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Halloween Weekend

Visit Cherry Hill Park from Friday, October 22 - Sunday, October 24 for a weekend of ghostly Halloween camping.

We've packed the weekend full of kid-friendly events, from trick-or-treating and tractor rides to pumpkin carving and Halloween movies!

Halloween Weekend is fully booked - reservations are now closed. We’re excited to see you there!

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Full Hook-Up RV Sites, Open All Year

Stay in a standard, premium, back-in, or pull-through site. All sites include:

  • full hook-ups,

  • free WiFi,

  • tons of resort-style amenities,

  • and more!

We’re open all year long, so come camping any time you’d like!

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Sometimes camping’s more fun with a roof over your head. Whether you’re planning a getaway for two or a family-style resort vacation, we have just the right rental unit for you.

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Glamping Pod, Rustic Cabin, and Premium Cabin Exteriors at Cherry Hill Park

Camping During COVID

All of our RV and tent sites, cabins, glamping pods, yurts, cottages, and amenities are operating fully.

We’ve added new amenities for your convenience, like express check-in and free delivery from our camp store and cafe.

We feel fortunate to be able to offer our guests fresh air, open space, and outdoor recreation.

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An RVer's Guide To Washington, D.C.

By Liz Wilcox Going to Washington, D.C. is an incredible experience. Traveling there in an RV can make it even more amazing — if you know how to do it right. In this article, I’ll help you choose where to stay based on your needs and give you tips and tricks on how to best enjoy our nation’s capital in an RV rental (or your own rig, if you have one).
There are a few things to consider when deciding on where to stay in Washington, D.C. It’s important to consider:
    • Proximity to the city — where is your campsite located?
    • Proximity to activities — what kind of things do you want to do?
    • What kind RV or camper do you have? How big is your RV rental or tow vehicle?
If you’re visiting the city for only a day in a small RV rental, consider parking in the city. There is an oversized parking lot located at Union Station that allows smaller RVs and vans to park overnight. It’s a simple solution that’s right in the heart of the city! For those of us with larger RVs who want to spend more than a day in the city, there really aren’t any good options inside the city limits. But don’t let that discourage you! There are plenty of options quite close to the city.

My RV Park Of Choice: Cherry Hill Park

If you want to stay as close to the city as possible and spend an entire weekend exploring the downtown area, I recommend Cherry Hill Park. This is the closest campground to the city and also the largest. They accommodate many types of rigs and offer a bus shuttle to the Metro, which is how you can catch the subway into the city. Cherry Hill Park is my go-to choice, as I love the city life and but don’t want to drive through busy city streets. Whether you’re towing a trailer or driving a foot Class A, you’ll have a hard time parking in the city — your best bet is to use public transportation like this campground offers.

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Capitol KOACapital KOA is about 30 miles outside of the city in Millersville, Maryland. If you’re thinking about visiting Baltimore or Annapolis as well, then this is the place for you. During the summer, there is a shuttle that will take you to Washington, D.C. That makes it a great option if you have a large truck or don’t want to drive into the city. Greenbelt ParkGreenbelt Park is great if you’re trying to be as close as possible to the capital, but you still want a true camping experience. It’s only about 15 minutes from downtown, but has miles of hiking trails and wooded campsites to enjoy. The nearest Metro station is only about three miles away and a taxi or Uber can help you get there if you don’t feel like walking.
As stated above, some RV campgrounds have options to help you get into the city. For those that don’t, there are a few options available to you: 1. Drive into the city. This can be stressful, so I wouldn’t recommend this for everyone. I personally love cities and enjoy the “hustle and bustle,” so navigating downtown isn’t too bad for me. I’ve driven through the best and the worst of New York City, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta and Nashville. But driving yourself around a new city can be tricky and isn’t for the faint of heart. I highly recommend saving yourself the heartache and using public transportation.
2. Take Public Transportation If you’re not a city dweller, it’s easy to forget how convenient public transport can be. Washington, D.C. has a large and extensive subway system — I love taking the Metro when I have the whole day to explore. There is also a bus system to help get you around. 3. Take a cab, Uber or Lyft. This is a better option than the Metro when you only have a few hours to sightsee, or when you’re just tired of walking.
Once you are downtown, there are four main ways to get around: 1. Walk This is my preferred method. I’m one of those tourists that just can’t stop staring at things. I explore really slowly and like to plan only a few things a day so I can really savor the experience. If you choose this option, wear proper shoes and stay hydrated. Remember that you could walk more than 5 miles in just one day of sightseeing. Whether you’re pedaling around on your own bike or rented wheels, biking is a great way to see the city. Photo credit: Capital Bikeshare2. Bring or rent a bike Bikeshares have popped up in cities all over the country in the last few years. Instead of taking a cab or walking, consider renting a bike in the city from the Capital Bikeshare. There are literally hundreds of bike stations around the city, so finding one isn’t hard. It’s only $8 for a hour pass. Of course, one of the great things about RVing is that you can bring things like bikes with you on your trip — plan ahead and bring some along to explore the city. This is a great option if you’re expecting to cover a lot of miles in the downtown area all at once. It’s going to save you time and energy, so you can get back to the campground with just enough stamina to make those nightly s’mores. 3. Take a guided tour
This option is great for RVers who don’t really have a set plan on where to go or what to do once they get downtown. When my brother visited D.C. for the first time, he only had one day and wanted to see as much as possible. He decided on a segway tour and was not disappointed. Washington D.C. has great segway and trolley tours that make it super easy to see the best of what our nation’s capital has to offer. 4. Take a taxi or rideshare Sometimes you just need to get from point A to point B without stopping for sightseeing along the way. This could be because the weather is bad or you have cranky kids in tow. Whatever the reason, rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft have made catching a ride easier than ever. And of course, there’s always good old-fashioned taxi cabs!
When you think of our capital, you probably think of the historic downtown area around the National Mall. And for good reason — there is so much to do there!
Here are my top five places to visit downtown:
  1. National Mall
  2. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
  3. National Zoo
  4. The White House
  5. National Gallery of Art
As an RVer, one of the reasons I love to travel is to experience our country’s different cultures and shared histories. And that’s why these places are my favorite in the city — it is truly amazing how much history and knowledge there is to discover! Check out this article I wrote for more details on some of my other favorite RV-friendly cities.
While downtown is a lot of fun, I’ve found that if you’re willing to branch out just a bit, there is so much more to explore! Here are my top three places to see just outside the capital city — and where to find good grub while you’re there:

1. The National Harbor

I love the National Harbor! Located on the Potomac River, it’s got everything you could want from a half-day trip. There are shops, restaurants and even a beach for kids to play. The best part about the Harbor is the Capital Wheel. It’s a giant ferris wheel that lets you see amazing views of Washington, Maryland and Virginia. It’s really my favorite thing to do when visiting the area. If you’re looking for a fun place that is sure to please everyone on your RV trip, this is it. Where To Eat: Rosa Mexicano
Rosa Mexicano is ideal if you’re looking for something a bit more upscale, but still very family-friendly. I celebrated my birthday here and it was great! I loved how they made guacamole right at the table! It was such a fun dining experience. This restaurant is also known for its stunning views of the Harbor which you can enjoy from their outdoor deck.

2. Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon was the plantation home of George Washington. Being a history buff, I got teary-eyed walking through the estate. It was very moving to be standing where our first president stood and to overlook the Potomac the way he and so many other historical figures did at one point. If you love history as much as I do, Mount Vernon is a must-see. Where To Eat: Holy Cow
This restaurant really lives up to its name. Not only are their burgers delicious, but they’re also all-natural, hormone- and antibiotic-free. I really like the atmosphere here, too. It’s large and spacious and there’s plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your food! My husband swears by the “Holy Pig” burger, but my personal favorite is the “The Champ.” It has brisket on it! I like this burger paired with Garlic Style fries and a Classic Oreo shake. Yum!

3. Old Town

Otherwise known as downtown Alexandria, this Virginia town right outside of the city is absolutely darling. The cobblestone and brick-lined streets, impressive water views and amazing eateries make this one of my favorite places to go when RVing in Washington, D.C. If you get excited about farmers markets and drinking craft beer in historic buildings, make sure to make a trip to Old Town. Where To Eat: Sweet Fire Donna’s
My sister lived in D.C. for years and says Sweet Fire Donna’s is hands down the best spot for barbecue. Get there around PM for happy hour and enjoy the Pitmaster Nachos. You can pick from five different meats to top the chips! If you’re staying for dinner, they’ve got sandwiches, platters or just platefuls of meat. And the sides are familiar but exciting. I personally love the Bourbon Pepper Jack Creamed Corn, but my sister loves the fiery macaroni and cheese.
Overall, Washington, D.C. is one my favorite places to visit and, contrary to what you might expect, it can be really fun in an RV. Not only is it packed with history and things to explore, it’s also a great base or stop on any RV trip to Virginia and Maryland. Feeling inspired and ready for a trip of your own? Rent an RV today and meet me there! Check out Campanda‘s selection of RVs to find one that’s perfect for you and your family:

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Sours: https://www.campanda.com/magazine/an-rvers-guide-to-washington-d-c/
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KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities
Locator Map

From North/Baltimore I to I South to Exit 10A. Right on Veterans Hwy 2 miles to 1st right turn, go under hwy turn left, go 2 blocks to Hog Farm Rd on right. Follow signs.
From South I North to Hwy 50 East to Hwy 3 North. Exit at Veterans Hwy. One block to first left turn. Go under highway turn left, go 2 blocks to Hog Farm Road on right. Follow signs from there.

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Welcome to Capitol KOA

Whether you're looking for a peaceful weekend in the country or an action-packed visit to Washington D.C., this KOA is the perfect choice. Take the daily shuttle from the campground to the U.S. Capitol.  (Shuttle CLOSED for ). Visit the historic landmarks of our nation's capital on your own or continue with the group on a sightseeing tour. Set on 50 acres of rolling countryside, this KOA offers a variety of RV Sites, shaded Tent Sites, Camping Cabins, Deluxe Cabins, group areas and a Kamp K9. Enjoy the outdoor pool with a lifeguard, outdoor billiards, Ping-Pong, basketball and a Jumping Pillow. Summers buzz with activities, such as flashlight lollipop hunts, outdoor movies and poolside ice cream socials. Max pull thru: 70 feet. Your hosts: Recreational Adventures Co.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/22 - 9/7)
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Tour Shuttle ($)
  • Dog Park
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What Others Are Saying

Great value for an overnight stay. 10/12/

- Barbara Holtze on Google

A wonderful out doors experience, living off the grid&#;&#;&#; 9/28/

- Joe lane on Google

September 7th, We stayed over the Labor Day holiday. We travel a lot and can say this is one of the best that we have stayed. The staff were beyond friendly, they were engaging. Always a wave 9/8/

- Sandra Austin on Google

Nice convenient clean campground. Just can not figure out why with the cheep price of stone you can’t have level and smooth parking pads. Especially side to side . 10/10/

It's a very nice Campground the only problem I found is our campsite number 9 did not have a concrete head for the picnic table for our chairs like everyone else had. If there is an upgrade that you can get for a better site I wish they would have put it on their website 10/8/

We had a great time! We rented a camping cabin which was extremely spacious and so much less work than setting up tents and blowing up air mattresses! The park and bathrooms were clean and staff was friendly! We will definitely book again next year .. 10/8/

We reserved the campsite as we thought there would be a shuttle to the train station, however we were not aware it was not available in the "off season" which was when we stayed until we arrived. The campsite was nice and clean 10/8/

A nice, (very busy) park, with super friendly hosts and staff. More sewer hookups would be helpful; there are two very convenient dump stations. The sites are nice, quite large and just about perfectly level 10/8/

Very friendly staff and accommodating. Cabins were a little over priced and can’t use some updating inside compared to other KOAs we’ve stayed at. The nature trail needs some TLC and our group got lost briefly and ended up finding another path back 10/8/

We enjoyed our overnight stay at Capital very much. It served our purpose and was very comfortable 10/8/

Just stayed overnight 10/8/

We stay there oftentimes although we haven't been able to lately but when we got there this year we had a great time thanks so much and we will definitely be back 10/7/

Very quiet and peaceful; it’s always what I’m looking for. 10/5/

Very nice place to stay showers were excellent, the staff very helpful and friendly. 10/5/

Nice place, friendly people. Will stay again when in that area 10/3/

The stay okay, made reservations but KOA did not call back to upgrade to site with sewer. Everything else was good. 10/3/

We spent a week enjoying the beautiful weather and area. Nice park with big patios! Good WiFi and sell coverage. Nice staff. We will be back! 10/3/

Nice staff. Clean facilities. Great signage. 10/3/

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KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

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WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 13th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 14th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 14 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support + Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

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Book a seat on our daily shuttle, $ per person, round trip from the KOA to the US Capitol Building, the start of the National Mall, in Washington DC. Our shuttle departs at 9 AM and returns at 6 PM. Then visit the historic landmarks of our Nation's Capitol on your own or continue with a sightseeing tour of Washington that you will never forget. From monuments to museums, from history past to history in the making, experienced guides will narrate the journey. A continuous stream of Tour mobiles allow you to stop where you want, stay as long as you would like and then board again to ride to another historic site. Tour stops include the Arlington National Cemetery, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, WWII Memorial, White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian Museums, Library of Congress, US Capitol and more. Tickets must be purchased and paid for in person. Seating on the buses is limited, so it is strictly on a first come, first serve basis.

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Smithsonian, Washington Monument, US Capitol, Arlington Cemetery, Lincoln, Jefferson, Korean, Vietnam and FDR Memorials, White House and a myriad of other sites. www.washington.org

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James Michner referred to Annapolis as "the most beautiful state capitol in the US". There you will find the US Naval Academy, Maryland State House, historic colonial homes, boat cruises and delicious Maryland seafood.

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The charm of Baltimore is Fort McHenry, home of the Star Spangled Banner, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the National Aquarium and the bustling Inner Harbor where you can visit a myriad of shops and dine on Maryland's world famous Crabs. The Inner Harbor is also home to the ESPN SPORTSZONE, the Maryland Science Center and the Baltimore Ravens Park. It is a quick 20 minute drive to the city's Inner Harbor where ample car and RV parking is available.

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Think back to any photo you’ve seen depicting what it is like to camp with an RV. Family members smile while sharing marshmallows to make S’mores. In the background, rugged mountains are reflected in a shimmering sapphire blue lake right by the RV campsite. That’s what RV camping is all about isn’t it? Not if you decide to drive a foot RV through downtown Washington DC.

On the first day of our El Monte RV Fly ‘N Drive rental program, we decided to make a quick stop and visit our daughter, who works in DC. With the Fly ‘N Drive program, we planned on using the one-way rental option and end up in Los Angeles. Our daughter’s office is right next to the Capital building, which happens to be one of the most congested areas of an uber-congested city.

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Heed my advice. Unless you happen to be a skilled truck driver, (like my husband Allan) it’s best to leave the RV as far from DC as possible. We encountered several accidents, causing traffic to be backed up for miles. Within one block of our daughter’s office, a young, stern-faced security guard motioned us to make a U-turn and head back the way we came. He wasn’t very interested in my charming story about how we were trying to pick up our cute daughter to go to dinner. Allan tried to comply with the U-Turn request, which wasn’t easy in a large vehicle with a wide tuning radius.

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Parking an RV in Downtown DC

He eventually found three open parking spaces, (Yes, the RV needs three spaces!) and pulled the RV to the curb. When my daughter came out of the office and saw her parents in a huge RV outside her office, she quickly muttered, “Why can’t you pick me up in a rental car like other people who visit DC?” Another 15 minutes of driving and we arrived at her house…a mere four blocks away.

DC is a wonderful city to visit for free museums and attractions. It’s just not designed to be navigated with an RV. If you really want to attempt driving into Washington DC in an RV, park at the oversized parking lot available at Union Station. You’ll be centrally located to walk to all the major attractions. Just make sure your vehicle is no higher than 13 feet!

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To preserve your nerves and possibly your fenders, camp at the Cherry Hill Campground outside DC. We’ve camped there several times and are always impressed with the professionalism and friendliness of the staff. Best of all, a city bus stops at the campground and takes you to the Metro. A few quick stops and you arrive in downtown DC. After a busy day of touring our nation’s capital, simply take the Metro back to your quiet campground where you can smile and share marshmallow’s to make S’mores. Just like in all the RV camping brochures!

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