Second Growth Forests Provide New Opportunities

President Franklin D. Roosevelt created programs to give people a chance to rebuild their lives from the Great Depression. The Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps gave this land a second opportunity and through re-growth, a new role as a recreation area. Read More

Stone and wood structure with park sign in front.

Visitor Center

Visitors are encouraged to begin their visit at the visitor center where maps and restrooms are available.

A man and a dog hiking on a wooded trail.

Hiking Trails

The park maintains 25 miles of hiking trails with difficulty ratings between easy and strenuous.

A wooden cabin in the woods

Camping and Lodging

You can rent a historic wooden cabin or camp under the stars.

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Wildflowers

Explore the beauty of Catoctin's Spring Blooms

Blacksmith Demonstration

July 30 Blacksmith Demonstration

Find out about how blacksmiths shaped the history of Catoctin Mountain during these series of live demonstrations at Camp Round Meadow.

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Singing Cicadas! Saturday July 30 OWCC

Join a Park Ranger to learn about the amazing return of the 17 Year Periodic Cicadas that’s happening right now in Catoctin Mountain Park!

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

Phone:

(301) 663-9388
This phone number is for the visitor center and is answered during regular operating hours. An outgoing voicemail message provides information when the visitor center is closed.

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