Let's go camping!
Ah, fall is in the air. The leaves are starting to change. A cool breeze greets you in the morning. Sweater weather is upon us. Time to go camping!
We're heading to Greenbrier State Park in beautiful Western Maryland for a weekend camping trip. From the park's website: "Located in the Appalachian Mountains, Greenbrier State Park is a multi-use park providing many kinds of recreation. The 42-acre man-made freshwater lake and white sandy beach draw many visitors who enjoy swimming, canoeing, boating and fishing. A visitor center is open year-round and features information on the South Mountain Recreation Area and a small gift shop."
Folks can arrive anytime after 3:00 p.m. Friday to set up camp and hike around the park before dinner. To keep things simple, plan on bringing all of your own food for the weekend and any cooking gear you'll need. We'll eat together at one of the campsites and have a campfire both evenings.
On Saturday morning we'll hike to Annapolis Rock and back, about 5 miles total. This is a moderately strenuous hike with some elevation gain at the beginning before leveling off. The trail is extremely rocky so good hiking shoes or boots and hiking poles are recommended.
Not interested in camping? You're also welcome to come just for Saturday's hike. Click here to go to the registration page for the Annapolis Rock hike. Conversely, you can also skip the hike and just relax at the campsite.
Everyone must make their own campsite reservations through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. But before you do, register here with Women Outdoors and you will receive an automatic email with the exact location of where we will be camping so you can select a nearby campsite.
The camping cost is $22/night + $6.25/fee for a total of $51.25. Each campsite can accommodate two tents and two vehicles if you want to double up and split the cost.
This event is for Women Outdoors members only. You can join the Mid-Atlantic Region of Women Outdoors by clicking on this Join Us link.
- Tent or RV or campervan
- Any camping/cooking supplies you'll need
- Food and drink for the weekend
- Warm layers of clothing (no cotton; bring wool or synthetic)
- Hat and gloves
- Hiking boots
- Hiking poles and binoculars (optional)
- Matches, fire starter. Wood cannot be brought in. You must purchase it at Greenbrier State Park.
- Trash bag (no trash cans in MD state parks)
- A mask in case it's needed
Are you vaccinated? Please let us know when you register. Based on that response, we can tailor appropriate CDC safety protocols for this get-together.
Specific camping location at Greenbrier State Park. Your confirmation email will provide the name of the loop and the specific sites where other Women Outdoors Mid-Atlantic members will be camping. (Scroll all the way to the bottom of the confirmation email for campsite info.)
- WO members and guests must agree to our COVID-19 Safety Agreement & Assumption of Risk Statement during the registration process.
RSVP and Cancellations – IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ
Be sure to copy down the address, directions and trip leader contact information to bring with you as there might not be good cell service at the event location.
Please respect the trip leader and other members and update your RSVP if you sign up but then are unable to attend. Events may be cancelled due to lack of attendance, as well as changes in weather or other circumstances. If you must cancel at the last minute, call or text the event host/trip leader (see your registration confirmation for contact details) and let her know who it is who is calling/texting.
To Cancel: Go to your Registration List
- Click on this event in your list.
- Click on the Already registered link under the REGISTER button.
- At the next page that opens with your registration form, click on the CANCEL REGISTRATION button, and then again click on Cancel Registration on the pop-up form.
- Ignore the link to contact the administrator.