• Catoctin Mountain

    Catoctin Mountain

    Park Maryland

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  • Temporary Closure

    Portions of the park will be closed from approx. 3:00 PM, Friday, September 19, 2014 through Sunday, September 21, 2014. Picnic areas and campgrounds will remain open. Call the visitor center for additional information 301-663-9388.

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?

Black & White photo of the 1929 Blue Blazes Whiskey Still that was raided by Deputy Hauver.

Deputy Sheriff Clyde L. Hauver was the first Frederick County, Maryland, Deputy to be killed in the line of duty. He was leading a raid on the Blue Blazes Whiskey Still on July 31, 1929 when he was shot and killed.