Camp at Rocky Gap State Park a Hiking around Baltimore Annual tradition!

Rocky is a great park and an annual tradition for Hiking around Baltimore.  There is camping, hiking, a gorgeous lake for kayaking, a nature center, and a nice camp store.  Don't take my word for it, come join us to camp and see for yourself!

Make your Reservations here:  http://reservations.dnr.state.md.us and let us know what site you choose.

This camp is located 130 miles from Baltimore. Rocky Gap State Park is located in Western Maryland’s Allegany County. The park encompasses over 3,000 acres of public land for visitors to enjoy. Rugged mountains surround the park, featuring 243-acre Lake Habeeb. The park offers hiking, boating, fishing, a nature center, evening campfire programs.

 

Make your own reservations in the Elm Loop. 2 night stay minimum. Dogs allowed but no electric.

Check out the photos from our trip last year this time. You may want to take a 3 day weekend to enjoy this trip in Western MD.

You can reach me at[masked] if you have any questions.  I hope you can join us!

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  • Julie O.

    Lions and Tigers and Bears!! Oh My!! Or is that Kevin sneaking around your tent late at night!! ha ha... :) xxooxx
    Here is a link to the news video on nbc last night about 7 bear attacks in 7 days. No wonder Mom got worred enough to call me. You'll probably need to suffer through a 30 second commercial. http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/52796624/#[masked]

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Jay

    A wonderful weekend in nature filled with great people, activities, campfires, food and laughter. Good for the body, mind and spirit! Thanks to our host, Shannon and all of my Meetup friends ~ old and new. :)

    3 · August 19, 2013

  • Julie O.

    Fabulous camping weekend with wonderful people! Thanks so much Shannon for organizing! My tracking app shows the 1 way hike as 4.04 miles/ 989 elevation climb. Phew!! :) The mountain top elevation shows 2295 ft.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Dan

    Great trip with great people. Thanks Shannon for setting this up and thanks to the group for making this a wonderful trip.

    3 · August 18, 2013

    • Chris Firewalker G.

      Where's the ford advertisements

      2 · August 18, 2013

    • Dan

      Oh ok. I added the commercial.

      2 · August 18, 2013

  • Shannon F.

    Rocky Gap 2013 top 10 list:
    1. Piping Hot morning coffee
    2. Pork loin
    3. UFO landing pads
    4. Macaroni salad
    5. 1 AM Girl talks and giggles
    6. S'mores maker
    7. Corn on cob over open fire
    8. Killer hikes
    9. Laughter
    10. Happy campers.

    Thanks everyone for coming out, sharing food/laughter/fun. Good times :)

    2 · August 18, 2013

  • Chris Firewalker G.

    Thanks to Brenda for going kayaking with me

    August 18, 2013

  • Chris Firewalker G.

    Had a blast and thank you to Dan Brenda and Julie for helping me pack up and Shannon for hosting this

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Shannon F.

    Hey gang I have s'mores, Berger cookies, jiffy pop, & hope to make a tasty tomato/cucumber salad in a garlic vinaigrette dressing :) pls do not bring marshmallows I have tons! :) see u soon

    August 15, 2013

    • Jay

      Do we need chocolate or graham crackers? How about sticks? I'm looking forward to s'mores around the campfire! What a treat!! :)

      1 · August 15, 2013

    • Shannon F.

      I have all the stuff for s'mores. Grab a stick :D

      August 15, 2013

  • Natasha

    Tried really hard to get up to Rocky Gap by 5pm tomorrow but won't make it...I go a lot to this location because we have lodging nearby. Just the wrong weekend for us but will truly miss the fun... looks like great weather. Enjoy!

    August 15, 2013

  • Dan

    Wow looks like some great camping weather...

    For Rocky Gap:
    Tonight - Clear, with a low around 46. (Yikes)
    Thursday - Sunny, with a high near 78.
    Thursday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
    Friday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
    Friday Night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
    Saturday - Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
    Saturday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
    Sunday - A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Brenda

    Looks like a perfect camping hiking weekend! Looking forward to it :)

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Shannon F.

    Ashish, mike, & Natasha are you set up for a site? Thx

    August 14, 2013

  • Chuck V.

    I have some personal things i need to take care of on Friday afternoon and that means I won't be able to leave till Saturday morning and it just isn't worth the 2+ hour drive for 1 night. Enjoy.....

    August 14, 2013

  • Chris Firewalker G.

    Got some hotdogs, buns, snacks , case of water with some flavor mix packets and bananas

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Chris Firewalker G.

    Truck is back together and ready for Friday

    2 · August 12, 2013

    • Dan

      Stop taking it apart and you won't have those problems... haha

      3 · August 12, 2013

  • Monica J. T.

    Sorry can't make it, I have to get organized for school next week:'(.

    August 12, 2013

  • Lisa

    Grrr not sure how I overlooked this event. Sounds like fun. Enjoy!!

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to attend this weekend...life is just going a bit too fast/crazy! I was looking forward to it...but will have to go another time! I hope everyone enjoys!

    August 8, 2013

    • Shannon F.

      Ok no prob maybe next time.

      August 9, 2013

  • Shannon F.

    Hi everyone. I think everyone is all set for campsites & such. If you are not or do not intend to go pls update your RSVP so Brenda can attend. Thank you & see you soon!

    August 8, 2013

  • Kevin

    Ok Ive got my site....Number 135 Elm Loop..Still not coming Until saturday afternoon though....Yippiiieeeeeee Yiiiippppiiiieeeeee.....

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • Shannon F.

    I have tons of marshmallows & stuff for s'mores please do not buy any. :)

    August 4, 2013

  • Jared H.

    So I'm thinking about a melon/ tomato salad, and cilantro lime shrimp with a thai peanut dipping sauce, but this could change depending on how much prep time I have...anyone else have a dish in mind? ( getting hungry already!!)

    1 · August 4, 2013

    • Shannon F.

      Sounds super yummy. I could make a tomatoe cucumber salad tossed with a nice vinaigrette. Veggies are from my garden :)

      August 4, 2013

  • Chuck V.

    Hey all, anyone want to share a camp site? I have my own tent...lol

    Also anyone want to car pool? Willing to split gas expense. Just trying to save some money. My time is flexible so I can leave whenever.

    Will be bringing a propane stove.......

    August 2, 2013

    • David K.

      Chuch

      1 · August 3, 2013

    • Jared H.

      Hey Chuck, it looks like you're set with a site and car pool buddy, but if not, let me know!~

      August 4, 2013

  • David K.

    Chuck- would be willing to share and drive. David

    August 3, 2013

  • Shannon F.

    Hey Monica can u call me pls at[masked] 9280. Thank you. :)

    July 30, 2013

    • Monica J. T.

      Hi Shannon, I called and left my number on your voice mail. [masked]

      1 · July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hiking Old Rag with a friend

    July 30, 2013

  • Shannon F.

    Hey gang I just checked elm loop & there are only 7 available sites left. If u have not made your res you may want to soon. Take care.

    July 29, 2013

    • Julie O.

      Hi Shannon. Looking forward to it. I have my site & sharing w/Jay & Ashley.

      1 · July 29, 2013

  • Jeff T.

    Will do this another time. Have taken on a pt job.

    July 26, 2013

  • Shannon F.

    Hey campers we are about 3 weeks out from the trip. If u haven't reserved your site it may be a good time to do that :) if u do not intend to go pls update your RSVP as we have a sizable wait list. Thank you & can't wait!

    July 25, 2013

  • Chuck V.

    I wonder if the slots at Rocky Gap are any luckier then the ones at the casino at Arundel Mills? I would hate to drive 130 miles, sleep in a tent on the ground, just to lose the same money I can lose closer to home and sleep in my own bed.......

    July 17, 2013

  • Chris Firewalker G.

    Per Shannon's orders I got some better hiking boots :-)

    1 · July 7, 2013

    • Shannon F.

      Haha! Awesome news!! Guess what I got new hiking boots today too!! We are ready to Rock Chris!

      1 · July 7, 2013

    • Chris Firewalker G.

      Just 39 days to go

      1 · July 7, 2013

  • Shannon F.

    Just phoned the campground office & there are the following sites on elm loop still open: [masked],[masked], & 132-136. Plenty left. There is a waiting list so if u do not intend to camp please update your RSVP. Thanks & can't wait :)

    July 3, 2013

  • Shannon F.

    Fantastic Chris! I would recommend folks reserve their sites soon if you haven't already rocky gap fills up fairly quickly. Trip is coming up fast! :D see ya soon.

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Chris Firewalker G.

    Just got site 143 took the day off work so will head over Friday

    June 28, 2013

  • Ashish K.

    wanna escape from my job as engineer n explore, adventure have fun and share it. great hikes, cool ppl connects is wut aspire for.

    June 6, 2013

  • Dan

    I hear the Rocky Gap Casino opens this Wednesday… maybe we should plan a hike that takes us past the slot machines…. that would be different and who knows…. I wonder if they have SODA at the casino… hahaha.

    1 · May 20, 2013

    • Shannon F.

      Is there a Ferris wheel too? Maybe a ride for a free soda?!!

      May 21, 2013

  • Dan

    I have site 140. Same as last year. Woo-hoo....

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Shannon F.

    I have just reserved site 142 Elm loop! Updated the loop to Elm where we camped last year. It is better for larger groups as the sites are a bit closer together. See ya there!

    1 · May 19, 2013

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