Camping in Cedarville State Forest, Maryland

Site 6 in Cedarville State ForestSite 6 in Cedarville State Forest

A Fall camping trip brought us to Cedarville State Forest campground in Maryland.  We enjoyed our stay there, but it was a bit tricky getting to the campground. Apparently, Google Maps takes you to the other side of the forest where there is no entrance.  This was NOT near the campground entrance!  We asked someone for directions and was able to find it!  It is suggested that you use the park address to find the campground, Dent Road and Bee Oak Road.  We did finally get there and enjoyed our visit.

Back of site 6Back of site 6

We had a nice site that was near the bathhouse and near a potable water spigot.  There is electricity at some sites, but no water or sewer hookups.  There are several water spigots around the campground to get potable water.  There is a dump station and bath houses with hot showers. Our site had electricity and was very nice.  It was shaded and level.  We were on Site 6 which was close to the bath house. 

There is firewood available for purchase at the campground.  They do not allow you to bring in wood from outside because of invasive beetles and other pests.  This is typical of most campgrounds we have been to.

There are over 19 miles of hiking trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.  E-bikes are not allowed on some of the trails.  There is a fishing pond stocked with bass and catfish.  The pond is four-acres and is open for bank fishing.  You need a Maryland non-tidal fishing license to fish in the pond.

This park has historical significance. It was once used by the Piscataway Tribe.  They used the area for winter camping and hunting.  It was also developed and built in the early 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

National HarborNational Harbor Waterfront
National HarborWray on Bike/Walking path at National Harbor

During our stay, we decided to visit the National Harbor near Washington, DC and go bike riding.  The Harbor is about 20 miles or so from the campground. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed visiting the area. The walking/biking path was nicely paved on the bridge near the water. I had never been to the Harbor before!  That was fun!

We also explored around the local area and rode through the Forest.  We got to see some beautiful Fall foliage.

Overall, this was a great trip and we will definitely visit this park again.