Room with a view: State park campgrounds along the Greenway

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Last fall Kate and Travis of @ridealongpictures snagged this site at Duck Puddle Campgrounds (not a state park) on Pemaquid Poin in Nobleboro, Maine, just a few miles from our coastal complementary route on their north-south Greenway ride.

Planning an overnight hike, bike ride or other outdoor adventure on the Greenway? Need a place to hang up your panniers, kick off your shoes and get a good night’s sleep? State parks are a great place to start. Check out these state parks, all with campsites within 10 miles of the Greenway route.

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Note: Many of these state parks are quite sprawling and some have multiple campgrounds, so map locations may not be precise. Be sure to check individual park websites to stay up-to-date on campground closures due to maintenance and amenities available at individual campsites.

 

Lamoine State Park, Lamoine, ME (roughly 6 mi from the Greenway). Lamoine has 62 tent camping sites and two group sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Open May 15 - October 15. 

Camden Hills State Park, Camden, ME (roughly 1.5 mi from the Greenway). This park has 107 campsites for RVs or tents with electric and water hookups. Open May 15 - October 15.

Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal, ME (roughly 5 mi from the Greenway). Lodging options include 35 campsites for RVs or tents with electric and water hookups. Open year round. 

Hampton Beach State Park, Hampton, NH (less than a mile from the Greenway). Campers find 28 RV sites with hookups. Open from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend.

Camp Nihan Education Center, Saugus, MA (roughly 2 mi from the Greenway). Camp Nihan offers both cabins and group tent campsites. Open Thursday through Saturday September through June and Friday through Saturday in June and July.

Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA, (roughly 1 mi from complementary route on Cape Cod). Over 400 campsites for tents, trailers, RVs (but no hookups) or even rent a yurt. Open early May through mid October. 

George Washington State Campground, Chepachet, RI (roughly 7 mi from the Greenway). This campground offers 45 gravel campsites available for tents, trailers or RVs. Running water is available from several spigots. Pit toilets or outhouse restroom facilities, but no shower facilities. Open from the second weekend of April to the end of October.

Mashamoquet Brook State Park, Pomfret Center, CT (less than a mile from the Greenway). Wolf Den Campground has 35 open sites with bathrooms, showers and a dumping station with fishing, hiking, swimming nearby. Mashamoquet Brook Campground has 18 wooded sites with composting toilets and a dumping station and fishing, hiking and swimming nearby. Open from early April through early September.

Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, NJ (roughly 7 mi from the Greenway). Four group campsites accommodate between 15 and 50 people. Open April through October.

Lums Pond State Park, Bear, DE (roughly 7 mi from the Greenway). Lums Pond has sites with water, sewer and electric hookups for RVs and four horse campsites without hookups. Yurts are also available to rent. Select sites open year round. 

Patapsco Valley State Park, Ellicott City, MD (roughly 8 mi from the Greenway). Hilton Area has 12 tent camping only sites with no electricity and six single-room cabins. The Hollofield campground has 73 campsites, some of which have electric hookups. Open April through October. 

Susquehanna State Park, Havre de Grace, MD (roughly 2 mi from the Greenway). The park’s campsites are organized into two loops with a total of 69 sites. Six have electric hookups and six have cabins. Each loop has its own comfort station with hot showers. Open April through October. 

Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield, VA (roughly 3 mi from the Greenway). The park has a variety of campsites including tent and RV sites, reservable yurts and group campsites. Open year round.

Chippokes Plantation State Park, Surry, VA (less than a mile from the Greenway). The park has a variety of campsites including tent and RV sites (some with water and electric hookups) and reservable yurts. You can also reserve the Walnut Valley House, which sleeps up to eight. Open year round.

Staunton River State Park, Clarksville, VA (roughly 8 mi from the Greenway). Lodging options include cabins, a bunkhouse housing up to 14, equestrian camping sites and tent and RV campsites. Campgrounds are open from the first Friday in March until the first Monday in December.

Kerr Lake State Park, Henderson/Manson, NC (roughly 9 mi from Greenway). Kerr Lake State Park has over 600 campsites with varying amenities for RVs, trailers and tents. Some campsites are open year round.

Falls Lake State Park, Durham/Wake Forest, NC (roughly 8 mi from the Greenway). Falls Lake has 300 campsites at four access areas where camping options range from RV hookups to primitive tent camping and group camps. Some campsites are open year round.

Jordan Lake State Park, Apex/Pittsboro/Chapel Hill, NC (roughly 8 mi from Greenway). The park offers over 1,000 campsites with varying amenities for RVs, trailers and tents. Opening dates vary by campsite

Umstead State Park, Raleigh, NC (roughly 2 mi from Greenway). The park has 28 tent campsites open from April 1 through October 31 with drinking water and bathrooms. There are two primitive group campsites open year round, and two group camps with cabins, a mess hall and bathhouses available April through October.

Goose Creek State Park, Washington, NC (roughly 1 mi from Greenway). The park has 22 full-hookup sites that each have a tent pad, a fire ring with grill, a picnic table and a lantern hook located near a bathhouse.  There are also 14 primitive campsites that each fit two tents with a fire ring, grill, picnic table and lantern hook with water spigots and composting toilets nearby. Open year round.

Jones Lake State Park, Elizabethtown, NC (less than a mile from the Greenway). The park has 20 campsites with access to drinking water and a bathhouse, six of which have full RV hookups. There’s also a primitive group campsite that accommodates up to 35 people. Open year round.

Carolina Beach State Park, Carolina Beach, NC (roughly 1 mi from the Greenway). This park has 69 campsites with no hookups and ten with full hookups. There are also four heated and air conditioned cabins, which each sleep six. Open year round.

Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, SC (less than a mile from the Greenway). The park has 107 sites with electricity and water hookups and an additional 66 that also have sewer sites. There are also six rustic tent sites and three primitive group sites. All sites have wifi. Open year round.

Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, SC (less than a mile from the Greenway). There are 140 sites with electric and water hookups and an additional 138 sites that also have sewer hookups, open year round. A 30-site overflow tent campground is open from Easter weekend through Memorial Day. There are also six cabins.

Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah, GA (roughly 6 mi from Greenway). The park has three camper cabins, 87 tent, trailer and RV campsites and three group pioneer campsites. Some RV sites have sewer hookups. Open year round.

Crooked River State Park, St. Marys, GA (roughly 8 mi from the Greenway). Lodging options include 11 cottages, 63 tent, trailer and RV campsites (some of which have full hookups) and one pioneer campground. Open year round. 

Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill, GA (roughly 7 mi from the Greenway). Campers can choose from seven cottages, 67 tent, trailer and RV campsites and two backcountry campsites. Open year round.

Fort Clinch State Park, Fernandina Beach, FL (roughly 4 mi from the Greenway). There are 69 tent and RV campsites, which each have electric hookups and drinking water. Open year-round. There’s also a primitive group campsite that accommodates 75 people.

Little Talbot Island State Park, Jacksonville, FL (less than one mile from the Greenway). At this park, campers find 36 campsites with electricity and fresh water as well as a fire ring and picnic table. Campers also have access to laundry facilities and two bathhouses with hot showers. Open year round.

Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine, FL (roughly 1 mi from the Greenway). This park offers 139 campsites for both RVs and tents. Other amenities vary by site, but all sites have electricity water. Open year round.

Faver-Dykes State Park, St. Augustine, FL (roughly 3 mi from the Greenway). The park has 30 tent and RV campsites with access to restrooms with running water and hot showers. There’s also a primitive youth camping area that can accommodate up to 50 people, which has a a fire circle and a pit toilet. Open year round.

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area At Flagler Beach, Flagler Beach, FL (less than one mile from the Greenway). The recreation area has 68 campgrounds, half of which are located on the primary dune of the beach. Some of which have a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Each campsite has water, electricity, a picnic table and a fire ring. Open year round.

Tomoka State Park, Ormond Beach, FL (roughly 1 mi from the Greenway). Tomoka has 100 campsites with electric and water hookups and picnic tables and grills. Each campsite has access to one of three restroom facilities with hot showers. Open year round.

Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL (less than one mile from the Greenway). This park has 51 campsites with a picnic table, water, electricity and a grill. Six two-bedroom cabins are also available to rent. Open year round.

Sebastian Inlet State Park, Melbourne Beach, FL (less than one mile from the Greenway). This park has 51 campsites with water and electrical hookups and restroom facilities. There are also primitive campsite options. Open year round.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Hobe Sound, FL (less than one mile from the Greenway). Jonathan Dickinson State Park has 142 family campsites with water, electricity, table and grill and access to laundry and restroom facilities. Some sites have sewer hookups as well. There are also sites for equestrian campers and primitive camps for both families and larger groups. Open year round.

Oleta River State Park, North Miami, FL (less than one mile from the Greenway). The park has 14 reservable, air-conditioned cabins and three primitive youth campsites that can each accomodate 30 people. Though cabins don’t have bathrooms, cabin campers have access to a bathhouse with hot showers nearby. Primitive campers have access to a bathhouse with cold water showers.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo, FL (less than one mile from the Greenway). This park has 42 campsites, three of which are RV or trailer only. Bathhouse facilities are nearby. Other park amenities include boating, snorkeling and birdwatching. Open year round.

Long Key State Park, Layton, FL (less than one mile from the Greenway). This park has 60 campsites that all overlook the Atlantic Ocean. Each campsite has a ground grill and a picnic table, as well as water and electric hookups. Open year round.

Curry Hammock State Park, Marathon, FL (less than one mile from the Greenway). This park, which is open year round, has a 28-site campground, located within view of the Atlantic Ocean, is open year-round. Bathroom facilities include composting toilets and solar-powered hot showers.

Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key, FL (less than one mile from the Greenway). The park has 80 campsites with varying amenities. Open year round. 

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