Temporary Partial Closure
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 »
Headquarters, sometimes called Peniel, is the Administrative Center for the park.
The visitor center is located one mile west on Route 77. Stop by there for maps and general information or call (301) 663-9388.
For information about permits or contracting, please call Headquarters staff at (301) 663-9330.
Did You Know?
Pileated Woodpeckers are the 2nd largest woodpecker in North America. Male has a red ‘moustache’ and the female has a black 'moustache'. Lifespan in the wild can be 8-12 years. The pileated is the only member of the woodpecker family that drills an oval-shaped hole.