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Maryland State Parks

and Maryland National Parks

This Maryland State Parks and Maryland National Parks list will help you decide which of these adventures will be right for your family camping vacations. Come see what the Old Line State has to offer!

Traveling through Maryland doesn't have to be boring. If you know the right state parks and national parks to visit in Maryland, you will have ample opportunity to get out in the sunshine and explore this state's natural beauty.

This guide to the best Maryland state parks and Maryland national parks will help you find the best places to park the RV, get out for a hike, or explore a little history.

Maryland State Parks

Assateague State Park
While on your next family camping vacations this is the only park you are going to find sitting right on the water in Maryland. It is on one of the more remote and wild islands in the state, so be prepared for amazing views of the untamed natural world. Gain entrance through Ocean City.

Assateague State Park

Calvert Cliffs State Park
There are no camping facilities in this park so consider it a day trip on your journey through this Maryland state park.

The biggest attraction here is fossil hunting, so get the kids ready to look for hidden treasure buried within the earth. This is also a great place for fishing and hiking among other outdoor adventures. Look for this park when crossing through Calvert County.

Calvert Cliffs State Park

Cunningham Falls State Park
maryland-state-parks-01; cunningham falls If you want to find a park that has beautiful waterfalls, playful beaches safe for the entire family, and great camping areas, this is the place to go.

It is located just west of Thurmong and offers a wide variety of outdoor fun for every member of the family.

Cunningham Falls State Park

Dans Mountain State Park
The big attraction at this Maryland state park is the heated swimming pool which is Olympic sized.

You can even get out of the heat sometimes to grab something from the nearby snack bar.

If you're traveling between Frostburg and Westenport, make sure to stop off and see what the outdoor heated pool is all about.

Dans Mountain State Park

Elk Neck State Park
You can get access to comfortable campsites at this state park if you don't mind paying $25 and up. Your stay will include a variety of outdoor adventures from living it up on the beach to exploring marshlands and bluffs.

Take the family walking along the Elk River and Chesapeake Bay or lay out a blanket for a peaceful picnic. Make sure to tour the lighthouse before pulling back out on the road.

Elk Neck State Park

Fort Frederick State Park
If you go for a historical adventure at Fort Frederick, make sure to stop off at this park close by. Besides brushing up on your American history you can camp out and hit the hiking trails. This is also a great place for fishing and other outdoor adventures.

This is one of the best places to spend time with the family and the campsites are affordable for multiple nights.

Fort Frederick State Park

Herrington Manor State park
While on your family camping vacations this is one of the more expansive Maryland state parks. There are amenities for RV travelers as well as bikers and all other breeds of outdoor enthusiasts. If there is an outdoor activity your family enjoys, you can find it here. This park is inside Garrett State Forest in Garrett County.

Herrington Manor State park

Janes Island State Park
While your on your family camping vacations come to the northern border where the U.S. meets Canada and you will find the peaceful Janes Island state park. This is one of the best Maryland state parks if you enjoy being out on the water. You can kayak, fish, swim, or even go crabbing.

Janes Island State Park

North Point State Park
This is a great state park that borders with the Savage River State Park. You will find lots of birds to chase with your goggles and lots of grass to relax into while the kids frolic nearby. Come for an afternoon or camp out for a week. This is a great park for the family while on your family camping vacations.

North Point State park

Point Lookout State Park
This is one of the best Maryland state parks if you enjoy fishing and windsurfing. You won't be able to camp out let alone access most of this park in the winter months, so make sure to come when the sun is shining and the birds are ready to sing.

Point Lookout State Park


Maryland National Parks

Antietam National Battlefield
maryland-state-parks-02; antietam battlefield Welcome to one of the most well-known Civil War sites in the country.

This national battlefield marks the spot where tens of thousands of people died and blood soaked into the ground like rain.

This is one of the best Maryland national parks if you are interested in history.

It is also a great place to educate your older children.

Antietam National Battlefield

Assateague Island National Seashore
If you like to live on the wild side from time to time, this is one of the best Maryland national parks to visit. From wild horses running the beaches to wild winds and dangerous waves, this is an explosive yet beautiful beach environment located literally at the edge of the continent. You have to enter this island through Ocean City or Chincoteague.

Assateague Island National Seashore

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
This historic water trail was once used to transport coal and other goods from Washington D.C. to Maryland. If you go in at the area of the falls you will have to pay a small entrance fee, but the rest of the historical park is free of charge. Great addition to your family camping vacations.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Clara Barton National Historic Site
Visit the home of Clara Barton and teach your children that great people who care about others and care for the less fortunate do sometimes go down in history. This historic site displays the home of this well-known do-gooder from historical Maryland. The only way to see this house is through a regularly scheduled tour so check times online before stopping by. It is located in Glen Echo.

Clara Barton National Historic Site

Fort McHenry National and Historic Shrine
If you're passing through Baltimore on your next family camping vacations, make sure to stop at this fort and learn more about its role in the War of 1812. It is open most of the years but closes before 5 most days of the week.

Fort McHenry National and Historic Shrine

Fort Washington Park
Make a stop off at this fort which once protected Washington D.C. This is yet another tourist attraction for those interested in American history.

Fort Washington Park

Glen Echo Park
This is one of the best family oriented national parks to visit in Maryland. There are always dances, classes and other activities going on so join the locals and other visitors for tons of fun and excitement.

From dancing to the children's theater, there is always something here for every member of the family. This is located in Glen Echo along with some other parks listed in this guide.

Glen Echo Park

Greenbelt Park
This is one of the best Maryland national parks and Maryland state parks for family relaxation. It isn't out in the middle of nowhere yet allows you to peacefully camp, hike and enjoy other outdoor adventures. It also has a skate park for the youngsters, which is something you won't find in most Maryland national parks.

Greenbelt Park

Piscataway Park
What did George Washington see when he looked out his back door? You would be amazed at the beauty our famous president got to see every time he stepped out of his surprisingly modest home. Today, the Piscataway Park has been built around his home to make sure this amazing view is protected and cherished. Come to Fort Washington to see the view for yourself.

Piscataway Park

Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm
This is the last of the Maryland state parks and national parks to be listed. This park is a bit different than many others because it was designed to educate visitors on the farm life Maryland residents have traditionally lived. Get hands-on experience working with animals and working the land in this family-friendly park and farm.

Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm
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