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

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Adventure awaits at Catoctin Mountain Park! Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this park is the perfect getaway. Hike a trail, enjoy an epic view, and sleep under the stars.

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Visitor Center

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

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Hiking Trails

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

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Camping & Lodging

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

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Things To Do

Hike a trail! Become a Junior Ranger! Explore the Discovery Room! Find out about the fun activities you can do at Catoctin Mountain Park!

Learn about how the park is managing a resilient forest.
Resilient Forests

Learn about how the park is managing a resilient forest.

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Laws and Policies

This document contains regulations that must be followed at Catoctin Mountain Park.

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Parking Lots

Check out the locations of the various parking lots to prepare for your visit.

Last updated: June 5, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788


301 663-9388

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