Where Is It in The Park?

A map is a tool we can use to find where we are, the places we're looking for and information about the places we're interested in.

In this activity, you will use a map of Catoctin Mountain Park to find information about the park and answer the questions below. Click on the map to open a new window and then click on that map to enlarge it.
 
Catoctin Mountain Park Map.
Catoctin Mountain Park map
 


Question 1. Where on the map is the visitor center?






 
Question 2. There are several options for camping in Catoctin Mountain Park. What letters show where Owens Creek Campground and Camp Misty Mount are?

 
Question 3. What does the letter "D" show on the map?

 

Question 4. Chimney Rock is one of the favorite overlooks in the park. Cunningham Falls State Park is the only waterfall in the immediate area. What letters show where they are on the map?



 
Park Map Legend
Map Legend

Question 5. A legend on a map is a key to the symbols used on the map. It typically has an arrow designating North and a scale so you can estimate distances. On this map's legend, what does the symbol "P" represent?



 
Owens Creek Picnic Area has the symbols P for Parking and Picnic Table for picnic area. Chestnut Picnic Area has the symbols P for Parking, Picnic Table for picnic area and wheelchair for wheelchair-accessible.

Question 6. Which picnic area has universally accessible facilities such as picnic tables, grills, restrooms and a trail? Universal access refers to the ability of all people to have equal opportunity and access to the facilities.

 
Symbol showing a Wheelchair which represents Universal Access
CLUE:
Look for this symbol on the map legend.



 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

Phone:

(301) 663-9388
This phone number is for the visitor center and is answered during regular operating hours. An outgoing voicemail message provides information when the visitor center is closed.

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