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Greenbelt National Park

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Address: 6565 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone Number: 301-344-3948
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Located a short distance from Washington D.C., this park is a peaceful...
Located a short distance from Washington D.C., this park is a peaceful escape from the pressures of everyday life and a refuge for native plants and animals.
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Great to find this nature space so close to DC

We decided last minute to head to DC for the Chery Blossom Festival ans was really surprised to find a NATIONAL PARK very close by. Sites hadn't been cleaned for the season, trash... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Bardstown, Kentucky
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Lewes, Delaware
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Decided to stay over the weekend for the Cherry Blossom festival in DC. Since this is rather close we popped in for the weekend and proceeded to regret it. Besides the never ending police and fire sirens and over whelming interstate noise there were locked bathrooms, we never did find the showers, inaccessible staff. To top off our not so... More 

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We decided last minute to head to DC for the Chery Blossom Festival ans was really surprised to find a NATIONAL PARK very close by. Sites hadn't been cleaned for the season, trash dumpsters were all very full. But other than that place is clean, staff very friendly and helpful. And as a senior can't beat the 8.00 a night... More 

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Our family camped here for two nights during spring break. Only 10 min to Greenbelt Metro station. Park police station at park entrance, it does take a few minutes to get back to the campground. None of the sites have electric or water, which we knew, so it was ok, as long as your prepared. Not all restrooms have a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Greenbelt National Park is one of the smallest and least-featured National Parks in the U.S. However, that doesn't mean it's not a nice place. Basically, it was created to provide a National Park campground that wasn't too far from Washington, DC. For being situated inside the Capital Beltway, it is heavily wooded and green. About the only feature it has... More 

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Greenbelt, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Okay, Greenbelt National Park doesn't have waterfalls or cliffs or geysers, but given the location it's a nice place. If you're visiting the DC area and want to camp, this is a good choice. And if you're local and want a nice hike in the woods, this is a really good option - they have a six-mile perimeter trail as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Wonderful park for a leisurely walk or work out walk. Pretty spaces so close to the beltway. Pack your picnic basket and enjoy the afternoon here

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Greenbelt National Park came under the National Park Service in 1950 when the existing Greenbelt Park was acquired along with other land in order to construct the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, an early project of the Scenic Parkway program. Regrettably, it is not very well maintained and lacks many of the amenities present day campers have grown to expect. That said, it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Camped here en route to boston. Only slept here (tent camp) and did not partake in any of the trails or anything. Was relatively quiet as far as people go but at night you could here traffic and jets. Warm showers but dirty bathrooms. A nice piece of nature amongst the city but not well maintained.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We camped there with three little girls two thru seven and had a great time. The trip was a warmup for a longer camping trip. Potty training was a little awkward but we managed. Bathhouses were clean and well maintained. People coming from out of town to see DC sites should note that while there are buses going yo the... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

As a native of northern Minnesota, I know ticks. So, I read the warnings with a grain of salt, thinking we'd be okay with Deet and "tick checks" at the end of the day. We reserved a campsite online, paid the fee, and traveled 10-miles to the park from our home with our three young kids. When we got to... More 

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