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Frontier Town & Fort Whaley – Ocean City, Maryland

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Fun-filled Maryland campgrounds

Frontier Town and Fort Whaley are related campgrounds near Ocean City, Maryland, that offer a ton of family-friendly entertainment and activities. We recommend visiting in the summertime, because the most popular destination for campers is the water park. The scenery is also the most beautiful at that time of year.

Frontier Town

Frontier Town & Fort Whaley

The water park, which is free to anyone camping at Frontier Town or Fort Whaley, features a giant slide, a lazy river, a kid-friendly area for families, a wading pool and much more. Adjacent to the water park is a miniature golf course. The 18-hole course is addictively fun and is suitable for all ages. There's also a restaurant, a cafe and an arcade that has video games, air hockey and billiards.

If you want to visit the water park even if you aren't camping at Frontier Town or Fort Whaley, admission for adults begins at $14. That price includes unlimited use of the water park and the miniature golf course. If you just want to play miniature golf, you can purchase an unlimited pass for only $4 for adults and $2 for children!

Another must-see attraction is the Wild West Show held at the Frontier Town campground. The show is action packed and also full of laughs. Once the show is over, you can tour the replica town that takes you back in time to the mid-1800s. The town has a diner, a gift shop and a play area for children.

When camping at Frontier Town or Fort Whaley, prices start at about $25 per day or approximately $115 per week. Frontier Town is only five minutes from Ocean City and has fantastic fishing holes, gorgeous beaches, a farmers market and weekly festivals. Fort Whaley, on the other hand, is about 15 minutes away from Ocean City and in a more secluded area. If you value peace and quiet over endless activities, Fort Whaley is a terrific destination.

Be sure to visit their official website because they oftentimes have specials that are only available online. By acting fast on these specials, you can save up to 50 percent on your stay.

Address: 8430 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, MD 21811

Phone: 410-641-0057

Website: frontiertown.com

Image credit: drewdomkus - Flickr CC License

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