Washington DC / Capitol KOA Reviews

Tent Reviews

Jul 19, 2019
Jul 14, 2019
My daughter Jenny, 17, and me arrived late during a thunderstorm. We coudn't put up the tent, so we happily got an update to use a cabin for one night. But it smelled! So the next morning we built up our tent. It was hot, so we were looking forward to swim. We got into the pool and right away were asked to get out and wait 10 min. The water quality was poor....
Jul 10, 2019
Jul 06, 2019
Very nice location, somewhat annoying listening to highway traffic at night but we enjoyed the pool very much.
Jul 01, 2019
Overall pleased with campground and stay. The two times we were in the office/store, they definitely needed more staff because there was a significant wait both times. As a Dad who was camping with my young daughter, a family bathroom would have been MUCH appreciated but I only saw a Men’s and a Women’s. Our tent site was large and had a picnic table, fire ring with grate and two benches
Jun 26, 2019
The service was friendly, the camp site was clean. For a tent site that you can still hear the highway 57. dollars is extreme.
Jun 25, 2019
Great time and good staff. Camp sites are nice size. Pool was awesome with lifeguards that are well trained and did their jobs very well.
Jun 25, 2019
Except for one temper tantrum throwing granny, our grandchildren and all of us had a great time. The lifeguard had to tell all of the people in the pool to get out because a grandmother was throwing a fit because she wouldn’t get in the pool with her grandchild who couldn’t swim. Sign says you have to be in pool with non-swimmer. KOA employee came out and granny screamed at her too. Unbelievab
Jun 20, 2019
Great staff and well maintained facilities. Only negative is that you get a bit of road noise in this location, though that cannot be helped in such a populated area (DC/Balt corridor).
Jun 11, 2019
While staff were accommodating and facilities clean, 2 things very much in disfavor: 1. The campsite assigned (#86) had treacherous rocks and stumps scattered over a steep downhill grade. The grade was handled by placing camper at the top by the gravel road. Yet I often stumbled and once fell in the dark. 2. 1.75hr shuttle return in 87° from D.C. provided NO a/c! Miserable!!
Jun 10, 2019
Excellent. First time and will be back again
Jun 10, 2019
Great amenities and a friendly staff. The shop is very convenient. That said, lots of road noise all hours of the day and night, crowded campgrounds and limited enforcement of the posted quiet hours makes it much less enjoyable.
Jun 10, 2019
Employees were super super super super super rude! Worst experience ever ever!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The reason this camper thought we were rude was because we asked them to clean up after their pet. We asked them not to walk through occupied site and they let their dog go to the bathroom on another guest site. We politely asked them to pick it up.
Jun 01, 2019
We were given a bad tent site and was told nothing was available, we stayed for two nights but there were A LOT of tent sites vaccant! :(((
May 30, 2019
It was a great weekend
May 29, 2019
May 27, 2019
Very fun wish the office could be open longer though.
May 26, 2019
Nice shaded site, firewood was delivered promptly, bathrooms were clean. Overall great place to camp and close to home.
May 25, 2019
Great stay, friendly staff, clean bathrooms!! Tent site was spacious compared to other KOAs we've stayed at.
May 25, 2019
At least 20 really nice tent sites available. Only one other tent camper so it was empty, and instead of giving us a nice site they put us on a dirt/rocky knob. Car had to be parked at a 40 degree angle. No flat spot to put the tent. Not even close to level. Office hours were 8-5 and we left before 8 and came back after 5 so we couldn’t get switched. Storage yard was by entry. Overall kinda crap
May 22, 2019
May 21, 2019
Cheryl was awesome
May 17, 2019
Apr 21, 2019
Oct 29, 2018
Despite a rainy start, we had a really great time (as usual) at the KOA for Halloween weekend!
Oct 23, 2018
The staff is well organized and very attentive. Requests for support, such as propane or firewood, were fulfilled immediately. We brought grandchildren for the Halloween weekend for a second year and were just as impressed as we were last year with the activities.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are glad you enjoyed our Halloween weekends. We had the perfect weather for it. I will pass on the compliments to our hard working staff. It takes a lot of planning for our favorite holiday weekends.
Oct 22, 2018
Staff was very friendly! We rented 2 tent, no electric sites (95, 96). These 2 sites are horrible for a tent. Both are on a steep hill. No where was it flat. It is also full of big roots and rocks. My tent got 2 holes in the bottom from stumps sticking out of the ground. They need to do better with these spots if they plan to rent these out.
Oct 09, 2018
Nice
Sep 25, 2018
I wish they would work on leveling the sites instead of moving and adding cabins. Unless you are in premium sites, you don't have much of a chance getting a level site.
Sep 24, 2018
It was nice and clean. The sales in the store were amazing, and the staff was very helpful! Can't wait to go back next season.
Sep 24, 2018
Awesome playground and great craft activities!
Sep 05, 2018
At a glance this KOA is nice and the facility is well maintained. However, once the sun goes down the noise ratchets up and the management is nowhere to be seen. Several tent campers partied, fought and played music late into the night, making it very difficult to get sleep.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Manager is on call and available all night. There are after hours numbers posted for immediate response. Manager was not contacted all night.
Sep 04, 2018
We had another great stay! Our guaranteed site reservation was not correct when we arrived, but the office staff worked hard to get it corrected. The only thing I think the campground is ever missing is some type of Friday/Saturday night event (other than the outdoor movies) for the campers at least on the big weekends. (e.g. a dance or party in pavilion w/ music, etc.)
Sep 04, 2018
Very nice staff, accommodating and helpful. The shuttle was the best way to go into DC!
Sep 01, 2018
Aug 23, 2018
From the moment we arrived until we left we had a blast there. Very informative and always asking how things are going. Also informing us on other resources available.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for responding to the survey we are glad you enjoyed your stay. the front desk does a great day giving information about DC. Makes it easy for campers to plan their day. Come and visit again soon.
Aug 22, 2018
Aug 21, 2018
Aug 21, 2018
we were told my grandson needed a certain vest to get in but then another family came with a smaller child and they were aloud to hold there baby in the pool the rules should be the same for everybody i don’t like to use the race thing but we are a multi race family and the other family was all white
Aug 21, 2018
My stay was just ok. The website said that no electric and water tent sites were available for the weekend I stayed so I booked a regular one where they put us was a very bad spot. It was right next to the cap for the septic tank and we smelled sewage almost the entire stay. It was not a nice camp site. We walked about several times and found lots of campsites open that had electric and power.
Aug 17, 2018
It was very nice . Lots to do when at the campground!
Aug 15, 2018
Aug 14, 2018
Friendly Staff, clean accommodations, and has a safe, home-like environment.
Aug 14, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
Si vous y aller avec une tente demander les site de luxe car les autre sont mal placer plein de vase et non adéquat pour une tente. Sinon le personnel est tes courtois.
Aug 12, 2018
The staff was phenomenal, courteous informative and attentive and smiled through my son flooding the bathroom lol. Overall campground was great. Pool, outdoor pool table, ping pong, chess and always the pillow got heavy use. Upgrade to power and water tent site, rustic sites or around pillow have biting ants and some sort of gnat. Also, defy GPS at times, the merge onto 3 sucks.
Aug 12, 2018
We stayed for a week and had a really good time. A few bonus things would be an arcade/club house for kids on rainy days, maybe more movie nights and deli meats/cheeses. We will definitely be va I!
Aug 09, 2018
Aug 08, 2018
Just not up to a FUN family KOA stay. Told no water at tent site but there was, told no fire pit use but others did, pool shuts down every 60 minuets for 10 minuets for a chemical check. That's nuts don't tell me about pool chemicals I live in Miami. EVERYONE here has a pool. Not a lot of stuff for kids. Not a good value overall.We loved the KOA in Cape Cod, MA. Thats a great KOA.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The rules are different in Maryland compared to Florida. It is a county rule the water must be tested once an hour. The pool service contracted is required to follow these rules. It is the law. The playground, jumping pillow, fun bikes, pool table, ping pong, basketball and swimming pool is enjoyed by many children. On weekends there is a full list of activities.
Aug 06, 2018
Quiet, clean, and peaceful.
Jul 16, 2019
Nice KOA, well run, many decent sites with full service and some trees / shade.
- ufragme on Google
Jul 11, 2019
Amazing campground but a little bit far away from DC
- Dege Over Here on Google
Jul 18, 2019
I love that very clean motel is comfortable everything works very well, the owner of the is very kind and amazing too.
- Eunice Cook on Google