• Catoctin Mountain

    Catoctin Mountain

    Park Maryland

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    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 »

Adirondack Shelters

Front view of Adirondack Shelter

Adirondack Shelter

NPS Photo

The Adirondack Shelters are three sided wood shelters offered as an alternative to backpacking.

Two 3-sided shelters offer back-country solitude to hike-in campers.

Season dates and fees. Permit required. Reservations taken at www.recreation.gov or 877-444-6777. Permits are not issued at the park. The park cannot change reservations made at www.recreation.gov.

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?

White-tailed deer in the summer grass

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.