Adirondack Shelters

Wooden, 3-sided shelter with roof, located in the woods.
Adirondack Shelter

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The Adirondack Shelters are 3-sided wood shelters offered as an alternative to backpacking.

Two 3-sided shelters offer back-country solitude to hike-in campers.

Season dates and fees. Permit required. Reservations taken at or 877-444-6777. Permits are not issued at the park. The park cannot change reservations made at

There are two shelters which accomodate a maximum of 5 people per shelter. Fire rings and pit toilets are available.

Permittees must be at least 18 years old.

Drinking water must be carried in and trash carried out.

Tents are not permitted except inside the shelter, allowing minimal impact on the area. Pets are prohibited.

The shelter may be occupied for only the length of time designated, not more than 7 consecutive days of 14 days during a calendar year.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788


(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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