We picked Cherry Hill Park campground in College Park, Maryland, because it was the closest park to D.C. We were in town to inter Mike’s mum with his dad, who was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in 2003. Evelyn passed away in early 2012, but it took a while for the family’s schedules to sync up so we could reunite Evelyn with her husband of over 50 years.
Cherry Hill is a pretty park. The office and camp store has generous hours – from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Staff is friendly and helpful. We drove our Jeep into the city, but you don’t have to if you stay at Cherry Hill. Transportation is available from the campground multiple times daily, and the staff can direct you to the tour that’s best for your needs. Only minutes outside the park grounds are a grocery store, a Starbucks, a home improvement store and a variety of restaurants. After all your running around, you can take a relaxing hike along the Nature Trail at the edge of the park.
There are spots for every type of rig at Cherry Hill, and the list of amenities is long:
- 400 RV and tenting campsites with water, sewer and electric hookups
- Sites are open year round.
- 30- or 50-amp service
- Handicap accessible
- Restrooms with hot showers
- Pets are welcome, and a pet walking service is available.
- Carpeted laundry room with 19 washers and 20 dryers
- Free Wi-Fi which was pretty reliable and reasonably fast while we were there
- Cable TV
- Miniature golf
- Game room/Arcade
- Large screen TV lounge with fireplace
- Two swimming pools
- Hot tub and sauna
- Nature trail
- Propane refills
- On-site Star Café and Grill that’s open until 9 p.m.
- A camp store with groceries, souvenirs, gifts, t-shirts, and lots of RV supplies
- Free movies, shown seasonally, in the Starlight outdoor theatre