Campers know better than anyone that bigger isn’t always better – especially when you pack in as many outdoor options as does the tiny, but geographically diverse, state of Maryland. From sandy beaches to lush Appalachian forests, camping in the Old Line State can bring to mind many a different scene, depending on where you roam.
The eastern side of the state shares the Delmarva Peninsula with Delaware and Virginia, offering cushy white shores and breezy beach towns like Ocean City. A bit inland, the enormous Chesapeake Bay shimmies its way past bustling cities like Annapolis and Baltimore – and along the western portion of the state, the Appalachians cut through the land, creating a rolling landscape of forestry. No matter where you land, Maryland is brimming with history and homey pleasures, like blue crabs and beer, just waiting to be enjoyed campside with friends.