Campgrounds

COVID-19 Update - March 26, 2020

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities, Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center and campgrounds are temporarily closed. All park trails and parking areas remain open. However, restrooms, drinking water and trash receptacles are unavailable. Please plan your visit accordingly.
 
 

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Tent Campsite at Owens Creek
Tent Campsite at Owens Creek Campground

Catoctin Mountain Park

Owens Creek Campground


Individual, Family, and Small Group Tent Camping
Small RV (No Hook-ups) Camping

Use of alcohol is prohibited. Pets allowed and must be leashed and tended to at all times.
Reservations Required.
No Walk-Ins.



 
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Owens Creek Campground Map - Click to Enlarge

Check availibility and make your reservation at recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.


Directions to Owens Creek Campground

 


 
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Adirondack Shelter In Catoctin Mountain Park

Volunteer John Zuke

Adirondack Shelters

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


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.

Check availability and make your reservation at Recreation.gov. or call 1-877-444-6777.

 


 
 
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Two of the three fire ring areas at Poplar Grove

Poplar Grove Youth Camp Site

Organized Youth Group Tent Camping

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


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.
 
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Map of Poplar Grove Campground - Click to Enlarge
More Information on Poplar Grove


Check availability and make your reservation at Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

 


 
alcohol prohibited

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

 

Additional Camping Options


Information on Cabin and Dormitory Camping Opportunities at Catoctin Mountain Park.

Seasonal dates and fees for all campground facilities at Catoctin Mountain Park.
 
 

Last updated: May 19, 2020

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Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

Phone:

(301) 663-9388

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