List of Seasonal Dates & Fees

Complete list of seasonal dates and fees for Owens Creek, Poplar Grove, and the Adirondack Shelters.

Owens Creek Campground

Individual, Family, and Small Group Tent Camping
Small RV (No Hook-ups) Camping
Tent Campsite at Owens Creek
Tent Campsite at Owens Creek Campground

Catoctin Mountain Park

Owens Creek Campground is surrounded by a lush mountain landscape. Owens Creek flows past the campground providing a peaceful setting beside a bubbling brook. Great for first time campers and a perfect base camp to access superb hiking trails within the park, 49 sites and numerous amenities will help make your stay more comfortable. Tent campers and RVs, 22' or less, are welcome, however, there are no hook-ups.

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Directions to Owens Creek Campground

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Owens Creek Campground Map - Click to Enlarge


Open May to November

For Reservations, call 1-877-444-6777 or go to

50 sites (3 ADA), $30/night Firewood $5/bucket.

Handicapped Accessible Tent Pad Sites are available.
Use of alcohol is prohibited. Pets Allowed and must be leashed at all times.) Reservations Required. No Walk-Ins.


Poplar Grove Youth Camp Site

Organized Youth Group Tent Camping

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Two of the three fire ring areas at Poplar Grove
Poplar Grove is open to adult supervised organized youth groups whose members are under age 18. There are 3 sites within Poplar Grove. Each site accommodates up to 25 persons. Groups share pit toilets, water and a pavilion. Each site has picnic tables, grills and a fire circle. Groups provide all personal convenience items, including toilet paper. For parking, each site accomodates one vehicle and one utility trailer.

NOTE: Poplar Grove Youth Group Campground is not available on a Walk-In basis; reservations must be made by phone at 877-444-6777 or online in order to camp at this facility. There is a minimum booking window of 2 days - earliest date to reserve will be 2 days from today.

When making a reservation, please be prepared to provide: preferred arrival and departure dates; the name, address and phone number of the group leader; the name of the group and total number of campers anticipated.

Orientation and check-in by rangers is required before entrance. Group leaders are asked to check-in at the Park Visitor Center between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Contact the Visitor Center at 301-663-9388 for more information.

For check in call the Visitor Center at 301-663-9388.

If the Visitor Center is closed or it is after 5PM on the day of your check-in, please call 1-866-677-6677 to arrange check-in with a ranger.

More Information on Poplar Grove

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POPLAR GROVE YOUTH SITES Open by reservation only (no walk-ins) for adult-supervised, organized youth groups whose members are under age 18.

Open year-round, with exception to March 19 - 24, 2019.

For Reservations, call 1-877-444-6777 or go to

3 sites, 25 campers per site

$35 / night per site

Campground is for Youth Group Reservations ONLY.
Use of alcohol is prohibited. Service Animals Only. Reservations Required. No Walk-Ins.


Adirondack Shelters

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Adirondack Shelter In Catoctin Mountain Park

Volunteer John Zuke

For those in search of backcountry solitude, there are two shelters that offer the bare minimun with regard to outdoor accommodation. Available year-round, the Adirondack Shelters located near the northern most point of the park, provide a destination for true nature immersion and an alternative to drive-up camping. A moderate three-mile uphill hike over rocky and gently rolling terrain starting at Camp Round Meadow will lead you to these three-sided shelters - similar to those found on the Appalachian Trail.

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Open year-round

$10 Reservation fee. For reservations, call 1-877-444-6777 or go to

Use of alcohol is prohibited. Service Animals Only. Reservations Required. No Walk-Ins

alcohol prohibited

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited from all park areas administered by Catoctin Mountain Park, unless authorized by a permit issued by the Superintendent.


Last updated: December 18, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788


(301) 663-9388

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