To report a LOST PET in the park call the National Capital Region Communication Center at 1-866-677-6677.
Please make your visit to Catoctin Mountain Park enjoyable and memorable for both you and your pets by following our guidelines. Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations section 2.14, refers to pets in National Park units. Closures and special regulations are found in the Superintendent's Compendium.
A summary of these regulations follows:
Pets, except for guide dogs or service animals, are prohibited inside all buildings and in the following camp areas:
PLEASE NOTE that Hunting Creek Lake and Cunningham Falls are located in Cunningham Falls State Park. Pets are not permitted in these areas and may not be left in a car.
The American Dog Owners Association lists several reasons to keep your dog on a leash:
Cats Indoors! The Campaign for Safer Birds and Cats also suggests several reasons to keep your cat indoors (or in your camper) or leashed.
Unidentified lost pets are turned in to the Frederick County Division of Animal Control at 301-600-1546.
Did You Know?
The brook trout is a very colorful fish native to the streams of Catoctin. It is actually not a trout as its common name implies, but is a charr, a close cousin to the trout in the salmon family. Brown and rainbow trout are also present in Catoctin's streams but are not native to the eastern US.