Alerts & Conditions

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 September 2021, the visitor center is open for restrooms, drinking water, and visitor assistance, from 9am-5pm daily. The park store is open with a limited selection of merchandise. Portable toilets are available in the adjacent overflow parking area.

The restrooms at Chestnut Picnic Area are also open, and pit toilets are available at Hog Rock Parking Area and Owens Creek Picnic Area. Owens Creek Campground is open. Please make reservations at recreation.gov.

Poplar Grove Youth Campground is open for organized youth groups. Please make reservations at recreation.gov.

As of June 1, 2021, Camp Misty Mount, the historic cabin camp, will be open. Please make reservations 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 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: September 4, 2021

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Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

Phone:

(301) 663-9388

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