Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities, the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center is temporarily closed. Starting June 18, Owens Creek campground and Camp Misty Mount will both be open for overnight use. Advance reservations are required and can be made at www.recreation.gov. All park trails and parking areas remain open. Drinking water and trash receptacles are unavailable. Please plan your visit accordingly.
Updates will be posted here and on the park's facebook page. For more information please visit - www.nps.gov/coronavirus
Admission to the park is FREE, but for those who qualify, Military Passes and Access Passes are available at the Visitor Center.
Nestled within the mountains of Western Maryland, Catoctin Mountain Park is one of more than 419 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.
Alerts and Current Conditions
Alerts, temporary closures, wildlife sightings, and more.
Permits and Reservations
Information on camp rentals, reservations, and special use permits
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Find out the answers to the 11 most commonly asked questions about Catoctin Mountain Park.
Last updated: June 13, 2020