Learn about camping and boondocking in Maryland

Chapter 11.04.07 – Control and Use of Rest Areas

This is the set of regulations adopted by the Maryland Department of Transportation regarding the public use of their highway rest areas.

Maryland Camping Laws and Regulations

All the laws and regulations within the State of Maryland that pertain to camping, campfires, and other activities associated with camping, including overnight parking...

A Guide to Boondocking in Maryland

Boondocking in Maryland! Boondocking in Maryland is largely non-existent due to the lack of federal recreation lands. There are no national forests and no BLM lands. There are some free camping opportunities within the state’s wildlife management areas and state fishing lakes. Some casinos offer free multiple-night parking in their parking lots. Maryland Boondocking Map This Maryland Boondocking Map contains locations of free boondocking and free campgrounds where bloggers and YouTubers have produced detailed reviews. Click on a map marker to access their reviews… [AK] [AL] [AR] [AZ] [CA] [CO] [CT] [DE] [FL] [GA] [HI] [IA] [ID] [IL] [IN] [KS] ... Read more

Maryland Rest Area Rules

How long can you stay at rest areas in Maryland? Is overnight parking allowed at Maryland rest areas? Can you sleep inside your car at a rest area? Is camping allowed? What are the full Maryland rest area rules?