Winter Road Closures are in effect. Dates of deer reduction activities are November 18-21, 2013, December 2-5, 2013, December 16-19, 2013, January 6-7, 2014 and January 21-22, 2014. See news release with areas affected and closures by clicking on "More". More »
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
Museums by Candlelight
On 12/14/13 at noon @ 25 locations including Catoctin Mountain Park where children are invited to make a pinecone bird feeder. http://bit.ly/UjVhoJRead More
Volunteer at Catoctin Mountain Park
Volunteers help in many ways at Catoctin Mountain Park. See how you can get involved. Call 301-663-9388 for more information.Read More
Calling All Artists!
We are now accepting applications for the 2014 Catoctin Mountain Artist-in-Residence program.Read More
Join the Conversation!
Hundreds of people stay connected to Catoctin Mountain Park through social media. Are you one of them?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
Visit Our 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
Catoctin Mountain Park offers a variety of camping opportunities.Read More
Catoctin Mountain Park offers a variety of lodging opportunities for visitors.Read More
Lesson Plans & Teacher Guides
Five lesson plans are available for The Blacksmith in Society.Read More
Did You Know?
The brook trout is a very colorful fish native to the streams of Catoctin. It is actually not a trout as its common name implies, but is a charr, a close cousin to the trout in the salmon family. Brown and rainbow trout are also present in Catoctin's streams but are not native to the eastern US.