• Catoctin Mountain

    Catoctin Mountain

    Park Maryland

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?

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The first Job Corps Center in President Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” operated from 1965-1969. Goals were to combine work, education, and recreation “to create a desire to become happy, useful, and self-supporting citizens,” to “create a good work attitude,” and to improve reading and math skills.