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Where to Camp Near Washington, DC

We’re making our way around the Washington, DC area by camping in as many locations within three hours of the district as possible. Below is a list of campgrounds we’re either planning to check out or ones we’ve visited already. If you have any suggestions for campgrounds within three hours of DC that you think are a must-do, please let us know!
Where to Camp Near Washington DC

Campgrounds We’ve Stayed At: (click the links to see our thoughts on these locations)
Pohick Bay Regional Campground (Lorton, VA- 30 minutes or less from Washington, DC)
Prince William Forest Oakridge Campground (Quantico, VA- 1 hour, 30 minutes from Washington, DC)
Williamsburg/Busch Gardens KOA (Williamsburg, VA- 3 hours from Washington, DC)
Gettysburg Battlefield KOA (Gettysburg, PA- 2 hours from Washington, DC)

Campgrounds We Want to Explore: (*denotes trip booked or in progress)
Matthew’s Arm Campground (VA)
Big Meadows Campground (VA)*
Greenbelt Campground (MD)
Lake Anna State Park (VA)
Burke Lake Park (VA)
Harper’s Ferry KOA (WV)
Blackwater Falls State Park (WV)
Cowans Gap State Park (PA)
Assateague National Seashore (MD)
Trap Pond State Park (DE)
Point Lookout State Park (MD)

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