Cherry Hill Park – RV Campground – College Park, Maryland
Dubbed as the “closest RV park to Washington DC”, this true resort style RV park is located less than 20 miles outside of our nation’s capital. “Chocked full of amenities” doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of all that Cherry Hill Park offers its patrons. The front office and store offers a good collection of Washington DC souvenirs and the well-stocked store provides a plethora of grocery and camping items. Staff at the front office are incredibly helpful at guiding folks around the area and the on-site bus depot and ability to buy a SmartTrip Card makes navigating DC a breeze. Washington DC can feel a bit daunting to visit, but the website offers a lot of great information about getting around the area. Staff is always willing to help out travelers looking for advice about places to visit, things to do and tours to take including offering daily sightseeing sessions. Some tours even depart from the on-site bus depot.
This park is expansive. Online guides help campers locate their perfect campsite based on specific needs or amenities. Don’t have an RV or camper but still want to try something other than a hotel while visiting the area? Cherry Hill Park offers all types of accommodations to meet just about every need. They offer full hook-up campsites (pull through, back-in, premium sites, basic sites), tree-lined sites, tent sites, premium log cabins, glamping pods, yurts and cottages (rental houses).
As for those amenities, the list is extensive and the ability to charge “to your site” makes your stay feel more like a hotel than an RV park. Cherry Hill Park offers two pools, one of which offers a beach walk-in and fountain. The Star Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options that can be enjoyed either in their quaint dining room, by take-out or even delivered to your door. Golf carts can be rented on site or reserved in advance on-line. After a long day exploring the city, the hot tub and sauna are a welcome reprieve for sore and tired muscles. Kids will love the splash park and large playgrounds and the kid in all of us can’t wait for an exciting game of 18-hole mini golf. Four-legged patrons can tire themselves out at the dog park and dog run and there are even dog walking services available.
But wait, there is still more. Summer days are filled with tractor rides through the park on a 1952 Farmall and summer nights are enjoyed under the stars watching a movie on a big screen. Try your hand at gem mining or even fishing in a well-stocked pond for bluegill, catfish and large-mouth bass. The list continues with laundry facilities, a lounge room, arcade game room, propane delivery, bathhouses, basketball court, outdoor fitness area, indoor exercise room, walking trails, access to off-road cycling and walking trails, a gaga pit (think dodgeball), ping pong, cornhole and all the countless memories that this park will provide you and your loved ones.
Cherry Hill Park is a vacation all by itself. Add in nearby and easily accessible Washington DC and now you have an unforgettable vacation that your family will be talking about for years and years to come.