• Catoctin Mountain

    Catoctin Mountain

    Park Maryland

Laws & Policies

2014 Superintendent's Compendium (2,538 KB pdf file) of Closures and Appendices, Use Restrictions, Permit Requirements, Designations, and other Restrictions Imposed under Discretionary Authority of the Superintendent. For special-use permits, please visit our permits page.
 

Change in Firearms Legislation

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s websites.

Maryland State Law

See Maryland Code, Public Safety, Title 5

See also Maryland Code, Criminal Law, Title 4

Maryland Attorney General

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

Did You Know?

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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.