Harford County is a haven for nature lovers, with several local and state parks featuring beautiful waterfront views, scenic hiking trails, and campsites for both locals and those just passing through in their camper or RV. 

Campsite with two tents, chairs, and fire ring

Harford County Campsites

Each of the campsites in Harford County are located in wooded areas near the water, creating a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you’re looking for an RV hookup near Baltimore or want to “rough it” near the Susquehanna River, Harford County has it!

Rock Run Grist Mill Water Wheel at Susquehanna State Park

Susquehanna State Park Campground

The Susquehanna State Park campground is newly remodeled and offers two loops with a combined 69 sites, 6 of which are electric, and 6 camper cabins. The park itself has 15 miles of maintained and marked trails and is home to some of the most popular mountain biking trails in Maryland. You’ll also find the historical Carter-Archer mansion at the Rock Run Historical Area, which also has a functional grist mill. The whole family can enjoy traditional camping activities like canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and hiking at Susquehanna State Park before heading back to your campsite for a campfire.

Aerial View of Bar Harbor RV Park on the Bush River

Bar Harbor RV Park and Marina

Bar Harbor RV Park and Marina is located just 30 minutes north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, offering a convenient respite for your summer road trip while you explore everything central Maryland has to offer. Whether the RV park is your destination for camping or just a spot to rest on your road trip, you can enjoy peaceful camping on this wooded peninsula along the Bush River. Guests can take advantage of boat slips, fishing, and full waterfront views during their stay.

Fisherman at Conowingo Dam

What to Know Before Camping in Maryland

Whether you are an experienced camper or are venturing into the wilderness for the first time, take some time to familiarize yourself with the Maryland Department of Natural Resource’s guide on how to camp in Maryland. 

While you won’t need to vigilantly look out for bears in Susquehanna State Park, be prepared to protect yourself against the elements with a tent if you choose to skip the cabin. Harford County summers are hot and humid, and mosquitos abound. You’ll also want to anticipate sudden afternoon thunderstorms and bring appropriate rain gear just in case. If you plan to fish, be sure to have a license and follow local park guidelines. 

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Have Fun Camping in Harford!

Whether you prefer to sleep under the stars in a tent, RV, or cabin, this beautiful piece of Maryland has something for you. Download our free Destination Harford app to explore everything that Harford County has to offer!