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Old 06-21-2022, 06:05 PM   #1
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Hello fellow campers!

We're thinking of taking the kids to DC in June 2023. Does anyone have a good experience with campgrounds in the area for our tt? Prefer full hookups, ideally 45-ish minutes out of DC? Bestow your wisdom, hive!
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Cherry Hill RV Park is great
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Cherry Hill RV Park is great
Ditto!

We stayed at Cherry Hill for a week and rode the Metro in to DC daily. Direct service to Arlington, Smithsonian, Nats Ballpark, etc.
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Cherry Hill is nice, but itís close to a busy road and can be loud. The traffic from there has been picking up a lot these last few years. On the Virginia side and in the middle of wine country is Watermelon. If you want to be near the Potomac and shopping, check out Prince William Forest Park. Nice place, groceries, shopping and restaurants nearby. Reasonably priced as well. On the Maryland side is Smallwood just south of Indian Head. Dated but very nice. Thereís a KOA near DC but in the past the area has been dodgy. I hear itís greatly improved but we havenít stayed. Also on the Virginia side and closer in are Pohick Bay and Bull Run. Both are county parks with campgrounds. Also very nice, inexpensive and close to anything you might need. Fishing is great at Smallwood. If you like sporting clays, go to Bull Run. If you just want to camp and go into DC, Cherry Hill and Prince William would be my choice.
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We've stayed at both Cherry Hill and Bull Run. If you are planning to visit the city with small children, Cherry Hill is your best option. We enjoyed Bull Run, even though it was too freaking cold to explore the park. It is convenient to the Smithsonian Museum of flight at Dulles,it's a very long ride into the city.

Cherry Hill has a pool and playground for the days you end to decompress. Plus it is close to restaurants and shopping.
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Here's an excellent review with photos of Cherry Hill RV:

https://www.wheelingit.us/2017/11/25...llege-park-md/
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Cherry Hill is kinda xpensive. If you travel about one more exit to the east there is a National park campground. Green belt park. No hook ups, very reasonable, we stayed there about 5 years ago. Rode our mountain bikes from the park to the Maryland Univercity train terminal,about 1-2miles, locked our bikes at terminal and rode the train into DC everyday for about two weeks. Same train that the Cherry Hill people rode to town. We made no reservations and had a place every night. But no hookups, had a water source and dump available.
We found it by accident at the last minute.
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We camped at Bull Run in Manassus. Very short drive to a Metro station right off the freeway. About a 40 minute ride and you are right there. We found it nearly ideal. If I remember correctly, that Metro station was at the end of the line, so when when you got on, it wasn't already full of people.
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We camped at Bull Run in Manassus. Very short drive to a Metro station right off the freeway. About a 40 minute ride and you are right there. We found it nearly ideal. If I remember correctly, that Metro station was at the end of the line, so when when you got on, it wasn't already full of people.

Most likely that was the Vienna Orange Line Metro Stop next to Route 66.


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