Laws & Policies

2016 Superintendent's Compendium (PDF 1.2 MB) of Closures and Appendices, Use Restrictions, Permit Requirements, Designations, and other Restrictions Imposed under Discretionary Authority of the Superintendent. For special-use permits, please visit our permits page.

Amendment to Superintendent's Compendium (PDF 42 KB) removes ban on bouldering in the park
 

Change in Firearms Legislation

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s websites.

Maryland State Law

See Maryland Code, Public Safety, Title 5

See also Maryland Code, Criminal Law, Title 4

Maryland Attorney General

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

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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