It’s almost Memorial Day Weekend, which means it’s basically summer! Have you booked your camp site for Memorial Day yet? If not, we’ve found some good camp grounds around Eldersburg for you to check out.

Don’t go camping on Memorial Day Weekend? That’s alright, just keep these places in mind for a nice summer weekend vacation.

Ramblin’ Pines

Located in Woodbine, MD, Ramblin’ Pines is “your perfect choice for a fun, full-service family campground.” There are 200 campsites for RVs, a pavilion, and planned recreational activities on weekends and holidays. Their cabins can sleep two adults and two children and have electricity, AC, a picnic table, grill, and a fire ring. There are no pets allowed in the cabins, however pets are allowed in the campground.

Rates range from $41.50  to $65 a night for RV and Tent campsites, depending on what hook-ups you get, and cabins range from $90 to $160, again depending on which cabin and what hook-ups you get. There are fees for extra persons, and there is storage available at an extra cost.

Ramblin’ Pines offers a lot of fun activities like swimming, fishing, fitness room, pet park, a general store and bath house, and so much more, so you don’t want to miss out. For more information on the campsite, visit their website and book a campsite today!

Patapsco Valley State Park- McKeldin Area

This area of Patapsco Valley State Park is where the Main Branch and South Branch of Patapsco River merge together, and it’s also the closest campsite to Eldersburg. There are rapids along the South Branch, which are closed for swimming because of the dangerous currents. There are miles of multi-use trails around the site, which creates opportunities for horseback riders, mountain bikers, and hikers. There’s also disc golf!

The McKeldin Area has two campsites that offer tent camping only. Dogs are allowed in the park, however they must always be leashed. For more information about camping in the Park in this area, visit this website.

Merry Meadows Recreation Farm

Merry Meadows Recreation Farm is nestled right in Freeland, MD, and offers 275 acres where people of all ages can gather and have some fun. They have a spray pool, a mechanical bull, a giant swing, a jump pad, the Little Falls Sluice and Mine, and way more.

They have campsites and cabins available to rent. Rates per night for the cabins they offer vary from $95 to $125, depending on what cabin you get. As for the campsites, it varies by site. Click here to see the different campsites they offer and their rates. Merry Meadows also has long term campsites and many different discounts for seniors, military personnel, off season discounts, and more.

During their off season, they offer RV storage so you can avoid driving in heavy traffic and expensive towing, and enjoy the ease of getting to the Farm for vacation in a car. For more information about what Merry Meadows has to offer for your vacation, visit their website.

Patapsco Valley State Park- Hollofield Area

The Hollofield Area is another one of the few campgrounds within the confines of the Park. It’s niche is The Overlook from which you can see the beauty of the Patapsco River Valley. There are, of course, trails surrounding the campground, most of which give you access to fishing and swimming. There’s also picnic areas and tables if you just want to relax on your lunch break. Pets are allowed on the campground, but must be leashed at all times. For more information, see this website.

Little Bennett Campground

Little Bennet is located in Clarksburg, MD, and offers 91 campsites that all have two parking spots, a picnic table, campfire ring, and lantern post. The 63 tent sites all have tent pads, and there are 22 sites that are available with full hook-ups (i.e. water, electric, and sewer). There are 3 cabins and 3 yurts available as well.

There is more than 25 miles of trails surrounding the campground for you to explore! There’s also an activity center for kids, outdoor laser tag, a Mining Sluice, a Pedal Kart track, and more fun for all ages.

Prices range from $26 to $240 a night, depending on which site you’re on and what hookups you get, or if you get a cabin or yurt, and there is a two night minimum stay. There are military and senior discounts. For more information about Little Bennett Campground, visit their website.

Patapsco Valley State Park- Hilton Area

The Hilton Area in the Patapsco Valley State Park is closer to residential areas, but if you take the Forest Glen Trail, you’ll be lead to six mini-cabins and 12 basic campsites. Around the area, there is a nature center and playground that you can enjoy, as well as the fresh air of nature and the surrounding trails. However, pets are prohibited in the campground, but they are allowed in the day-use area, and dogs must be on leashes. For more info, visit this website.

To see more campgrounds near you, click here. Happy camping, Eldersburg!

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