Located in Berlin, Castaways RV Resort & Campground is the Eastern Shore, Maryland, campground nearest to Ocean City, which sits roughly 5.4 miles south of the park. Castaways RV Resort is on the coast of the Sinepuxent Bay and boasts views of both the Ocean City skyline and Assateague Island. Castaways RV Resort is open each year from late March to late October.
Castaways RV Resort & Campground is right on the Sinepuxent Bay, so you can go boating, paddle-boarding, or jet skiing. The resort also has its own bar, café, and sck shop, and the weekends offer activities devoted to a specific theme, such as “Animal Weekend” or “Christmas in July.” There are two beaches near the resort, including one called “Bark Beach” where you can take your furry travel companion.
“Great place to stay. Beach front property with two pools and lots of entertainment. Will definitely visit again.” – Andy, Google Review
Roaring Point Waterfront Campground in Eastern Shore, Maryland, sits inside Wicomico County. It is located along the bank of the Nanticoke River about 22 miles southwest of Salisbury, the home of the Salisbury Zoo, Nutters Crossing Golf Club, and the Ward Museum at Salisbury University. Open from late March to mid-November, Roaring Point is also about 29 miles away from Deal Island.
Since Roaring Point Waterfront Campground is on the Nanticoke River, you’ll have access to a beach and be able to go swimming, fishing, crabbing, and boating. In addition to the amenities listed above, Roaring Point also has a playground as well as basketball and volleyball courts. You can also play croquet and horseshoes, and on Saturdays, you can enjoy live music while your kids go on hayrides or work on various crafts.
“It is a relaxing atmosphere. Very family oriented with lots of things to do for the kids. Entertainment for the adults as well. Love it there. The sunsets are awesome.” – Carol, Google Review
Island Resort Co-op RV Park is one of the RV campgrounds in Eastern Shore, Maryland. It is about 3.1 miles from Newark, Maryland, and 14.5 miles from Ocean City. Not only does the campground sit on the bank of Bassett Creek, it also has a lake and a pond that are both stocked with fish.
At Island Resort Co-op RV Park, which has been family owned since 2005, you can fish at either the lake or the pond or rent a kayak and spend the day on the water. The swimming pool is heated, and you can enjoy it throughout most of the camping season. You can also go to the beach at the lake, and if you forgot to bring something, you can probably find it in the on-site general store.
“Wonderful campground with family amenities. Our kids love to fish, play in the tural swimming hole, and ride bikes at the campground. The campground has a great group of renters (many long term) so the environment is safe, relaxing, and very enjoyable. We are looking forward to our fun filled Halloween weekend stay!” – Candice, Google Review
Located on the coast of the Chesapeake Bay, Bay Shore Campground is one of the few RV parks in the Eastern Shore, Maryland area that features an on-site pond and lake. It is 3 miles south of the town of Rock Hall and 15 miles east of historic Chestertown. Bay Shore Campground is also 3 miles north of the Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge, which is known for its bird-watching and nature trails.
Bay Shore Campground is right on the Chesapeake Bay, so you’ll be able to go swimming, fishing, and boating. The camp has a storage area if you decide to bring your own boat, and you’ll be able to launch it from the on-site boat ramp. If you don’t like swimming or fishing, you can enjoy the volleyball court, basketball court, or horseshoe pit instead while your kids romp in the playground.
“Wonderful bay front view. Love the sound of the crashing waves. So relaxing. Awesome sunrises and beautiful sunsets. Will definitely be back.” – Teresa, Google Review
Located in Cecil County, Elk Neck State Park is one of the northernmost Eastern Shore campsites. The property sits on a peninsula with the Elk River to the east and the Chesapeake Bay to the west. Elk Neck State Park boasts 2,188 acres that are divided into four parts, including the camping section, which is aptly called the “Elk River Camping Area.”
• Daily Rates: From $21.49 • Sites: 250 • Full Hook-ups: Yes • 30/50 Amp: Yes • Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Both • Pets Allowed: Yes but only in designated loops • Showers • Cell Reception • Dump Station • Nature Center • Park Store
Located in Greensboro, MD, Holiday Park Campground is near the Choptank River. The property sits in the middle of the Delmarva Peninsula. Holiday Park Campground is also very near the Delaware border, so it offers travelers the opportunity to explore the neighboring state.
Holiday Park Campground is conveniently near several towns that have their own attractions, such as shops, festivals, and museums. As it is located on the bank of the Choptank River, you can go boating or fishing. The camp also boasts four playgrounds, and the staff often cooks special themed meals for guests.
“Nice campground, everyone had a good time. No issues with the staff and there is a nice playground that the kids all enjoyed.” – Ryan, Google Review
Janes Island State Park is an Eastern Shore campground in Somerset County about 2.5 miles from Crisfield. Over 2,900 acres of salt marsh make up the island part of the park, which sits along the Chesapeake Bay and Daugherty Creek. It also boasts miles of pristine and secluded beaches.
If you love boating, you will enjoy Janes Island State Park because it offers over 30 miles of “water trails” as well as kayak and canoe rentals from late April through October. Janes Island also has an area where you can launch your boat, and there are many places where you can fish from the shore. The marina also has a place where you can clean your catches.
“Excellent experience. Beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay. Water trails are highly accessible and allow for exploration of the white sandy beaches. Picturesque scenery from the bay side beaches. Great camping accommodations.” – Justin, Google Review
Assateague Island National Seashore Campground is operated by the National Park Service. Assateague is a barrier island in the Atlantic Ocean shared by Maryland and Virginia, but camping is only allowed in the Maryland section. Assateague Island is most famous for its wild horses that are believed to have lived there since the 17th century.
Assateague Island National Seashore Campground has notably fewer amenities than many campgrounds, but there are lots of things to do, including taking pictures of the horses and other local wildlife. You can also go swimming, fishing, kayaking, or canoeing. Assateague even has horse camps for people who bring their equine friends along, and the Visitor Center boasts various exhibits, including a film about the horses, touch tanks, and aquaria.
“Be sure to stop at the Visitor Center before you cross the bridge. The people who work there are very kind and knowledgeable. The displays and information we very interesting. We saw ponies near the marsh and ponies visited the beach around 3:30pm. It was an amazing day!” – Karen, Google Review
Woodlawn Campground is a small family-run campground that was established in 1971. It is about 35 miles west of Ocean City and 31.3 miles northwest of Assateague Island. Much of the campground is in a wooded area, but the trees are kept pruned to avoid problems with awnings or extending sides.
Woodlawn Campground is an inexpensive and basic campground that provides easy access to attractions such as Assateague Island. It is clean and well-kept, and the owner has an excellent reputation for both her helpfulness and knowledge of the area. There are also several rivers and ponds where you can go fishing, and across the street from the camp is a large yard where you can exercise your dog.
“The area was nice. We had a very level spot with access to water, sewer, and electric. Plus, it was an easy access to the main highway. The lady that runs it WAS super nice and very informative of the area we would stay again.” – Patricia, Google Review
Lake Somerset Campground is a family-owned campground near a highway. While this means it can be noisy, it also means it is easy to reach local stores and attractions, including Ocean City, which is about 43 miles northeast. The campground is also less than 20 miles south of Salisbury, which is home to both a university and a zoo.
Lake Somerset Campground is a great place to take the kids. It features an on-site petting zoo, mini-golf course, playground, and game room. Adult guests can enjoy the pool and some hiking trails before unwinding on the Tiki Dock.
“Great people, they make you feel like family. And for the kids, they have it all, playground, petting zoo, paddle boats, mini-golf, & pool. And I can’t forget about the great pond for fishing.” – Gillespie, Google Review
While Maryland is a small state, it offers plenty of vacation possibilities for the RV camper. The aforementioned parks are only a sample of what’s available. You should continue researching other possibilities. Similarly, there are a number of RV trips you can take within Maryland. Consider the following suggestions. If you aren’t sure that you’re ready to buy an RV, you can always rent one to enjoy all the state has to offer.
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Yes. The majority of campgrounds we selected in this blog allow pets.