Big Run State Park


Campground Type
State Park

10368 Savage River Road
Swanton, Maryland 21561


Big Run State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 29

Situated at the mouth of the Savage River Reservoir, Big Run State Park is the perfect base camp from which to enjoy the surrounding Savage River State Forest. Campers at Big Run have easy access to fishing, boating, hiking or hunting opportunities. Autumn visitors have a spectacular view of the changing colors on the surrounding mountain ridges.

Family Camping
Big Run has 29 family campsites available year-round. Sites 60-75 are wooded, with stone dust camping pads. Sites 78-90 are in an open grassy field. Each campsite has a picnic bench and fire ring. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A self registration station is located in the lower camping area, along Savage River Rd. Pets are permitted in any of the campsites, on a leash.

Group Campsite/Shelter
The Monroe Run Pavilion is available for rental year-round. The shelter and three adjoining campsites can accommodate up to 25 people. The shelter has a fireplace and electricity.

Youth Group Campsite
The Youth Group campsite is available by reservation. It has a central camping pad, with a fire ring and picnic table, and a parking area along the road. Tents may be set up on durable surfaces in the site. The site can accommodate up to 40 youth and adults.

From Interstate 68, take Exit 22. Follow Chestnut Ridge Road south 2 miles to the end, and turn left on New Germany Road. Follow New Germany Road south 5 miles, and make a left on Big Run Road. Follow Big Run Road east 5 miles to the end. The park is located at the intersection of Big Run Road and Savage River Road. Campsites—numbered 60 through 90—are located at the intersection and along Big Run Road.

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