Camping in Maryland is a popular activity for the whole family. Some prefer to go to their favorite national park while others want to get away from it all and camp at a state park. Regardless of where you choose to camp, there are several things that you should know before you head out on your camping trip. A campground can be a great place for family enjoyment but if you are not careful it can also be a very dangerous place for your family.
First, you need to decide what kind of park you would like to visit. There are many beautiful parks and campgrounds in Maryland including Williamsburg, Cape Cod, Harpers Ferry, Rockville, and St. Michaels. It all depends on what time of the year you plan on going and what kind of activities you would enjoy doing while you are there. The national parks have camping reservations available at certain times of the year. You can contact the park about when you can make your reservation or you can call the campground directly.
Next, make sure that you take the time to pack a good camping tent and other equipment that you will need for your stay at the park. You may want to bring a few hiking poles so that you do not have to walk too far during the hiking trails. Some of the camping grounds will allow dogs so make sure that you bring along a leash for safety. For fishing, bring an extra set of hooks and a rod so that you will have all of your supplies with you for the day. This way you will be able to do some fishing and hiking along the same trail or lake.