• Catoctin Mountain

    Catoctin Mountain

    Park Maryland

Natural Features & Ecosystems

Nature and Science

Big Hunting Creek

(photo by James Voigt)

There are many unique natural features that can be discovered within the boundaries of Catoctin Mountain Park.

Part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Catoctin supports outstanding examples of fresh water streams, eastern hardwood forest, and geologic formations. Continue further to learn more about the natural features of the park.

Did You Know?

Young girl flyfishing on Big Hunting Creek in the winter.

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.