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.
Groups interested in our two cabin areas or dormitory facility should visit our lodging page.
Camp in designated areas only.
Tent Camping at Owens Creek
Five people or the immediate household per site.
Pets are permitted on leash.
RVs: no hook-ups, trailers 22' maximum, 3 pull-through sites.
Catoctin Mountain Park has banned the use of firewood from outside the park. This ban will protect the forest from destructive insects that could have a devastating effect on park trees. Firewood is available for a fee of $5 per bucket.
Cabin Camping at Misty Mount
Camping in rustic American Chestnut cabins built by the WPA in 1936. Most cabins sleep 4, others are available accommodating 3, 6 or 8 people. Restrooms and hot showers are communal, with one in each of three cabin loops.
Amenities include picnic table, grill, fire circle, cot, mattress, electric light (no outlet), one bucket of firewood. Campers must supply bedding.
A pool is available (without lifeguard) from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Two 3-sided shelters offer back-country solitude to hike-in campers.
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. Pets are prohibited.
Youth Group Camping at Poplar Grove
Groups must check in at the Visitor Center between 1:00 and 4:30. Late check-ins may be arranged with advance notice. Groups must check out by 12:00 noon. Groups must submit a complete roster of campers upon check-in.
One vehicle per site may park at Poplar Grove, while other vehicles may park at Camp Round Meadow. No vehicles may access the site between mid-November and March 1. Access to the site requires a 1-mile walk from Camp Round Meadow. Groups must be prepared to carry all supplies in and out, including trash.
You will be charged for cancellations made less than 14 days before the scheduled arrival. No refunds will be made after this time unless Catoctin Mountain Park cannot provide the promised service.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited from all park areas administered by Catoctin Mountain Park, unless authorized by a permit issued by the Superintendent.
Did You Know?
Camp Hi-Catoctin, a camp for federal employees was adapted by President Franklin Roosevelt for his Presidential retreat during WWII and named Shangri-La. President Eisenhower renamed the retreat to Camp David. The retreat is not open to the public.