Greenbrier State Park State Park RV & Campground Guide

Maryland

In the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Greenbrier State Park is a multi-use park that allows guests to try many outdoor activities. Swim in the lake, go canoeing, try boating or fishing. The visitor center is open year-round, and hiking trails wind through the park (including the Appalachian Trail). 

Weather at the park is on the cooler side - the average high in July is just 85°F. Winters can be cold, with a January average low of 21°F. The park gets a good amount of precipitation...between 7-12 days a month, with May being the rainiest month of the year.

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Weather
Spring 28-71 F
Summer 58-85 F
Fall 32-77 F
Winter 21-42 F
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Nearby Cities
Boonsboro MD
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Greenbrier State Park State Park

Camping is available at 165 sites in the park, some with electric hookups. There are also hot showers available at the campground. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Each rental vehicle comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your travel plans and unique needs.   

There are also several nearby campgrounds where you can stay while you visit the park:

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park

Jellystone Park near Williamsport is close to Antietam National Battlefield, and the Appalachian Trail. Let the kids splash in the Water Zone or try the ninja course, mini golf, jumping pillow, or laser tag. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes 
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: waterslides, mini golf, laser tag, restaurant

Brunswick Family Campground

Brunswick Family Campground is in a secluded area between the Potomac River and the C&O Canal National Historical Park. Guests can camp in shady spots along the river and enjoy beautiful views of Short Hill Mountain and the Potomac, and watch for great blue herons and eagles.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: showers, playground, trails, camp store, dump station

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What to Do at
Greenbrier State Park State Park

Inside Greenbrier State Park State Park

There are a number of things to do at Greenbrier State Park.

Hiking: Eleven miles of trails snake through a variety of habitats in the park, and allow hikers to get an idea of the area’s geologic history as well. Most of the trails are moderate to strenuous, so be ready for a workout! Part of the Appalachian Trail also goes through the park, so you can hike that as well. 

Swimming: There is a swimming area of the lake, and lifeguards are on duty during the summer.

Boating: You can bring your own boat (electric trolling motors only) or rent a rowboat or paddleboat at the lake.

Fishing: The lake is stocked with trout, largemouth bass, and bluegill. Anglers 16 and older are required to have a state fishing license.

Outside Greenbrier State Park State Park

There’s plenty to do outside the park as well! From learning about local history to relaxing with a tasty bite to eat, once you’ve explored the park, try one of these activities.

Restaurants

Dan’s Restaurant and Taphouse

This pub offers American and regional food and has more than 30 craft beers on tap. Dan’s is especially interested in featuring the best of local breweries and the best offerings from local farms. Try the Espresso NY Strip Steak, or order up some salmon cakes.

Type: Pub

Location: Boonsboro

Rasco NY Pizza

Authentic Italian food and reasonable prices. Rasco’s has New York-style pizza, pasta, subs, salads, and other Italian dishes.

Type: Italian

Location: Boonsboro

Old South Mountain Inn

For more than 275 years, the Old South Mountain Inn has offered travelers food and hospitality, and they continue to today. The elegant brunch and dinner menu includes entrees such as escargo and oysters, and for dinner you can, of course, have Maryland crab cakes, a variety of seafood dishes, steak, or vegetarian offerings.

Type: American

Location: Boonsboro

Shopping

Olde Homestead

In 1928, the Cronises started a farmer’s market next to their homestead. The farm stand is still run by the family, but the business has expanded and now features home decor and unique gifts, as well as the plants and produce for sale at the market.

Location: Boonsboro

Sightseeing

Antietam National Battlefield

Visit the spot where 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or missing after twelve brutal hours of combat in 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army’s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.

Location: Sharpsburg, MD

Crystal Grottoes Caverns

The grottoes were discovered in 1920 and are a spectacular natural phenomenon. The owner of the site says it is the most naturally kept cave in the world and that they try to keep it just as it was developed in the 1920s. Tour guides can talk about the geology and history of the grottoes and you’re sure to learn - and see - something new!

Location: Boonsboro, MD

Washington Monument State Park

Washington Monument State Park, on top of South Mountain, is named for the first completed monument dedicated to the memory of George Washington. The monument is a stone tower, built in 1827 by the citizens of Boonsboro. It’s a great place for spotting migrating birds in fall

Location: Boonsboro, MD

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How to Get to
Greenbrier State Park State Park

From the east: Take I-70 west to exit 35. Turn left onto Rt. 66. Go straight to the stoplight at the intersection of Rt. 40. Turn left onto Rt. 40 east. Follow for two miles and the park is on the right.

From the west: Take I-70 east to exit 35. Bear right onto Rt. 66 (follow signs). Go straight to the stoplight at the intersection of Rt. 40. Turn left onto Rt. 40 east. Follow for two miles and the park is on the right.

The address for the park is 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, MD.

Entering Greenbrier State Park State Park

Entrance fees for the park are as follows:

Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day: $3 per person/weekdays; $5 per person/weekends and holidays

May and Sept Weekends: $3 per person

Out of state residents: Add $2 to all fees

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