Second Growth Forests Provide New Opportunities
President Franklin D. Roosevelt created programs to give people a chance to rebuild their lives from the Great Depression. The Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps gave this land a second opportunity and through re-growth, a new role as a recreation area.Read More
Trail Map and Hiking Information
Catoctin Mountain Park boasts 25 miles of trails. Find maps, trail descriptions, and our Hiking Challenge on our hiking page.Read More
Catoctin Mountain Park offers a variety of camping opportunities.Read More
Catoctin Mountain Park offers a variety of lodging opportunities for visitors.Read More
Programs and Events
Information on events and ranger-led programs about the natural, historic & recreational resources in the park.Call 301-663-9388 to request a program.Read More
New Geology Page
Learn how this mountain has changed over the past quarter billion years. See why different trails feel different on your feet.Read More
Join the Conversation!
Hundreds of people stay connected to Catoctin Mountain Park through social media. Are you one of them?Read More
Did You Know?
Early April, 1942 a basic training school for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was opened at Area B (Catoctin Mountain Park).The school evolved into primarily paramilitary training with British Captain William Fairbairn, “Fearless Dan” or “Shanghai Buster” as it’s most famous instructor.