• Catoctin Mountain

    Catoctin Mountain

    Park Maryland

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  • Temporary Closure

    Portions of the park will be closed from approx. 3:00 PM, Friday, September 19, 2014 through Sunday, September 21, 2014. Picnic areas and campgrounds will remain open. Call the visitor center for additional information 301-663-9388.

Places To Go

Big Hunting Creek
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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. Discover the scenic beauty of the park during all seasons.

 
Whiskey Still, Sawmill and Charcoal Industry
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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 exhibits.

Did You Know?

Young girl flyfishing on Big Hunting Creek in the winter.

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.