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Tent camping at Greenbelt Park Campground

Tent camping at Greenbelt Park Campground


Greenbelt Park is an outdoor recreation area that offers camping, picnicking, and hiking just outside of Washington, D. C., on the northeast side of the Beltway. This is the closest campground to Washington, and it is only 30 miles from downtown Baltimore. The park is served by the Greenbelt Metro Station (Green Line) a mere two miles away. If you are visiting Washington and enjoy camping, or want to save money, one night at Greenbelt Park is a fraction of the cost of a downtown hotel.


Greenbelt Park Headquarters is open daily from 8 AM to 3:45 PM.

Greenbelt Park Ranger Station at the campground is open daily from 8 AM to 3:45 PM, except when closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Hiking trails are open from dawn to dusk year-round.

The Sweetgum Picnic Area is open from 8 AM to dusk year-round. The Holly and Laurel picnic areas are open from April 1st through October 15th by reservation only.

Greenbelt Park Campground is open year-round, 24-hours a day without access restrictions.

Times can always change, so before making travel plans be sure to check the National Park Service’s Operating Hours and Seasons web page for Greenbelt Park.


There is no fee to enter Greenbelt Park and use the hiking trails or the Sweetgum Picnic Area. There is a fee for the campground and to reserve the Holly and Laurel picnic areas. See the official Greenbelt Park Fees and Passes web page for the latest prices.

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Last updated on April 15, 2020
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