• 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 »

Directions to Park Headquarters and Administrative Offices

Park Headquarters
Park Headquarters houses the Administrative Offices of the Park
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For GPS Use: The street address is 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788

Car

From Washington DC take the George Washington Memorial Parkway north to I495 beltway to I270 north 27 miles to Frederick, MD. Take Route 15 17 miles north to Thurmont, MD. Take Route 77 West, the exit sign is marked Catoctin Mountain Park. Travel approximately 2 miles west on 77 and turn right at the sign for Park Headquarters into the parking lot. (There are 2 parking lots across from each other, one on each side of Route 77.) Drive through the two stone pillars and metal gate into the parking area for Headquarters. (The pillars are labeled Camp Peniel.)

From Baltimore, MD Take I695 beltway to I70 West to Frederick, MD. Take Route 15 North to Thurmont, MD. Take Route 77 West (the exit sign says Catoctin Mountain Park. Travel approximately 2 miles west on 77 and turn right at the sign for Park Headquarters into the parking lot. (There are 2 parking lots across from each other, one on each side of Route 77.) Drive through the two stone pillars and metal gate into the parking area for Headquarters. (The pillars are labeled Camp Peniel.)

From Hagerstown, MD I70 east to Route 66 north for seven miles to right on Route 64 for 1 mile to right onto Route 77 East at a traffic light. Continue on Route 77 East for approximately 8 miles. You will pass Park Central Road and the entrance for the Visitor Center. Turn left at the sign for Park Headquarters into parking lot. (There are 2 parking lots across from each other, one on each side of Route 77.) Drive through the two stone pillars and metal gate into the parking area for Headquarters. (The pillars are labeled Camp Peniel.)

From Gettysburg, PA Route 15 south. In Thurmont, MD, exit onto Route 77 West(the exit sign says Catoctin Mountain Park, go approximately 2 miles, turn right at the sign for Park Headquarters into the parking lot. (There are 2 parking lots across from each other, one on each side of Route 77.) Drive through the two stone pillars and metal gate into the parking area for Headquarters. (The pillars are labeled Camp Peniel.)

Public Transportation There is no public transportation to or in Catoctin Mountain Park.

Plane

Catoctin Mountain Park is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes north from Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia, approximately 2 hours from Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, and approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes west from Baltimore/Washington International Airport near Baltimore, MD. Hagerstown, MD Regional Airport is 45 minutes west of Catoctin.

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.