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?
Visitors in Catoctin Mountain Park may gather morel mushrooms for personal consumption. Morels are found in a variety of habitats but generally they seem to be found in wet soil that is high in organic matter and shaded by trees, especially hardwoods. Favorite locations are closely guarded secrets!