Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation
Sites Things to Do Calendar of Events Stewardship Video


Things to Do

Calendar of Events



 > Home Page > Sites > Watkins Regional Park

Watkins Regional Park

301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

General Information
301-218-6700; TTY 301-218-6768

Campsite Reservations
301-218-6702; TTY 301-699-2544

Picnic Area Reservations
301-699-2400; TTY 301-699-2544

Athletic Field Permits
301-446-6800; TTY 301-446-6802

Facilities within the Park:


The Watkins Regional Park offers primitive tent camping for small or large groups, no RV’s. There are thirty (30) individual sites and three (3) group sites at the Park. The camp sites are open year round. Comfort stations with hot showers are available for use.

The individual camp sites are available for groups of six (6) people or less with no more than two (2) adults and are offered on a first come, first served basis.

The group sites are for registered groups of fifteen (15) to thirty (30) people and must be reserved in advanced.  Registered groups are groups such as scouts, church groups, and schools and must provide a list of all campers and tag numbers to vehicles. Reservations must be cancelled at least 48-hours in advance.  An after hour drop box is available for late night, weekend and holiday arrivals. 

individual camp sites (6 or fewer people): *RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED:
Seniors Seniors Non-County Residents Bi-County Residents
Non-County Residents
$10  $13 $12 $20
group camp sites (15-30 people) *REQUIRES RESERVATION:
For reservations please call the Watkins Nature Center at 301-218-6702,
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4 pm. 
Bi-County Residents
Non-County Residents
$30 $45

Park Map

PDF Download a map of the park (148 kb)
(You must have Adobe Reader to read these files. Download Adobe Reader. )


Located just minutes from the Capital Beltway.

From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 15A (Central Avenue) east. Continue for approximately three miles. Turn right onto Watkins Park Drive (Route 193) and follow the park signs to the facility.

From Route 301, turn onto Central Avenue (Route 214) west. Continue for approximately three miles (past Six Flags America). Turn left onto Watkins Park Drive and follow to the park entrance on the right.

Need a Ride?

wmata logo Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) theBus logo TheBus