Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the bathrooms ? Public bathrooms are located in the Sweetgum
Picnic Area and the Ranger Station near the campground entrance. Bathrooms in
each loop of the campground are for campers use only.

Who do I call in an emergency? Call the United States Park Police at 301-344-4250 for any emergency situation including the need for an ambulance or fire truck.
If you want to notify park staff about a concern, Call the Park Headquarters at 301-344-3948 or the Ranger Station at 301-344-3944.

Are you open year round? Yes, we are open year round.

How do I get to Greenbelt Park? We are located at 6565 Greenbelt Road Greenbelt, Maryland 20770.
Take Exit 23 South off I-95 to Route 193 East.
The park entrance is located across from TGIF restaurant and Capitol Cadillac.
Directions and Transportation

How do I reserve a site in the campground ? Call 1-877-444-6777. or reserve online at http://www.recreation.gov
We take reservations year round.

Can I reserve a picnic area? Yes, there are two reserved picnic areas-
Holly picnic area and Laurel picnic area. They are available from April 1 - September 30.
Call 1-877-444-6777. or reserve online at http://www.recreation.gov

Is there a unreserved picnic area? Yes, the Sweetgum picnic area is unreserved. Groups are limited to four tables and/or 24 people. There are picnic tables, bathrooms, and playground equipment.

Is the campground safe? Yes! The U.S. Park Police patrol the park and have its District 5 headquarters at the entrance of the park. Park personnel such as rangers and maintenance personnel are in the campground in the daytime. Campground Hosts represent the park at night . It is always good to take precautions such as storing valuables in a safe place and securing your camper or tents when not at the campsite.

Why haven't I heard about Greenbelt Park or the Greenbelt Park campground ? Since we are a federal government agency, we cannot spend taxpayer dollars on advertisements. We rely on word of mouth, Internet, and campground directories. We are a hidden jewel of the National Park Service.

Are there hot showers in the campground? Yes, there is a shower in each loop but not each bathroom.

Is there firewood available in the campground ? No. Please bring in store bought firewood. Because of the emerald ash borer issue, we do not allow firewood brought in from other parks or home.

Can I have a fire at my campsite? Yes. Each campsite is furnished with a grill. Please ensure the fire is contained in the grill. No ground fires or bare dirt or in an improvised fire ring are permitted.

Do you have trails in the park? Yes there are four different trails in the park ranging from one mile to six miles. All the trails are included in the brochure

Are dogs allowed in the park?
Yes, dogs are allowed in the park. The park does have a leash law. Please clean up after your pet in respect or other visitors to the park.

What should I do if I am walking the trails and notice a tree across the trail?
Please call us at 301-344-3948 to report the downed tree.
You can also e-mail us and we will forward the e-mail to the maintenance crew.

Can I ride my bikes on the trails? Since we are a National Park, our mission is to preserve this area for future generations as well as protect the wildlife as a resource. The trails are not wide enough to safely allow the interaction of hikers and bicyclists. We appreciate the bicyclists helping us preserve the trails by riding on surfaced roads only.
Fort Dupont Park does hiker-biker trails.

Are there park programs available ? Yes Calendar of Events

I would like to help the park. What can I do?
There are many volunteer opportunities such as invasive plant removal days, service projects, and spring and summer cleanup days. Volunteer at Greenbelt Park
There are other ways to Get Involved and contribute to
Greenbelt Park.


Who can I write to for complaints or compliments about the park or campground? Our Park Address Greenbelt Park 6565 Greenbelt Road Greenbelt, Maryland 20770 or use the Contact Us for email.

How close is the nearest Metro station?
College Park Metro is about two miles away. They have built a brand new five story parking garage located right next to the station. There is also a parking area to the left of the station if your vehicle is too large for the parking garage. No RV's are allowed in either lot. There are directions at the ranger station.

Can I park my RV at a Metro Station? Yes RV's can park at the Greenbelt Metro Station. It is somewhat difficult to get to. It is ONLY accessible from I-95 Southbound past Route 1. It is an oversized parking area on the south side of the parking lot. To get to the RV lot, Take I-95 North to Route 1 College Park/ Laurel exit. Take Route 1 South (College Park) to the I-95 South exit (right there at the I-95 and Route 1 interchange). Take I-95 South to the Greenbelt Metro Station exit. Follow the signs to the oversized lot. This lot is not accessible from Cherrywood Lane.

Do you have a Friends group?
No the park does not have a Friends group but there is a Friends of Still Creek. Still Creek is the watershed that runs through Greenbelt Park. Please contact Bill Duncan at 301-345-6515 to find out how you can help the Still Creek watershed.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6565 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Phone:

(301) 344-3944
Park Ranger Station near the campground

Contact Us