Smallwood State Park


Fifteen RV and tent campsites with electric hook-ups are available under the canopy of a hardwood forest.

Six rustic camper cabins sleep four and two cabins sleep six and have heat and air conditioning. Cabins #17 and #18 overlook Mattawoman Creek. Cabins #16 and #19 are close to the creek, but do not have a water view. Cabins #20 and #21 are located as you first enter the campground area.

A picnic table, lantern post and fire ring are provided on each site. Bath house facilities with hot showers are also provided.

Click here for Family Campsite Map

See the Park's Camping Regulations

Firewood Policy

Due to the potential threat of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), and other invasive beetles, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has prohibited the importation of personal firewood into all DNR owned and managed properties. Firewood is available in the campground at the Camp Host site for $5/crate. You are also welcome to gather any sticks and limbs that are on the ground around your site.

Youth Group Camping

There are two youth group camping sites available April - October. Reservations are required. Youth Group passes are honored. Each youth group site can accommodate approximately 25 people. Access to restroom facilities, fire ring, and one 12-foot picnic table are provided with each site.

You can make reservations Online or by calling 1-888-432-2267.


Reservations can be made in advance for family campsites and camper cabins by calling 1-888-432-CAMP (2267) or online. Reservations are not required, but are recommended especially between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Click here for camping season beginning and ending dates, and camping and shelter service charges.

Walk-in campers should report to headquarters upon arrival in order to register for a site. If headquarters is closed, a Ranger can be reached on the duty phone at 240-743-8475 for assistance. Walk-ins are accepted only during park operational hours.