Places To Go
Catoctin Mountain Park offers a variety of experiences. You may wish to start your visit at the park Visitor Center and ask our rangers about different hikes and camping options. Pick up a park map and discover some of Catoctin's many treasures.
Big Hunting Creek in the autumn.
Discover the scenic beauty of the park during all seasons. Catoctin Mountain Park has cultural treasures to explore too. The Whiskey Still, Sawmill, and the Charcoal and Iron industries are all featured along trails with wayside exhibit.
Did You Know?
Early April, 1942 a basic training school for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was opened at Area B (Catoctin Mountain Park).The school evolved into primarily paramilitary training with British Captain William Fairbairn, “Fearless Dan” or “Shanghai Buster” as it’s most famous instructor.