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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Visitor Center

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

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National Public Lands Day September 22

Sign up for the Owens Creek Picnic Area Rehabilitation and Restoration Project!

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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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Programs and Special Events

Upcoming Programs in the Park!

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Scenic Vistas

Come experience the beauty and ruggedness of the mountain!

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For Kids

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

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Trail Stewards, BARK Rangers, And More!

Discover the opportunities that wait for you in the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) Program at Catoctin Mountain Park!

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Color Correction Eyeglasses For Use

Located at the Visitor Center, these glasses are available for FREE daily use to those who are red/green colorblind or color weak.

Last updated: September 8, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

Phone:

(301) 663-9388

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