Greenbelt Ranger Station near the campground closed until Further Notice
The Greenbelt Ranger Station near the campground is Closed until further notice. The Greenbelt Park Headquarters will be open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Visitors to the campground can stop by the Park Headquarters for assistance.
Deer are in abundance throughout the park. Staff has seen many deer eating acorns along Park Central Road. Please use extreme caution and look out for deer at all times. Please do not feed the deer. This park is their home and have plenty to eat.
Here are some good practices that the Sierra Club, The National Capital Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease Association, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend for anyone visiting parks in the region.
It is important to understand that Lyme Disease is not the only infection carried by ticks in the area. Other diseases that are known to be carried by ticks in Maryland include Babesiosis, Bartonellosis, Ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
There are several symptoms that people should be concerned about after visiting wooded areas that may expose them to ticks. If you experience any of the following warning symptoms, you should see a doctor as soon as possible and get treatment:
Did You Know?
Greenbelt Park campground (located in Maryland) was closed in 1978 so that Native Americans could camp while in Washington, D.C. as a part of the Longest Walk that started in Sacramento, California. The walk was a part of Native Americans protest of how the government was treating Native Americans.