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Address: 6565 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770
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+1 301-344-3948
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Nothing amazing to see, but that might be what you need to see.

This is one of our oldest national parks, but it doesn't really protect anything special, like a Canyon or some amazing Indian mounds. It's just natural park inside the DC... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 3, 2016
Michael B
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hidden gem is only a couple of miles away from the College Park Wash DC Metro station. If you're travelling in your RV it's only $20 a night, and you are allowed to stay there up to 15 days per year. There is no electrical or sewage hook up but the bathrooms are clean. We were told by the... More 

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College Park
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They don't cull the deer which over run the park and create hazards to driving public. The deer and other wildlife are diseased. Locals report contracting Lyme disease. Stay away.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

This is one of our oldest national parks, but it doesn't really protect anything special, like a Canyon or some amazing Indian mounds. It's just natural park inside the DC beltway. The parameter trail is about five miles long and almost completely unimproved. It makes for a great simple hike, even for those who are out of shape. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This is actually a nice campground right in the suburbs and not far from urban DC. Clean adequate rest room facilities. Nice wooded campground. Some flat and some sloped sites. Friendly ranger staff. Buy wood at the supermarket before you get here. We came in mid October, still lots of leaves and a decent number of people. I recommend it... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I am a writer and photographer for National Park Planner (npplan.com) and I visited Greenbelt Park in September 2016. Greenbelt Park is an outdoor recreation area that offers camping, picnicking, and hiking just outside of Washington D. C. on the northeast side of the Beltway. This is the closest campground to Washington, and it is only 30 miles from downtown... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

nice place to work out, to walk, to do some cooking like carne asada to stay with the family , to walk with your girl or boy friend. nice place to be.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I like rustic secluded camping but we went here because we were evacuated from another place due to a storm. The lots were quite close together. Luckily we had nobody right next to us but the site two down was full of (possibly) college kids who thought it'd be fun to come to the park to play beer pong and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We were staying at a local hotel and my husband loves to run each morning. We quickly scoped this place out before nightfall, and he had a great run the following morning. Some great trails and plenty of wildlife to observe.

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Big Stone City, South Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

The park feels secluded though you can hear the distance sound of traffic. The inner sites are maintained better that the outer/wood sided sites are. There is one bathroom with one shower for each area, so if there is a number of campers, you will have to wait. Can't beat the cost over the lack of amenities and getting to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We are on a 2 week camping spree up the east coast. Most of our days are filled with things we find to do, so we usually roll in late to campsites. For some reason, some are closed at night (CRAZY). This one was open, and they even show the sites that haven't been reserved at the fee station. This... More 

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