Rocky Gap State Park RV & Campground Guide

Maryland

A 3,000-acre park in beautiful western Maryland, Rocky Gap State Park is a favorite gathering place of locals and visitors alike. The park features the 243-acre Lake Habeeb, which is rumored to have the “bluest water in the state”.

Other park features include Rocky Gap Run, steep cliffs, a beautiful forest, and the stately Evitts Mountain, which overlooks the lake in an almost protective fashion. 

As far as the weather goes, this park certainly sees all four seasons. Winters are very cold and aren’t ideal for outdoor recreation. However, the springs warm up fairly quickly, and warmer temperatures last well into the fall, meaning you can comfortably visit the park most times outside of winter.

Just be aware that the majority of the park’s precipitation comes down in the springtime, meaning you just might want an umbrella if you visit between April and June.

National Park Sample Image
Weather
Spring 30-75 F
Summer 58-86 F
Fall 33-67 F
Winter 21-54 F
National Park Sample Image
Nearby Cities
Flintstone, MD
National Park Sample Image
Trip Planner
Use our FREE RV trip planner to begin customizing the perfect RV trip. Continue
National Park Sample Image

RV Resorts & Campsites in Rocky Gap State Park

If you’ll be visiting from out of town, or even if you just want a quick getaway, you will need a place to stay during your time at Rocky Gap State Park. Your best bet? Camping, of course.

No, this doesn’t mean you have to sleep on the ground and make do with an uncomfortable tent. RV camping is a much more comfortable option and offers all the benefits of tent camping without the inconvenience. 

Many regular campers have RVs of their own. However, if you’re among the many who do not own an RV, you can always turn to RVshare. RVshare has an enormous variety of rental RVs available, meaning you can always find something to suit your needs in the area you’ll be visiting. 

Not sure where to park your RV? Lucky for you, there is a campground located inside of Rocky Gap State Park. This campground features 30 RV sites. Each has a 30-amp electric hookup, and dump stations and well-kept bathhouses are both nearby. Pets are allowed in certain camping loops, and a playground and camp store are provided for your convenience.

Clearly, camping in the state park is the best option. However, the campground does fill up quickly, making it difficult to get in at the last minute. If you can’t get in, you might try one of the options below. 

Hidden Springs Campground

Although Hidden Springs Campground is technically located across the border in Pennsylvania, it’s still plenty close to the state park. The campground boasts special activities every weekend of the camping season, as well as a lovely saltwater pool and a cute little catch-and-release pond. This is the perfect place for adults and children alike. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Swimming pool; playground; activities; mini golf; fishing

Little Orleans Campground

Located in the Upper Potomac River valley in Western Maryland, Little Orleans Campground offers guests the perfect camping getaway. Family-friendly activities, a pool, and a playground all keep everyone busy while you’re in the park, and the many local outdoor attractions fill your time outside of the campground. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Swimming pool; playground; activities; horseshoes; camp store

RV Rentals Near Rocky Gap State Park

Nearby RV Rentals

Restaurants

What to Do at
Rocky Gap State Park

Inside Rocky Gap State Park

There are tons of great things to do in Rocky Gap State Park. In fact, you might just have trouble choosing which things to fill your time with. Here are some guest favorites:

Walking/Hiking — Rocky Gap State Park boasts some beautiful trails, which are perfect for the hikers out there. 

Swimming — Two swimming beaches are a wonderful destination for guests during the warm summer months. Nearby bathhouses help make the swimming experience comfortable. 

Fishing and Boating — If you enjoy fishing or boating, you’ll love Rocky Gap State Park, which has accommodations for both. Just be sure you’re following all rules!

Special Events and Activities — This park hosts a variety of special events. From educational programs to exercise programs, there is always something happening here. 

Hunting Hunting is another favorite activity of Rocky Gap visitors. This activity is allowed in certain areas and at certain times. 

Outside Rocky Gap State Park

Want to spend some time outside of the park as well? No problem! There are tons of things to see and do in the area. Check out our favorites below.

Restaurants

When mealtime rolls around, you’re gonna want something good to eat. Try one of these local restaurants for some excellent grub:

Ristorante Ottaviani

In the mood for Italian food? Ristorante Ottaviani has got you covered with authentic Italian dishes you won’t soon forget, and a friendly atmosphere you’re sure to love. 

Type: Italian

Location: Cumberland, MD

Queen City Creamery & Deli

Whether you’re looking for tasty sandwiches, incredible ice cream, or a little of both, Queen City Creamery and Deli is the place for you. This quaint small-town eatery is simply adorable and super fun to visit.

Type: Deli

Location: Cumberland, MD

Cafe Mark

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner can all be found at the highly praised Cafe Mark. Here, guests will feel right at home as the staff members welcome and serve them. The food is phenomenal, and the portion sizes are large, meaning nobody leaves Cafe Mark hungry. 

Type: American

Location: Cumberland, MD

Shopping

Most people like to do a bit of souvenir shopping when they go on a trip. Try these local shops for some interesting goods:

Cumberland Trail Connection

The perfect store for bicycle enthusiasts, Cumberland Trail Connection is a wonderful place to browse. With bikes and bicycle accessories galore, you never know what you might find here. 

Location: Cumberland, MD

The Social Studies Store

A super cool store with imports from numerous countries and a mission to make the world a better place, The Social Studies Store is a must-visit location if you find yourself in Cumberland. 

Location: Cumberland, MD

Knot Hole Craft Shop

Those who are looking for a super unique souvenir item may find what they’re looking for at Flintstone’s own Knot Hole Craft Shop. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to look around this super cute place. 

Location: Flintstone, MD

Sightseeing

The following attractions are a great way to spend some time in Western Maryland:

Rocky Gap Casino Resort

Play some games and enjoy some good grub at this local casino. Want to spend even more time here? Consider using their golf course or spa as well. No matter what you do, you’re sure to leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. 

Location: Flintstone, MD

C&O Canal National Historical Park

A wonderful place to visit, C&O Canal National Historic Park offers guests a chance to explore the great outdoors, as well as the history of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Special events make the whole experience even more exciting, so be sure to check the calendar when planning your visit. 

Location: Cumberland, MD

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

It’s no secret that western Maryland is beautiful. See some of this gorgeous countryside while on a wonderful train ride. Western Maryland Scenic Railroad offers a variety of different train rides, meaning you can choose what’s right for you.

Location: Cumberland, MD

Cumberland Visitor Center

A lovely little attraction with tons of information on the history of the area, the Cumberland Visitor Center comes highly recommended by many. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore all the museum has to offer!

Location: Cumberland, MD

National Park Sample Image

How to Get to
Rocky Gap State Park

Rocky Gap State Park is easy enough to find. Take I-68 east of Cumberland, then take exit 50 for Pleasant Valley Rd. After exiting, simply follow Pleasant Valley Rd until you reach the park entrance. 

The address of the park is:

12900 Lakeshore Drive
Flintstone MD 21530

Entering Rocky Gap State Park

Fees are waived for some. Check if you qualify for waived fees here

Residents : $4

Non-residents : $6

We’d love for you to shoot an email to [email protected] with photos and stories of your trip to Rocky Gap State Park. We adore hearing about the adventures of others, and we may choose your story to be featured on our blog or social media channels!