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  • Temporary Closure

    Portions of the park will be closed from approx. 3:00 PM, Friday, September 19, 2014 through Sunday, September 21, 2014. Picnic areas and campgrounds will remain open. Call the visitor center for additional information 301-663-9388.

Camp Round Meadow

Round Meadow dorm
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Camp Round Meadow is a four-season dormitory camp with a gymnasium, classrooms, and a dining hall. The camp has space for 120 people to sleep, and most of the facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Season dates and fees.

For the best chance of reserving your preferred dates, submit applications as soon as possible beginning December 1. Applications will continue to be accepted throughout the year, but the calendar fills quickly.

Tours may be scheduled the 4th Tuesday of the month between 1:00pm and 3:00pm or the 4th Sunday of the month between 3:00pm and 5:00pm by calling 301-663-9330. Tours will not be scheduled if the camps are closed or occupied.

Early check-ins or late-check-outs incur a fee of $75/hour. Prior arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Camp Facilities


There are 4 heated dorms in Camp Round Meadow with a maximum capacity of 30 people each. Each dorm has 2 separate bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets. Electric outlets are provided in the bathrooms.

Cots and mattresses are provided. Campers must bring bedding, toiletries, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies. Mops and brooms are provided.

Dining Hall

The dining hall seats 120 people. It includes a kitchen equipped with stoves and griddles, walk-in refrigerator, and an ice machine. Groups are responsible for their own food service and if cooking for themselves must provide all dishes, utensils, cookware, and supplies.

Those using the kitchen are requested to have a certified food handler on duty. U.S. Public Health Service sanitation requirements must be maintained and the facility thoroughly cleaned before departure.

A list of local caterers is available from the park.

Recreation Opportunities

A grassy area near the outdoor court can be used as an open play area. Picnic tables and an outdoor fire circle are located in this general area. The gym contains a basketball court with a wooden floor. Street shoes, food, and beverages are prohibited in the gym. Showers and restrooms are provided. The conference room is configured for lectures and audio/video (AV) presentations, but no AV equipment is supplied. Year-round climate control assures the comfort of the audience.

Park hiking trails and picnic areas are within a short distance of Camp Round Meadow. Groups may enhance their experience by hiking nearby interpretive trails, attending scheduled interpretive programs, or by requesting ranger presentations (available with advance written notice).

Check-in, Check-out

A complete check-in and check-out will be provided by rangers. Check-ins are scheduled between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. Check-outs are scheduled between 9:00am and 12:00pm (noon). Requests for earlier or later check-ins and check-outs will be considered on a case by case basis. An extra fee will apply.

Driving directions to Camp Round Meadow.


Did You Know?

Job Corps emblem

The first Job Corps Center in President Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” operated from 1965-1969. Goals were to combine work, education, and recreation “to create a desire to become happy, useful, and self-supporting citizens,” to “create a good work attitude,” and to improve reading and math skills.