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Maryland destinations, parks and attractions

Are you going on a road trip to Maryland, looking for tips about the destinations so you and your party can enjoy it, be comfortable and not spend a fortune?

Here are some of the top destinations in Maryland and tips about visiting them

National parks and monuments in Maryland

Maryland State parks and historic sites

Maryland Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

Maryland has a lowland coastal are as well as a mountainous area in the western part of the state.  In the highland west, temperatures can range from  -40 °F (-40 °C) to more than 100 °F (38 °C). The average temperatures in the western part of the state are 65 °F (18 °C) in July and 28 °F (−2 °C) in January. The eastern part of the state is more humid and hotter in the summer.

Maryland Camping tips

The Maryland Park Service offers more than 2,000 campsites, 120 full-service and camper cabins, and 100 picnic shelters to guests. Reservations for these facilities can be made through a toll-free, reservation service by calling 1-888-432-2267, (9 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday). For citizens residing outside the United States, reservations can be made by calling 301-687-8160. This is not a toll-free call. TTY users can call 866-804-7846.

On-line reservations may be made at

Camp Sites

Campers are limited to a maximum two-week stay. Campers who have stayed in a campground for two weeks must vacate the park for at least one week before re-registering. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day there is a two-night minimum stay required, which must consist of a Thursday/Friday, Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday stay. Holiday weekends require a three-night stay, which must include a Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Saturday arrivals or departures are not permitted during this time unless you are reserving seven (7) or more nights. Campsites have a picnic table and in most cases a fire ring. A central restroom facility with hot and cold running water and flush toilets is provided.

Camper Cabins

Camper CabinCamper cabins offer guests the option of enjoying the outdoors, while sleeping in a mini cabin on a real bed and closing a real door. Many Maryland State Parks offer these mini cabins, which are small rustic cabins with beds for four to six people -- usually a double and two twin beds set up bunk style. The six-person camper cabins also offer an additional futon couch or set of bunk beds and usually a small table w/chairs. Grills are provided for outdoor cooking and restroom facilities are available nearby. Camper cabin reservations must be made for a minimum of two nights on weekends and three nights on holiday weekends from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

There are both state parks and private campgrounds in Maryland.