Built in 1966, Little Meadows Lake and Campground in Grantsville, MD was the dream of John and Thelma Davies. After a life in coal mining, they worked hard to create a beautiful place for the community to gather to spend time with loved ones and to enjoy nature. The lake is home to many water birds and serves as a sanctuary for a variety of other wildlife as well, including bald eagles, bobcats, and bears. The facilities include a 100-acre lake, camping area, picnic pavilions, waterfront gazebos, and miles of hiking trails. Sadly, John and Thelma did not live long enough to enjoy the lake and grounds they put so much work and love into. Their family now operates the campground and lake in John and Thelma’s honor.

To learn more about our facilities, or to rent a campsite or pavilion, contact Little Meadows Lake and Campground today: (301) 895-3185.

Little Meadows Provides Summer Fun for the Whole Family.
-Fishing and Swimming
-RV & Tent Camping
-Hiking Trails
-Pavilions and Gazebos
-Rowboat & Canoe Rentals
-Pet Friendly Facilities
-Boat Rentals (Kayak, Canoe, Rowboat) $7 a Day

Host a Party or Event at Little Meadows

If you are looking for the perfect venue to host a party or event, look no further than Little Meadows Lake and Campground. We have a large pavilion available for larger events, and waterside gazebos and picnic tables that are perfect for smaller parties. Whether you are looking to host a birthday party, reception, family reunion, or other event, Little Meadows can accommodate your needs.

What is Little Meadows?

“Little Meadows is many things: a place written about by George Washington; an early land patent; a small stream that was once large enough for a grist mill; a sapphire lake set like a jewel in manicured green lawns; a tribute to a lady called ‘Johnnie’; a wildlife and nature refuge; a mini ecology fiercely guarded by John Davies; a charitable trust; where all races, people with handicaps, senior citizens, children learning and adults studying, are equally welcome.”

Free Fishing on Wednesday for Veterans, Seniors, & Handicapped
Children Under 6 Fish Free Everyday! - No Fishing After Dark

Spend Time Fishing with the Whole Family at Little Meadows

Fishing can be a great way to spend time with your family and loved ones in the summer. At Little Meadows Lake and Campground, we welcome fishers of all ages! Bring your own rods and bait, and spend some time relaxing with your family. We do not require you to have a Maryland fishing license, just pay our reasonable fishing fees or purchase a yearly fishing pass to fish as much as you want from mid-April to mid-October. We offer boat rentals. Paddles and life jackets are included with your rental. Children under six fish free everyday and Seniors, Veterans and Disabled fish for free on Wednesdays. We also offer discounts for large church and children’s groups.

To learn more about our lake and fishing policies, contact Little Meadows today: (301) 895-3185.

A Stocked Lake Means a Variety of Catches

We keep our lake well stocked with a variety of fish native to Garrett County, Maryland. This means that no matter if you come to fish right when we open on April 15, you visit us throughout the season, or you are there on October 15 to close out the season with us, you will have a great chance of reeling in a big one. Throughout the season, if you catch a tagged trout, you win a cash prize!

Some of the fish we keep stocked in Little Meadows Lake include:

  • Trout
  • Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Yellow Perch

Make a Day of It: Bring Your Own Rod and a Picnic Lunch

If you are planning on spending some time at Little Meadows Lake and Campground fishing, why not make a day of it? Bring your own rods and rent a picnic table or gazebo for the day. You can have a picnic with your loved ones, or simply just have a solid place to put your belongings while you are fishing. Our facilities are pet friendly, so you can even bring your dog on a leash and play in our spacious grassy areas while some members of your family fish or swim. We have large grassy areas to play Frisbee, throw a ball, and play other yard games. Bring your own bicycle for a family adventure around the lake.

Spend Time Camping with Your Loved Ones

Camping is a wonderful way to spend quality time with your loved ones in the summer. Whether you just want to spend a day or two in the woods with your family, or you want to spend a little longer relaxing away from it all, Little Meadows has campsites to accommodate your needs. We have sites for RVs and tents, and we even have pull-through sites for larger campers. Our facilities include water and electricity and dumping stations for RVs, as well as grassy areas that are perfect to set up a tent. Whether you are renting a space for a tent or an RV, we have showers available for our campers to use.

To learn more about our campground, or to rent your campsite, contact Robin at Little Meadows Lake & Campground today: (301) 895-3185.

Rent a Campsite for as Long as You Would Like

At Little Meadows Lake & Campground, you can rent one of our campsites for as long as you would like. We offer nightly, weekly, and yearly rates, and you can combine nightly and weekly rates to create a length of stay that is perfect for you and your family. Whether you just want to camp for a weekend, you are interested in staying for 16 days, or you want to spend the whole season, from April to October with us, our family at Little Meadows happily welcomes you and your family.

Camp with Your Horse & Explore Scenic Hiking Trails

Little Meadows is a pet-friendly campground, which means that even your horse can enjoy camping in the great outdoors! We have a variety of hiking trails throughout our property that you can walk, or you can ride your horse along the lake or on some of our scenic forest trails. When you call about renting your campsite, ask us about our horse camping options!

Host an Event at Little Meadows’ Pavilion

Little Meadows Lake & Campground is the perfect place to host a large event or gathering. Reserve our large pavilion to ensure that all of your guests can be seated comfortably together. Feel free to take advantage of some of our other services during your party, as well. Your guests can fish, swim, hike our trails, or rent out our rowboats. You can bring your own beverages, but we do ask that you are respectful to our other guests. Little Meadows Lake is the perfect setting for nearly any event, including:

  • Parties
  • Receptions
  • Reunions
  • Baptisms
  • Weddings
  • Large Picnics
  • Church Groups
  • Employee Picnics
  • And More!

If you are interested in reserving a large pavilion at Little Meadows Lake & Campground, contact Robin Rankin at least two weeks in advance: (301) 895-3185.

Picnic Along the Lake in Garrett County, MD

If you have a smaller party, or just your family, you can rent a picnic table, cabana or gazebo located around Little Meadows Lake. Our picnic tables and gazebos are perfect for your family if you want to spend the day fishing or relaxing beside the lake and want to bring a picnic lunch. Our gazebos provide great shade while still being close to the water. To rent a gazebo or table, call us today: (301) 895-3185.