Maryland Park Service

Wounded Warrior and Veteran Outreach Program

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Veteran and daughter setting up camp with a Park Ranger

It's never too late to discover the joys of sitting around a roaring campfire, roasting marshmallows or sleeping under the stars!

The Maryland Park Service is proud to partner with The North Face: Explore Your Parks, to offer an opportunity to camp at selected state parks.

With the OPERATION: CAMPOUT! Program, we can lend you gear free of charge (includes a tent, chairs, stove, lantern and more). This program is designed for military individuals and military families new to camping or experienced campers stationed or recovering in this area.

OPERATION: CAMPOUT! is an opportunity for families to reconnect with each other and the great outdoors in a comfortable, safe and relaxing setting.

Veterans-1.jpgCampsites have picnic tables and fire pits. Some sites have electric hook-ups. Restrooms and shower facilities are nearby. The state parks participating in OPERATION: CAMPOUT! are:

Once you’ve decided where you want to camp, contact the park directly by phone to make your reservation. Be sure to let them know you are reserving through OPERATION: CAMPOUT!

Click here for ​ ​more program details, including FAQ’s and service charges for the campsite.

Wounded Warrior & Veteran Outreach Coordinator: Christina Carlson