Alerts & Conditions

Alerts

Catoctin Mountain Park offers additional park facilities and services

As the National Park Service monitors and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health to use the latest science to guide our decision making. Consistent with CDC recommendations, everyone must wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.

As of December 2021, the visitor center is open for restrooms, drinking water, park store, and visitor assistance, from 9am-4:30pm daily. Portable toilets are available in the adjacent overflow parking area.

Pit toilets are available at Hog Rock Parking Area and Owens Creek Picnic Area. Chestnut Picnic Area remains open for picnicing, but the restrooms are closed.

Owens Creek Campground is has closed for the season. Please make reservations for the spring at recreation.gov.

Poplar Grove Youth Campground is open for organized youth groups who hike one mile in, as the gravel portion of Manahan is closed. Please make reservations at recreation.gov.

Camp Misty Mount, the historic cabin camp, has closed for the season. Please make reservations for the spring at recreation.gov.

Camp Round Meadow is available for large group rental. Please make reservations at recreation.gov.

Camp Greentop is available for large group rental. Interested groups can complete an application package.

All park roads are open, except for Park Central Road between Manahan Road and Foxville-Deerfield Road, and the gravel portion of Manahan Road. Owens Creek may be accessed by Route 77. Other park roads remain open unless there is an alert stating otherwise. Updates on park operations will be posted on our website (www.nps.gov/cato) and social media channels. National Park Service public health updates and guidelines are posted at www.nps.gov/coronavirus.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health. Please practice Leave No Trace principles and avoid crowding.

Last updated: December 1, 2021

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