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Perfect Destinations Near Baltimore for National Camping Month

Posted June 15th, 2021 camping, glamping, maryland, national camping month, travel

Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life? Want to get your hands a little dirty, dig into a warm, tasty s’more, and to fall asleep to the sounds of nature?

If so, it sounds like it might be time for you to plan a camping trip! Now is the perfect time to pack your bags and go camping because June is National Camping Month.

Observed since the 1970’s, National Camping Month is a time to bond with your friends and family through a shared night on a campsite. Be sure to plan ahead for your camping trip and bring plenty of fresh water, a first aid kit, non-perishable food, sunblock, and other essentials! Make sure to also consider the amenities offered by your campsite — is your campsite more modern with showers and recreational facilities, or is it more primitive with no electrical hookups?

To achieve the change of scenery you’re yearning for through a camping trip, look no further than the great state of Maryland. In only a short drive from Luminary at One Light, you can achieve your dream camping experience. Let’s take a look at some fun campsites not too far from Baltimore:

Breezy Point Beach and Campground

At Breezy Point Beach and Campground, you can satisfy your beaching and camping itch in one trip! At this camp site, you can go fishing or crabbing, utilize the grill in their picnic area, and so much more. It’s located in scenic Calvert County, only 1 hour and 20 minutes away from your home at Luminary, and it accommodates tents, pop-ups, RVs, and trailers. Make sure to arrive early at this site, as this destination serves a high volume of visitors during summer weekends and often reaches maximum capacity. 

Camp Winery

Book a night at Camp Winery, a private campsite on an independently-managed farm. Camp Winery is only a 50 minute drive from your home at Luminary at One Light! Hang out on the campsite, or go out to one of the local wineries or breweries surrounding the area to enjoy a night of music and delicious food. There are also plenty of hiking trails located near this campsite! 

Assateague Island

In approximately 3 hours, you’ll reach the famous Assateague Island. This destination has numerous camping sites run by either the National Park Service or the Maryland Park Service. You can either set up your camp oceanside or bayside if you wish to backpack the island. Be sure to make a reservation and plan ahead as the barrier island habitat is harsh if you lack proper preparation. At Assateague Island, you can even camp with the horses!

Catoctin Mountain

Plan your visit to the beautiful Catoctin Mountain Park! In about 1 hour 10 minutes, you’ll reach this scenic National Park. Explore this destination’s hiking trails, try your hand at fishing, and end your day at one of the picnic areas. Plan your trip in advance, as reservations are required for overnight stays. 

Bay Shore Campground

Located on the Chesapeake Bay in Rock Hall, MD, and about a 2 hour drive from Luminary at One Light, Bay Shore Campground is one of the best camping sites in the state. Here, you can bird watch, crab, fish, swim, kayak, boat, hike, shop in the town of Rock Hall, and more! This site also has numerous amenities, including electric hook-ups, designated campfire pits, a game room, and basketball and volleyball courts. Make your reservation today!

Jellystone Park

At this camp-resort, you’ll never find yourself bored! They offer a number of different ways to camp — from primitive campsites to RV sites to luxury cabins. At this destination you can enjoy a more typical camping experience, or visit the attractions of this Park — the waterpark, pool, mini golf course, amphitheatre, and more. Perfect for the kid-at-heart, Jellystone Park has a location in Williamsport, MD that is just 1 hour and 20 minutes away!


Camping isn’t for everyone, so if glamping is more your style, be sure to check out the 15 best Maryland glamping experiences

Happy Trails to You

We hope you enjoy your outdoor experience this National Camping Month! If you visit one of the above destinations, be sure to tag us in your photos, @LuminaryLiving.

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