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Cabin John is a census-designated place in Montgomery County, Maryland. The town is believed to have been first settled in 1715 and was once called “Captain John’s Run.” The change of names is thought to have been due to a spelling error.

This small and quiet community is less than an hour away from Washington D.C. and is known for its cozy homes that are hidden in the surrounding woods.

Arlington, VA is less than 10 miles away and Bethesda, MD is a mere five miles to the east.

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The Great Outdoors

This town is home to some interesting outdoor activities that you could venture out to in your Cabin John motorhome rental. One to consider driving to is the C&O Canal. Known also as the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, this waterway is situated near the Potomac River and was used during 1831-1924 to help transport coal mined from Allegheny Mountains. It runs over 184 miles long and offers trails you can walk down and a historic tavern you can stop in at.

Another place of interest to drive your camper rental in Cabin John too is Cabin John Creek. This tributary of the Potomac River runs 26 miles long. You can hike down its numerous trails while catching a glimpse of local wildlife and peaceful streams.

While in Cabin John, you should also consider venturing to the Potomac River. This massive river runs 405 miles long and flows into the historic Chesapeake Bay. You can hike down its various trails, go kayaking, or spend some time fishing in it. You can also sign up to take a guided boat tour down the river to learn more historical facts about it.

RV Parks

You’ll find a few places to lay your head for the night when you book an RV rental in Cabin John. For instance, Robert C. McDonnell Campground is one of those. This small option is nestled within a forest and offers seven RV sites. It provides amenities such a pavilion, picnic tables, and fire pits. However, during the off-season (usually the late fall and winter) no water is available.

Another RV park to potentially park your Cabin John camper rental at is Cherry Hill Park. Situated near Washington D.C., this park offers WiFi, pools, a cafe, and dog park for your furry friends to enjoy. It also provides 30/50 amp options for RV sites, and some even have a grill. The campground also offers transportation to nearby Washington D.C. so you can explore America’s capital without hassles if you desire.

There’s also Little Bennett Campground that could be considered. Located in a peaceful forest, this Clarksburg campground offers trails and meadows for you and the family to explore. It has full and pull-through hookup options and amenities such as water, electric and sewer. The campground also offers a bathhouse and picnic tables.

Exploring the City

This town is near many unique attractions for you to park your travel trailer rental from Cabin John at. One such place to check out is Great Falls Park. This park is located near the C&O Canal and is known for its rich history as it was an important place for both Native Americans and George Washington. You can view its impressive rapids or hop on a canal boat to get an up-close view of the area.

There’s also the Cabin John Aqueduct Bridge. Completed in 1864, this sandstone structure was also once called Union Arch Bridge. It was at one time one of the longest archways in the world. You can pull over to a small section underneath it to take some photos or to just get a better view of it from your RV.

For the history buffs, pull your RV rental into the Clara Barton National Historic Site. Located just a short drive away in Glen Echo, this 1891 structure was once home to Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. This site is dedicated to telling the story of Barton and how she worked to help others, especially during the Civil War. You can sign up to take a tour of the home to view artifacts and learn more interesting things about her life. Keep in mind though that tickets are required in order to enter the home.

Another place of interest to explore is Plummers Island. This 12-acre island is one of the most studied islands in North America. This is due to it being home to over 885 different species of plants, such as ferns, and an impressive collection of mollusks. It’s also a popular nesting spot for bald eagles.

When it comes time to eat, the town is also home to a few small eateries and grills. These serve everything from comfort food to freshly-caught seafood.

If it's a cozy little Maryland town you are seeking, consider a motorhome rental in Cabin John. Enjoy the local cuisine, go birdwatching in hopes of spotting a Bald Eagle, and enjoy the serene landscape. Rent a camper rental in Cabin John, MD and see what all the Old Line State has to offer!

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • C&O Canal: Lock 8 to Lock 6, MDCabin John, MD
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  • Turkey Run and Potomac Trail, MDGlen Echo, MD
  • Turkey Run Park Loop Trail, MDGlen Echo, MD
  • C&O Canal Towpath: Carderock to Great Falls, MDBethesda, MD
  • Billy Goat Trail, MDPotomac, MD
  • Scott's Run Nature Preserve Trail, VAMcLean, VA
  • Lock 6 to Fletchers Cave, MDBethesda, MD
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