RV Camping Near D.C. | Cherry Hill Park

The United States is one of the biggest countries in the world and it attracts a lot of tourists every year. Needless to say, many people want to see what the capital city is like. Part of being the capital means that Washington D.C. has a lot of history and meaningful monuments and buildings to explore.  In addition, it is a relatively low-cost vacation destination. A majority of the museums and monuments are free to visit. In addition, there always seems to be something exciting going on in the nation’s Capital. RV camping near D.C. is a great way to explore this great destination.

The best RV camping near D.C. can be found at Cherry Hill Park. We have stayed at this amazing family friendly RV destination six times as of this post being published. Continue reading to learn about this great RV park, and how to maximize you time visiting Washington D.C.

Of course, there is no better location to enjoy Independence Day in America than the Nations Capitol. To learn more about visiting D.C. on July 4th click here. 

RV Camping Near D.C.
Cherry Hill Park

 Cherry Hill Park Location

Cherry Hill Park is located at 9800 Cherry Hill Rd. College Park, Maryland.

The campground is located 17 miles from Washington D.C.. In addition, it is  only 28 miles from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor which offers another great family stop.

Directions from the D.C. Beltway (I-495/95): Take exit 25 (US Route One South, College Park). From US Rte. One/Baltimore Ave, make an immediate right onto Cherry Hill Road. Drive one mile to the park entrance on left.

Directions from I-95 South: Take exit 29-B, merge into MD Route 212/Powder Mill Road, drive one mile, turn left onto Cherry Hill Road, drive one mile to the entrance on right.

About Cherry Hill Park 

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Cherry Hill Park | Premium Back Site Site

Cherry Hill Park is a family-owned and operated campground that has been in the Gurevich family for 5 generations. 

The park was established in 1921 as a small farm, and general store, that allowed travelers to set up camp as they were going by. 

As travel increased, and the interstate system was built, Cherry Hill Park identified a need to allow travels to D.C. a place to set up camp. They realized that their location was a prime spot for RV camping near D.C..

Today Cherry Hill offers numerous full hook-up RV sites, cabins, yurts, and tent sites. 

In addition to all the park has to offer they are willing to help with your D.C. plans. There is a bus stop on-site that brings you to the Metro and will get you in D.C. rather quickly. The staff will also give you tips for visiting the Capital, and offer tips on how to get around D.C. 

Cherry Hill Park Amenities 

Cherry Hill Park Swimming Pool
Cherry Hill Park Swimming Pool

Cherry Hill Park is more than just an RV park. It truly is a family friendly vacation resort. The park offers clean, updated, amenities that make your stay here enjoyable for the entire family.

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  • Full RV Hookups | Tent Sites | Log Cabins | Yurts
  • Two Heated Swimming Pools | One With a Fountain and Beach Walk in. Both Supervised by Lifeguards.
  • On Site Café | Offers Dine In, Take Out, and Delivery Services.
  • Golf Cart Rentals
  • Hot Tub & Sauna
  • Splash Pad
  • 18-hole Miniature Golf
  • Dog Park | Dog Walking Service
  • Thee Playgrounds
  • RV & Grocery Store
  • 24-Hour Laundry
  • 24-Hour Exercise Room

Visit Washington D.C. From Cherry Hill Park 

Visit Washington D.C.
U.S Capitol Building

Cherry Hill Park offers a number of ways to help ensure you get the best experience visiting Washington D.C.. For many, visiting the Nation’s capital can be overwhelming. Being able to have all services, and people, on location to help plan your time in the capital is one of the things that make Cherry Hill Park the best RV camping near D.C..


Cherry Hill Park offers a number of transportation options to ensure you can get to DC and enjoy all that the capital has to offer.

Cherry Hill Express Bus

Take a direct bus from the campground into downtown Washington, DC.  The drop-off location is the corner of Constitution and 7th in front of the Archives Building. Cost is $22/person. This option is seasonal so be sure to check the Cherry Hill website.

The DC Metro

The Metro ride into downtown DC takes about 30 minutes, which is usually much less time than it would take to drive.

Cherry Hill Park’s closest station is College Park, which is on the northern end of the Green Line. Make sure the train you board is going in the correct direction. From College Park, when heading downtown take the Branch Ave green line. When heading back to Cherry Hill take the Greenbelt green line. There are two options to get to the College Park Metro stop. 

1)  Drive your own vehicle – The  College Park station is about 4 miles away. You can park your car at the station and board the train to DC! Parking at the Metro station costs $4.95 per day Monday-Friday

2) Take the bus – A local bus comes to the campground throughout the day every day to bring passengers to the College Park Metro Station. The cost is $2.00 each way ($1.00 for seniors). Children under 5 ride free. The bus ride takes about 25 minutes.

Sightseeing Tours of DC

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Cherry Hill Park offers a number of popular DC tours. All the tours are run by and for the park, and only include other park guests. All of the tours leave directly from the campground’s bus depot. 

Monuments by Night Tour

Experience the magic and beauty of the Washington, DC, monuments, lit up at night. A step-off guide accompanies you throughout our tours, so you’ll receive entertainment and information about every fabulous sight.

Monuments by Day Tour

Discover the monuments and memorials of downtown Washington, DC. A step-off guide accompanies you throughout our tours, so you’ll receive entertainment and information about every fabulous sight.

Fallen Heroes Day Tour

See famous Arlington Cemetery, Pentagon 9/11 Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, and more. A step-off guide accompanies you throughout our tours, so you’ll receive entertainment and information about every fabulous sight.

Be sure to check in with the Cherry Hill Park concierge to sign up for any of these great tours.

 Tips to Enjoy Your Washington DC Visit

Lincoln Historic Sites

The National Mall 

The National Mall is a 2.2 mile long stretch of land in the heart of downtown DC. The Mall contains just about everything you’ve got on your bucket list. The monuments, memorials, and more can all be found here.

The National Mall offers:

  • Washington Monument
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • WW2 Memorial
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • Korean War Memorial
  • MLK Memorial
  • FDR Memorial
  • The White House
  • US Capitol
  • US Supreme Court
  • Library of Congress
  • National Archives

The Smithsonian Museum

The Smithsonian Institution is made up of museums, galleries, and a famous zoo, located throughout the DC area. Not only are they world-class, they’re all 100% free to visit!  To see all the different choices and learn more about the museums click here to visit the Smithsonian website.

Our Cherry Hill Park Experience 

Cherry Hill Park | July 4th

Cherry Hill Park was the first RV park we ever stayed at after purchasing our RV. Since then we have stayed at Cherry Hill six more times. Each and every time we have not been disappointed.

The staff is amazing and extremely helpful. Its amenities are enough to keep your entire family busy during your stay. In our opinion, Cherry Hill Park is a little more than just your everyday RV park; it is a great RVing family destination. This park offers an amazing place to spend time with your family while enjoying the Washington D.C. area. 

One thing you will notice is that the nightly cost is more expensive than other campgrounds in the D.C. area. However, we are more than happy to spend the extra money for the great experience that Cherry Hill offers. 

We highly recommend adding Cherry Hill park to your RV travel plans. In our opinion, it is hands down the best Rv camping near D.C. 

We love to hear form our followers. Please leave a comment below. 

Have you ever visited Cherry Hill Park? How was your experience? Do you have nay tips for visiting Washington DC? 

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So far we have RV camped in 33 different States, visited 14 National Parks, and 17 National Park Sites. 

Being self-proclaimed National Park Geeks we are on a mission to see as many as possible!  

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