Basic Information

Nestled within the mountains of Western Maryland, Catoctin Mountain Park is one of more than 420 national park units in the nation. Whether you are a first-time visitor or come often, below is information you will need to know.



The park is open daily from dawn until dusk.

The visitor center is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed on the following federal holidays:

New Year's Day

Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

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Camping & Lodging

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

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Hiking Trails

The park maintains 25 miles of hiking trails with difficulty ratings between easy and strenuous.

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Parking Lots

Explore all the parking possibilities throughout the park.

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Alerts and Current Conditions

Alerts, temporary closures, wildlife sightings, and more.

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Permits and Reservations

Information on camp rentals, reservations, and special use permits

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Find out the answers to the 11 most commonly asked questions about Catoctin Mountain Park.


Last updated: November 4, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788


301 663-9388

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