The Best Camping Destinations near Washington DC

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It is true that Washington DC is a loveable place, but when it becomes too hectic, anyone would be left desiring a little bit of peace and tranquility. This is why there are a number of campsites around the Washington DC area. These campsites are located within a reaching distance of Washington DC and you can reach them with a one or two hour long rides from the city. Below are a few of the best campsites that you can visit on your Washington DC tours.

Shenandoah, VA

This is a sprawling expanse of 200,000 acres of land. Here, you have total freedom as to where you want to spend your time with nature. Just remember to get a permit from the authorities, and you may lay down your sleeping bags wherever you deem fit. Furthermore, the renowned Appalachian Trail is accessible from this campsite. You can hike up this route or admire the nature at White Oak Canyon and bike through Skyline Drive.

Coopers Rock State Forest

Just drive three hours west of the city and you will reach the Coopers Rock State Forest. You can avail the campsites here at a fixed price from April to October. The campsites are equipped with electrical hookups and hot showers. Besides, you will also find an abundance of boulders throughout the region.

Caledonia State Park

This is a place, where you get to do all kinds of things, which you would want to on an outdoor camping trip. For starters, you can set up camp near Caledonia State Park and explore the battlefield nearby. The activities lined up here include a swimming pool, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting. You can also choose how you want to camp such as using a cottage, tent, cabin, or rogue.

Cowans Gap State Park, PA

This is a beachside place located just a couple of hours from Washington DC. You can easily spend quality time here on any weekend due to its accessibility. The place is located in the Catoctin Mountains and offers beautiful trails too. Besides, the Cunningham fall region also offers a number of interesting trails that you can take on.

Blackwater Falls State Park

The three and a half hours you take to get here from the Washington area is totally worth it as you get to witness amazing views and the waterfall itself. You also have the choice of more than 60 campsites that you can reserve. Overall, the canyon is a great place to spend your time camping.

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