Are you a DC resident? Were you planning a vacation that had to be shelved because of COVID-19? 

The good news is that there still exists some sort of travel, including outdoor camping, which lets you embrace and relish all the attractions and beauties nature offers.

There exist various camping spots near DC where you can soak in the beauty of nature. This article lists a few of the best campgrounds that offer safe and exciting camping.

Greenbelt Park

16 miles from DC

The Greenbelt Park – located in the Beltway – is perfect for you if you want to go camping but do not fancy going too far from urban life. This 1,100 acre National Park has more than 150 wooden campsites, and its facilities include three picnic areas, a bathhouse with hot showers, and 9 miles of forested hiking trails perfect if you are looking to spot red foxes, deer, or birds.

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Going camping without the right accessories is a disaster waiting to happen. Visit to ensure that you are adequately parked for going camping.

Cherry Hill Park

20 minutes from DC

This charming wooded private campground – family-owned and ran for the last 500 years – can be found near the I-95 interchange and the Beltway in College Park. Camping veterans consider cherry Hill as the campground for versatility. It includes options for RV and tent campers and upscale glamping pods, and premium rustic cabins.

Burke Lake Park

40 minutes from DC

If you fancy camping near a lake, Burke Lake Park is just perfect for you. Located in the middle of suburban Virginia, this waterfront oasis is especially attractive for campers who love lakes. All camps apart from being near the water feature great facilities like a picnic table, a fire ring, and a grill. You also would enjoy easy access to the camp store and, of course, showers and bathhouses if you prefer to live off the land, primitive, amenity-free wilderness camping.

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Leesylvania State Park

45 minutes from DC

Another great campsite for the fit, active and fun lover, the Leesylvania State Park is located on a peninsula in Prince William County and is renowned for its beaches with great swimming areas, great fishing, and excellent hiking trails on the Potomac River. Its five tent-only rule per campsite ensures that it also offers a quiet and spacious site for campers to get the best out of their time. It also boasts of pretty much all comforts found in a modern camp with running water, fire pits, pavilions, and picnic tables. You would obviously need the best climbing shoes for wide feet if you are to camp here, so ensure you get yourself ready for the adventure.

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Other campsites worth mentioning include

Harpers Ferry Adventure Center

Wilderness Presidential Resort

Elizabeth Furnace Campgrounds

The camping sites listed here are all near DC and would offer anyone an exciting and memorable experience. Get your camping gear and go camping!

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