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 & Lodging

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

Park Ranger with visitors in the woods

Programs and Special Events

Join us for a February Discovery Hike and for March Orienteering Classes!

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Scenic Vistas

Come experience the beauty and ruggedness of the mountain!

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For Kids

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

Last updated: February 2, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788


(301) 663-9388

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