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Gambrill State Park

Frederick, MD 21702
+1 301-271-7574
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Hikers v Shaggers at Gambrill

Gambrill is not a bad park for a local hike, although many of the trails are relatively... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
DillonM1905
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Eldersburg, Maryland
Great Trails!

This park has some great trails. The trails are for the most part away from the road so the sound... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
filipo86
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Brunswick, Maryland
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Frederick, MD 21702
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Gambrill is not a bad park for a local hike, although many of the trails are relatively non-descript. There is plenty of parking and good signage. The green and blue trails are not bad; the yellow is the longest but it is also the least...More

Thank DillonM1905
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park has some great trails. The trails are for the most part away from the road so the sound pollution is minimal.

Thank filipo86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a typical state campground, it's better than many, but the Kelly's as camp hosts make it wonderful. They keep an eye on things, and just run a very tight -- and tidy -- ship. They're not here long so don't know what it will...More

1  Thank Ella P
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to park for free go to the trailhead parking which is midway between the larger parking area. Also you need to get there early and park closely to the other cars. I got there just before ten and there were no legitimate...More

2  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We just spent two nights in the campground at Gambrill State Park. We stayed in one of the four rustic camper-cabins. They also have regular campsites for campers or tents. It's a pretty, woodsy campground with a well-maintained bath house. The main activity at Gambrill...More

2  Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Lots of short trails many branch off to others. We spent a few hours here. Enjoyed the overlooks for Frederick and Middletown. Easy to get to off the interstate.

Thank nriemen
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is place you want to go for a mountaintop high in the immediate vicinity. Gambrill has excellent walking trails and decent parking there are picnic facilities, and the views are pretty good depending on where you are in the park. The temperature will vary...More

Thank crabulous1
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wonderful views of local area from high above. PIcnicing, geocaching. Quite a large park with trails.

Thank Machaut2
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We hiked several trails and saw few other people. Even in the winter it was a fantastic place to hike.

Thank RitaBlan
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We love to go and hike the trails. There are easy ones for young children and strenuous ones for more experienced hikers. It has 2 overlooks which have great views of Frederick and Middletown valley. They were spectacular when the leaves were changing. There are...More

Thank Kathleen H
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Linda K
: re Gambrill State Park...I have a campground reservation for mid July site #16, I have a 22 foot Travel trailer( Airstream) pulled by a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Is this site #16 of adequate size, or would I be better served selecting another site. The campground photo does not show great detail. A footnote says small RV or Pop Up. ? Thanks in advance/ Dave: in NJ
13 June 2016|
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Response from bj2kb | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay. I did a drive through the sites yesterday. #16 is one of the larger sites and is a pull through. Very nice. I don't drive an rv, but it looks like a 22 wouldn't be a problem
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