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Old 07-05-2014, 12:21 AM   #1
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We're heading for DC later this month. Looking at campgrounds and the KOA doesn't get very good reviews while Cherry Hill seems to be well liked.

Anyone have some first-hand experience with DC area campgrounds ?
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Cherry Hill is the place to go. Bus to Metro from front gate. Worth the price. Others will chime in too.


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If you dont care about hookups (dump and water is available) checkout Greenbelt Park in Greenbelt, MD.

Nps park...quiet...bathrooms are so so..but cheap and close to the metro.
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We spent a week at Cherry Hill.

Always took the bus that comes in the campground into DC. Parking in DC is awful and the transit system is pretty good so we never drove into town.
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There's Duncan's Family Campground in Lothian, MD. It's right off Rt. 4 which turns into Pennsylvania Ave. when headed into the city. I stayed there for a couple months last year when recuperating from back surgery. A lot of trees so sat. can be iffy, the park is OK, certainly not a resort, but adequate.
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Cherry Hill is the place to go. Bus to Metro from front gate. Worth the price. Others will chime in too.


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Old 07-05-2014, 10:01 AM   #7
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We have stayed at Cherry Hill on two different trips. And the comments about taking the bus/subway into DC is right on. On our third trip most of our activities were in the southern and western district so we stayed at Bull Run campground. It is not an RV park but a truly large, beautiful campground. On occasions going into D.C. We drove about 5 miles to a metro station, left the toad and road the Metro.
Note: Bull Run has dense trees, so zero satellite tv. Some sites had sewer, ours did not, but only there 4 days so not an issue.
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If you dont care about hookups (dump and water is available) checkout Greenbelt Park in Greenbelt, MD.

Nps park...quiet...bathrooms are so so..but cheap and close to the metro.
We were hosts there this spring fMarch 1 to May 31) . It is a nice park, but the ticks are awful. They jump out of the trees, knock you down and rip your throat out to get blood.
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Another Cherry Hill vote- stayed there twice. Excellent both times! You can either take the bus from the campground then transfer at the College Park Metro station or simply drive your toad to the College Park Metro Station which will cost a parking fee but save time. Ask about the parking in the office- they get you passes. Also, Cherry Hill has a well stocked campground store and has activities for families such as evening hayride and a movie night.
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We stayed at Cherry Hill also last fall. Great RV park and the bus service is wonderful. Although we were there over the weekend and on that Sunday we just drove our crew cab dually right into the heart of DC and parked in front of the Capitol building with no problem! Would be more of a problem during the week work week
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Not to be redundant, but we Love Cherry Hill !


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Old 07-17-2014, 10:26 PM   #12
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Cherry Hill for all the mentioned reasons!
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:39 AM   #13
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Thanks to everyone who recommended Cherry Hill Campground near Washington, DC.

It was as described. Site was adequate sized, staff was friendly and helpful and everything worked - good water pressure, good electricity, good cable and wonder of wonders good Wi-Fi. And their camp store included an amazing RV supply store with every thing you might need, including a selection of toilets!

Bus and train to town was reasonably easy to figure out and inexpensive.
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I loved doing my laundry at Cherry Hill! HUGE laundry room, then I sat by their big lodge-type fireplace with roaring fire, waiting for my laundry to be done! lol!
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