Temporary Partial Closure
Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective Saturday, August 2, 2014 at approximately 10:00 AM. Closures are scheduled to continue through Sunday, August 3, 2014 at approximately 4:00 PM. More »
Two 3-sided shelters offer back-country solitude to hike-in campers.
There are two shelters which accomodate a maximum of 5 people per shelter. Fire rings and pit toilets are available.
Permittees must be at least 18 years old.
Drinking water must be carried in and trash carried out.
Tents are not permitted except inside the shelter, allowing minimal impact on the area. Pets are prohibited.
The shelter may be occupied for only the length of time designated, not more than 7 consecutive days of 14 days during a calendar year.
Did You Know?
Extremely rare at the beginning of the 20th century, white-tailed deer populations in Maryland have not only rebounded, but now number more than at any time in history.