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Cherry Hill Park Campground Review

What’s the best campground for a visit to DC? We recently stayed at Cherry Hill Park Campground, a large nice campground that makes visiting Washington DC easy.

Cherry Hill Park Campground Overview

We enjoyed our stay at Cherry Hill Park Campground. It was a great place to spend a few nights in our camper while exploring the Washington DC area.

They bill themselves as the Closest Campground to Washington DC. With easy access to the Metro, it was a good way to visit the area.

Cherry Hill Park has been family owned since 1921. It’s hard to imagine what camping was like back then. I’m sure a lot has changed. But the campground appears to be very up to date. There are about 400 campsites and many other ways to stay including yurts, glamping cabins, camping cabins, and even some houses available for rent.

The campground has nice amenities like a pool area, splash pad, miniature golf (putt putt), dog park and even a restaurant.

Cherry Hill Park Campground makes a great home base from which to explore DC and the surrounding area.

Cherry Hill Park Campground Features

Cherry Hill Park Campground has a nice pool area with two pools. There is plenty of seating around the pool area. And there is an indoor hot tub adjacent to the pool.

Pool Area at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Nice Swimming Pool

Adjacent to the the pool is an indoor hot tub.

Hot Tub at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Indoor Hot Tub

Just inside the building by the pool is a restaurant and an arcade.

Cherry Hill Park Campground Restaurant
Restaurant and Arcade

Younger campers may enjoy the large splash area at Cherry Hill Park.

Splash Pad at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Large Splash Area

There are several nice playgrounds spread throughout the campground.

Nice Playground at Cherry Hill Park Campground
One of Several Playgrounds

The Putt Putt (miniature golf) course looked like a lot of fun.

Putt Putt Miniature Golf Course at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Fun Putt Putt Course

Cherry Hill Park Campground even has a small outdoor movie area. During our stay, they were showing Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Lion King, and Frozen 2.

Outdoor Movies at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Movie Area

There is a a large dog park with two sections. One has obstacles and the other is open.

Dog Park at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Dog Park Area with Agility Obstacles

Cherry Hill Park Campground Camp Sites

This is a very large campground with about 400 camp sites. Back in and pull through sites are gravel All RV sites have full hookups including 50 & 30 amp electric, water, sewer, cable and Wi-Fi. Each site has a picnic table and most have a fire pit. Premium sites with a brick patio and table & chairs are also available.

The campground is spread into multiple loops. We will show you a few example sites here and have a good overview in our Cherry Hill Park Campground Review YouTube video. If you want a campground map and a more in-depth overview with videos of all the campground loops, check out the useful information on the Cherry Hill Campground campground map page.

Here is an example standard back in camp site. Note that this site is pretty nice. However factors like the size and shadiness of sites varies.

Back In Camp Site at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Standard Back In Site

Here is an example of a premium pull through camp site. Note the patio with table and chairs.

Premium Camp Site at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Premium Pull Through Site

There are also tent camp sites. There is one group camping area where each site has a gazebo. Other tent sites are available in a wooded area. We thought the premium tent sites with a gazebo, table & chairs, and a hammock looked great.

Premium Tent Camp Site at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Premium Tent Site

There are several other ways to stay at Cherry Hill Park Campground. They offer yurts, glamping cabins, camping cabins, and even houses to rent. We thought the glamping cabins looked cozy.

Glamping Cabin at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Cozy Glamping Cabin

Camp Site Observations

Cherry Hill Park is a very nice campground. We have a few observations to share that might help prepare you for a great stay.

The 400 sites vary from sunny to shady and small to large. All RV sites have 50 & 30 amp power, water, sewer and cable TV. All sites have a picnic table and most have a fire ring. Premium sites add a brick patio with a table and chairs.

When reserving, you provide information about what is important to you. Would you prefer to be close to the pool or to the bus stop? Do you want a shady site or a sunny one. Based on your selections, they’ll try to pick a good site for you. If you are reserving a premium site, you can select a specific site.

Sites are gravel. Our site was very level. We didn’t need to use any leveling blocks. Site hookups were well located, at least for our camper. Since we have two sewer hookups, it was nice that the sewer hookups were in the middle, which made it easy for us to connect. The cable TV hookup for our site was at the very back. Our 25 foot cable did not reach so we had to purchase a longer cable.

RV Hookups at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Hookups Were Generally Well Positioned

Sites are generally close together and don’t afford much privacy. That is fairly normal for a private campground. The campground is close to interstate 495 and you will hear road noise.

Camp Site 316 at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Site 316

We fit in our site, but it was a bit tight. To accommodate our truck, the rear of our camper was parked a bit farther back than the site pad. A tree at the front of the site made backing in a little challenging.

Cherry Hill Park Campground Staff

Our check in was smooth. You do have to enter the camp store to pick up your campground packet. Staff members were friendly. However, we didn’t generally see or interact with staff beyond the camp store.

Cherry Hill Park Campground Amenities

Wi-Fi is available. However, we did not experience a strong signal and were unable to stream videos.

Cherry Hill Park has several bath houses spread throughout the campground.

Bath House Exterior at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Bath House

Bath houses were large and clean.

Bath House Interior at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Large Bath House

One of the showers provided some accessibility features.

Shower at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Accessible Shower

A large laundry facility is available. It is clean and has multiple large front-loading machines. Washers and dryers each cost $2 per load. A nice TV and sitting area is available just outside the laundry room.

Laundry Room at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Laundry Room

Cherry Hill had a fantastic camp store. One section had a good selection food, beverages & souvenirs.

Store at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Nice Store

The other section was probably the most well stocked camp store we have encountered. If you need anything for your RV, it’s a good chance they have it is stock.

Camp Store at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Well Stocked Camp Store

Things to do Near Cherry Hill Park Campground

There are many things to do in the Washington DC area. With easy access to the metro, Cherry Hill Park Campground makes a good home base to explore the area.

While it might feel a bit overwhelming to navigate DC, Cherry Hill tries to make this easy. They offer orientation sessions to help highlight things to visit and how to get around.

If you are heading into DC, you can get a bus that takes you to the College Park metro station. If you prefer to drive and you have a larger vehicle, consider using the Greenbelt station instead. During our visit, parking at the Greenbelt station was free on the weekends. The Metro to and from DC cost $2 each way.

Bus Stop at Cherry Hill Park Campground
Bus to the Metro

One of the most popular activities is to see the Smithsonian Museums. There are several museums and galleries. Admission is free.

Viewing Art on a Visit to DC
Viewing Art in DC

Other museum options focus on science, technology, or culture.

Historic Tractor at DC Museum
Technology Innovation – Historic Tractor

The National Theater offers some great shows. You might see a Broadway touring company show or even catch a pre-Broadway performance.

Broadway at the National Theatre
Broadway at the National Theatre

Of course, you could also visit the National Zoo, catch a baseball or hockey game, and so much more.

Cherry Hill Park Campground Directions

Accessing Cherry Hill is pretty easy. It is about 2 miles off Interstate 495, north of DC. The address is 9800 Cherry Hill Road, College Park, MD 20740.

Our phone GPS provided good guidance. However, it’s always best to check out directions from the campground, as they can provide additional guidance.

Once you enter the campground, there is a multi-lane entry area where you can park while you get checked in.

Cherry Hill Park Campground Review Video

Thanks for checking out our review of Cherry Hill. If you want to see more, check out our Cherry Hill Park Campground Review YouTube video where we show you more details on this nice camping resort.

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Check Out Our Cherry Hill Park Campground Review Video on YouTube

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