Learn About the Park

Stone and Wood Sign for Catoctin Mountain Park
Stone and Wood Sign for Catoctin Mountain Park

Volunteer John Zuke


Want to learn more about Catoctin Mountain Park?

Hiking - Catoctin Mountain Park offers over 25 miles of trails to choose from. From a gentle stroll in the woods to a semi-rugged hike, we have a trail for you!

News - Browse press releases, subscribe to updates, dig into archived news, see the online press kit, contact the public affairs officer.

Photos and More - Can't be here right now? Experience the park on your computer screen. View photos, videos, virtual tours and more.

History & Culture - The Diverse cultural history starts with Native Americans quarrying rhyolite to make tools and moves forward in time to agriculture, production of charcoal for the iron industry, the operation of sawmills for lumber, and moon shining.

Nature - Natural resources within the park are abundant and await your exploration.

Education - Teachers can find lesson plans, information about field trips, and how to borrow education materials for the classroom.

Management - Learn more about our staff structure and the laws that guide us on a daily basis.

Bookstore - There is a small bookstore located inside the visitor center.


Last updated: May 13, 2020

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6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788


301 663-9388

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