Smallwood State Park

Camping

Fifteen RV and tent campsites with electric hook-ups are available under the canopy of a hardwood forest.

Six rustic camper cabins sleep four and two cabins sleep six and have heat and air conditioning. Cabins #17 and #18 overlook Mattawoman Creek. Cabins #16 and #19 are close to the creek, but do not have a water view. Cabins #20 and #21 are located as you first enter the campground area.

A picnic table, lantern post and fire ring are provided on each site. Bath house facilities with hot showers are also provided.

Click here for Family Campsite Map​

See the Park's Camping Regulations

Firewood Policy

Due to the potential threat of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), and other invasive beetles, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has prohibited the importation of personal firewood into all DNR owned and managed properties. Firewood is available in the campground at the Camp Host site for $5/crate. You are also welcome to gather any sticks and limbs that are on the ground around your site.

Youth Group Camping

There are two youth group camping sites available April - October. Reservations are required. Youth Group passes are honored. Each youth group site can accommodate approximately 25 people. Access to restroom facilities, fire ring, and one 12-foot picnic table are provided with each site.

You can make reservations Online or by calling 1-888-432-2267.

Reservations

Reservations can be made in advance for family campsites and camper cabins by calling 1-888-432-CAMP (2267) or online at parkreservations.maryland.gov. Same day reservations can be made for campsites up until 5pm daily by calling or visiting the website. If you make a same day reservation, please note that the front gate closes 15 minutes prior to sunset and you will need a code to access the park. If you will not arrive 15 minutes prior to sunset after making a same day reservation, please call an on duty Ranger at 240-743-8475 for assistance.

Click here for camping season beginning and ending dates, and camping and shelter service charges.