Just barely outside of the nation's capital, you can find Greenbelt Park, an area filled with green (or red, orange, and yellow, depending on when you go) that gives travelers some peace from the busyness of the city. Greenbelt Campground sits in this park and makes for a fun home base when exploring all that Washinton D.C. has to offer.
There are over 150 campsites spread through the trees at Greenbelt Campground, with each lot containing a fire ring and picnic table. You'll be pleased to know that there are comfort stations at the park, though they are a bit dated. Group campfire rings with big benches seated around them are set up so you can get to know the folks (and their pooches) that are staying around you. RVs can dump on-site at the station and drinking water is provided at the taps.
Come and join the many people that stay here while getting their fill of historic landmarks and tourist hotspots. The aquatic gardens aren't far, nor is the Goddard Space Flight Center. If you're looking to get into town and don't have a vehicle, you can walk a short 1.5 miles and reach the metro system. Even right at the park, there is fun to be had with numerous trails scattered throughout the forest -- perfect for walks with your furry companion!
Speaking of them, puppers are allowed in this park but should be kept on-leash during their stay. Always monitor your four-legged camping buddy and make sure they have everything they need for a comfortable stay. It's always a good idea to bring plenty of poop bags along with you wherever you go and quickly clean up dog bombs before they become someone else's problem! Doing this ensures parks like Greenbelt Campground stay open for canines for years to come.
If you're aching for a trip to D.C. and love being outdoors, why not check out Greenbelt Campground instead of a hotel for your next journey to the capital?