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Youth Group Camping Reservations:

Youth Groups must call the Reservation Call Center at 1-888-432-2267 to reserve Youth Group Sites. Maryland Park Service Youth Group Pass is required.

Senior Camping Reservations:

A valid Maryland Park Service Golden Age Pass is required and will be checked upon arrival.

2014 Reservation/Transaction Fees:

In addition to the park facility use fee, there is a nightly reservation/transaction fee. Internet reservations, the per night fee is $4.56. Call Center, the per night fee is $4.61. Walk-In transactions at the park, the per night fee is $4.51. Reservation/Transaction Fees are Non-Refundable.


Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Apr 18 2015   Later Dates


Located at the headwaters of Maryland's largest freshwaters swamp, the Zekiah, Cedarville State Forest invites exploration and adventure of diverse natural, recreation and historic features. This park offers a beautiful woodland setting with freshwater fishing and more than 19 miles of trails enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. Family and youth group camping are popular activities at this park. pavilion. Over 50 species of trees thrive in a managed forest, demonstrating an array of forestry practices.


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Helping us enjoy a wooded paradise.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bath House
  • Biking
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Electricity
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Showers
  • Hunting
  • Park Headquarters
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Tent Area
  • Water Fillup Station

Alerts and Important Information

Cedarville State Forest does not allow:

  • Moon Bounces
  • Pony Rides
  • Water Slides
  • Bands/Disc Jockeys/Amplified Music

    The consumption or possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage will be prohibited in all state park areas with the exception of interior areas of full-service cabins and motorhomes.

    Alcohol permits will only be issued through a reservation for a designated shelter, or other approved facility. A $35 fee will be charged for each alcohol permit and must be obtained 1-day out prior to arrival. Permits may be revoked for cause by Park Manager, their designee or a Natural Resources Police Officer.

    Internet shelter reservations requiring an alcohol permit will need to contact the Call Center at 1-888-432-2267, Mon-Fri, 8 am - 8 pm to make your reservation.

    For additional alcohol policy information, visit our web site at:



  • Pets allowed in campground
  • Pets allowed in day-use area
  • Pets must be leashed at all times
  • NO PETS in Youth Group areas
  • Additional Pet Policy Information can be found at:

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    38.63972, -76.78333
    38°38'23"N, 76°47'0"W

    Cedarville State Forest is located a few miles south of the intersection of Route 5 and Route 301 and about 4 miles north of Waldorf. The entrance is located off Cedarville Road accessible from Route 301 or Route 381.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    10201 BEE OAK ROAD

    Phone Number:

    Information: (301)888-1410