Rocky Gap State Park

Flintstone, Maryland

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The park itself contains more than 3,000 acres, including 243-acre Lake Habeeb. Many first-time campers at Rocky Gap seeking to get away from it all are horrified when they enter the park and see the sprawling complex before them. Take heart: planners had the good sense to at least build the resort and golf course on the other side of Lake Habeeb from the campgrounds. So, although you have to drive through the resort area to get to your campsite, once there you will enjoy relative solitude (as much as a campground with 278 sites can offer). Even better, hiking away from the lake will leave all the bustle behind and you’ll likely cross very few people as you make your way around Evitts Mountain, named for the settler who built his cabin here in the 1730s.
Best Tent Camping: Maryland

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by Evan Balkan (Menasha Ridge Press)

The park itself contains more than 3,000 acres, including 243-acre Lake Habeeb. Many first-time campers at Rocky Gap seeking to get away from it all are horrified when they enter the park and see the sprawling complex before them. Take heart: planners had the good sense to at least build the resort and golf course on the other side of Lake Habeeb from the campgrounds.

So, although you have to drive through the resort area to get to your campsite, once there you will enjoy relative solitude (as much as a campground with 278 sites can offer). Even better, hiking away from the lake will leave all the bustle behind and you’ll likely cross very few people as you make your way around Evitts Mountain, named for the settler who built his cabin here in the 1730s.

© 2016 Evan Balkan/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Flintstone
Campsites: 278
Season: Year-round, with limited services from Columbus Day to the first Friday in May
Additional Use: Boat Launch, Swimming, Boating, Hiking
Local Contacts: 301-722-1480 dnr2.maryland.gov
Fees per Night: $21.49-$27.49
Facilities: Dump station, bathhouses, boat ramp and rentals, laundry, camp store, nature center, game room, swimming beach, pay phones
Driving Directions: Directions to Rocky Gap State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

8/13/2009
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This is a classy place. Camping areas are nice and they have a lake with a beach front. I would go for a dip. It's cool and refreshing. Great for a days ride out of NYC.



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