOA near Gambrills / Millersville that would be easy access to Columbia. Also Rambling Pines. I’ve not been to either but a friend likes the KOA. Not sure if the cost is any better than Cherry Hill.
 
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Koa is expensive and not convenient to Columbia. Cherry Hill or Rambling Pines best bets.
 
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The cost difference between Cherry and Ramblin is pretty small so we’re booking Cherry. It’s a lot nicer for not much more.

thanks for the tips folks!
 
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I've stayed at Cherry Hill, noisy as it's next to the highway AND the CG owner is a prick (well known, not a first time occurrence)! I got stuck in the grass as he tried to marshall me into a site, backing up a small hill, during a NKK rally after heavy rains. Bad on me for not walking the grass first but he was a total a$$ in that situation. I then hosed off the ton of mud on my tires after getting towed out as he came down to talk to me after I left a message the office that I shouldn't have to pay for my stay and he lectured me that they don't allow RV washing. YGBSM! I have since stayed there one more time as I had to find an overnight due to traffic and weather. Thank you Coach-net for the awesome rescue.

If Harpers Ferry is not too far then you may want to consider touring that area.
 
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