• Catoctin Mountain

    Catoctin Mountain

    Park Maryland


Ranger Program
Ranger Program

Catoctin Mountain Park offers a wide variety of interpretive opportunities. Click on a program type below to find out more information:

Scheduled Ranger Programs and Other Events:

Color Walks - 1:30 and 3:00 PM on October 18, 19, 25, and 26. Meet the ranger at the Hog Rock parking lot for a one-hour walk to explore the fall colors. Call the Visitor Center for additional information 301-663-9388.

Orienteering Classes - 1:00 PM on November 9, 15, 16, 22. Learn from a park ranger how to use a map and compass. Explore the park using your orienteering skills. Classes are free but space is limited. Register by calling the Visitor Center 301-663-9388.

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.