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Greenbrier State Park, Boonsboro

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Greenbrier State Park is a public recreation area located on South Mountain, three miles (4.8 km) northeast of Boonsboro in Washington County, Maryland, USA. The state park has camping, hiking trails, and a 42-acre (17 ha) man-made lake. It is managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
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  • Greenbrier used to be a peaceful place. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. The campground is clean, but it's far from peaceful. There was no enforcement of quiet hours, and... 
    Greenbrier used to be a peaceful place. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. The campground is clean, but it's far from peaceful. There was no enforcement of quiet hours, and...  more »
  • We camped with our grandchildren for the Labor Day Weekend. The campsite we had was very private. The camp host was very welcoming. We hiked, paddle boating and had a great experience. The lake area.....  more
    We camped with our grandchildren for the Labor Day Weekend. The campsite we had was very private. The camp host was very welcoming. We hiked, paddle boating and had a great experience. The lake area.....  more »
  • We found this hidden gem when we discovered the parking lot for the Appalachian Trail was more crowded then a U2 concert in 06 (great show, btw)! First I must say, the lake at Greenbrier was a site... 
    We found this hidden gem when we discovered the parking lot for the Appalachian Trail was more crowded then a U2 concert in 06 (great show, btw)! First I must say, the lake at Greenbrier was a site...  more »
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  • Beautiful park with a man made beach in the middle. Crystal clear lake with well maintained facilities. Good place for kids to play or have a family gathering. There is a campground and a picnic area too. Perfect for evenings. Could be a bit crowded on weekends though, better visit on weekdays. Overall a good park to spend the evening by the beach!
  • A beautiful man made beach and park. The beach water is clear, good for fishing, camping, birthdays and family gathering. It has a small trail and beautiful. Weekdays is less people and more quiet time enjoying the park if you want to be alone. It has a good parking lot nearby and restroom. They have a small store for camping, food and stuff but it was closed when we visit there, maybe it will open in summer.
  • This campground was fantastic! I've never seen such a well maintained campground! The hosts of each loop leaf blow, rake and clean out the fire pit after each camper leaves, every time. The bath houses were neat and clean. And everything was in perfect working condition. We stayed on a Monday and Tuesday in mid September, and the Cedar loop (only loop with electric hookups) was about 1/4 full. All the other loops were nearly empty. When you pull in to register, they give you a code to get through the gate into the campground area. I believe the code changes every day, to keep the day use people that are just visiting the lake out of the campground. They have wood for sale for $6 per bundle and also carry a few necessity dry goods like aluminum foil. The facility at the lake area is huge, and can easily accommodate over 100 vehicles, but since we visited in the off season during the week, we never saw more than a dozen people by the lake. I would imagine it's quite busy in the summer. Also, we had full 5G cell phone service the entire time. 10 out of 10! We will definitely be back!
  • Worth every single moment! This is the perfect place for a date, a birthday party, hiking, group activities, or just some peaceful, reflective time to be in a clean and beautiful place. This entire park is incredibly well maintained from the trails to the campsites, from the lake to all of the eating and event areas. My four-year-old son, speaking the wisdom of the ages, as we hiked on the trails and sat looking at the lake told me, "this is a beautiful and peaceful place, I feel so calm here." With the world we are facing right now, this is the place you want to come to to get away and just spend time taking care of yourself, or celebrating be with family and friends. Absolutely beautiful. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
  • We camped at Greenbrier State Park in June 2022 in site 31 in the Ash loop. Things we liked about this park: campsites are very clean and flat. They are fine gravel, the camp hosts even rake the sites flat between guests. The sites look small initially, but it was very adequate for our 13x 13 tent and plenty of room around everything on the site.. There was a nice space between us and the next site on one side, and no other campsite next to us on the other side or behind us. Walking the loop was easy, walking to the other loops was a slight uphill workout. We had room and trees for our hammocks, bath house was a short walk away on the road or thru the woods. The bath house was dated, but very clean and had hot water. We walked to the beach and swam in the lake which had very clear water, you could see big and little fish swimming by. The lake is small and you can rent paddle boats. We hiked to Annapolis Rocks, kind of too far for us on our first hike of the year, but it was still a nice hike, lots of steps, and a great view. We have no reason not to camp there in the future.

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