Other Volunteer Opportunities Occurring in Catoctin Mountain Park

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Owens Creek Tent Pad Workshop
Saturday, October 1, 2016
9:30AM - 1:00PM

Learn how to replace stair steps and improve erosion controls at the Owens Creek Campground.

All Tools, Gloves and Equipment will be provided!


This Workshop is limited to 8 People


For More Information Contact:

Bryan Moss, Intern Trail Coordinator at

Bryan_Moss@partner.nps.gov or call 301-416-0536.

Meet at the Owens Creek Campground Amphitheater at 15882 Foxville Deerfield Road, Sabillasville, MD.21780

October 1, 2016 Owens Creek Tent Pad Workshop Poster 508 Compliant (pdf 2.40MB)
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Horse Trail Rehabilitation Workshop
Saturday, October 15, 2016
9:30AM - 1:00 PM

Help install check dams to limit trail erosion on the scenic Catoctin Mountain Park Horse Trail

All Tools, Gloves and Equipment will be provided!




For More Information Contact: Leah Rudge, Intern Trail Coordinator at Leah_Rudge@partner.nps.gov or call 301-416-0536

Once registered, meet at the gravel parking area at: 13008 Mt Zion Rd Sabillasville, MD 21780

October 16 Horse Trail Rehabilitation Workshop Poster 508 Compliant (pdf 2.84 MB)



If you are interested in volunteering at Catoctin Mountain Park, please call the Park Volunteer Coordinator at the visitor center at (301) 663-9388, or contact us by e-mail. Please remember that service project requests need to be in writing and planned well in advance.

Visitor Center Volunteers: One of the first stops in any National Park is the Visitor Center. Welcome our visitors and provide basic information on how to enjoy the park. Weekends or weekdays.

Campground Hosts: Volunteer hosts help visitors at Owens Creek Campground, assist rangers in fee collection, and provide minor maintenance and clean up of campsites. The Campground Host site has hook-ups. A one month commitment is required.

Camp Misty Mount Hosts: Volunteer hosts at Camp Misty Mount assist with cabin check ins and check outs, provide minor maintenance, and assist in staffing the camp office. A cabin is provided for hosts. A one month commitment is required.

Trail Patrollers: The park staff always needs extra 'eyes and ears' looking for fallen trees, erosion problems, pets off leash, and answering visitors questions. Turn your hike into a park patrol! Sign up at the visitor center and set your own schedule.

Service Projects: If you are part of an organized group or an Eagle Scout candidate and wish to provide a service to Catoctin Mountain Park, please contact the volunteer coordinator with your interests. We will need to know the size of your group, age level, proposed date of the project and number of participants. Each group project required direct coordination with a member of our staff so please plan well in advance. Project ideas include: exotic plant removal, trail/trash cleanup, and painting projects.

Unique Skills: On occasion we have very specialized projects and are looking for a unique skill. Volunteers have helped us with fly-tying demonstrations, blacksmith shop demonstrations, digital photography of artifacts, oral history tape transcribing, just to name a few. If you think you might have a special skill we could use, let us know and we'll work together if possible.

Artist in Residence: Are you an artist who would like to spend two weeks immersed in the natural and cultural resources of the Catoctin Mountains? Consider applying for our Artist In Residence program.

A collage of volunteer opportunities, left to right, trail work, cabin camp cleanups, campground hosts, and exotic plant removal project.
Catoctin Mountain Park is looking for people who care about our natural and cultural resources and who care about people. Fulfilling our National Park Service mission of preserving the natural and cultural resources unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations is an exciting challenge.  We can't do it alone. We need your help in keeping Catoctin a very special place for our visitors to enjoy. 

A variety of volunteer opportunities...trail work, cabin camp cleanups, service projects, campground hosts, and exotic plant removal projects to name just a few.

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788


(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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