Campgrounds

 
 

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.

Check availability and make your reservation at Recreation.gov.

Directions to Owens Creek Campground

 
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Owens Creek Campground Map - Click to Enlarge

OWENS CREEK CAMPGROUND

Open May 1 to November 1

For Reservations, call 1-877-444-6777 or go to www.recreation.gov

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.

 

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.

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. Additionally, organizations must provide a roster of campers. Please print, fill out, and bring with you the Approved Roster.

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.

More Information on Poplar Grove

Check availability and make your reservation at Recreation.gov
 

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, except March 1 through mid-April

For Reservations, call 1-877-444-6777 or go to www.recreation.gov

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
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.
 

ADIRONDACK SHELTERS

Open year-round

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

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: July 25, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

Phone:

(301) 663-9388

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