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.

Scouts using maps and compasses

November Orienteering Classes

Learn basic Orienteering skills with a ranger in just one afternoon! Each class is limited to 30 people so make your reservation now!

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For Kids

Find out about the fun activities you can do here at Catoctin Mountain Park!

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Accessibility Features

Learn about the accessible features of the park. New to the Park! Color Enhancement Glasses for the Colorblind!

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Hiking Trails

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

A wooden cabin in the woods

Camping & Lodging

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

Last updated: October 31, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788


(301) 663-9388

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