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Park Entrance Sign
Catoctin Mountain Park Entrance Sign

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Directions to the Visitor Center

 
 
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Electric Vehicle Charging Station at the Visitor Center

NPS - Catoctin Mountain Park

For GPS Use: The Street Address of the Visitor Center is 14707 Park Central Road, Thurmont, MD. This is NOT a mailing address. The Park mailing address is: Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788.

Car

From Washington DC take the George Washington Memorial Parkway north to I495 beltway to I270 north 27 miles to Frederick, MD. Take Route 15 17 miles north to Thurmont, MD. Take Route 77 West, the exit sign is marked Catoctin Mountain Park. Travel approximately 3 miles west on 77 and turn right onto Park Central Road. The Visitor Center is on the right.

From Baltimore, MD Take I695 beltway to I70 West to Frederick, MD. Take Route 15 North to Thurmont, MD. Take Route 77 West (the exit sign says Catoctin Mountain Park. Travel approximately 3 miles west on 77 and turn right onto Park Central Road. The Visitor Center is on the right.

From Hagerstown, MD Take I70 east to Route 66 north for seven miles to right on Route 64 for 1 mile to right onto Route 77 East at a traffic light. Continue on Route 77 East for approximately 7 miles. Turn left onto Park Central Road and the Visitor Center is on the right.

From Gettysburg, PA Take Route 15 south. In Thurmont, MD, exit onto Route 77 West(the exit sign says Catoctin Mountain Park, go approximately 3 miles, turn right onto Park Central Road and the Visitor Center is on the right.

Public Transportation

There is no public transportation to or in Catoctin Mountain Park.

Plane

Catoctin Mountain Park is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes north from Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia, approximately 2 hours from Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, and approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes west from Baltimore/Washington International Airport near Baltimore, MD. Hagerstown, MD Regional Airport is 45 minutes west of Catoctin.

 

Visitor Center Parking Lots

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SPACES
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There are two parking lots located at the Visitor Center. The main lot is located directly at the Visitor Center and is asphalted. The second parking area is located across Park Central Road from the Visitor Center. There are six picnic tables located to the side of the second parking area. There are 2 electric vehicle charging stations located in the main parking lot. It is legal to park along Route 77 as long as your vehicle is entirely outside the white line. Route 77 is outside of the park jurisdiction.
Visitor Center Parking Lots
Free
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset
Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 2
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 2
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 2
Total number of spaces: 62
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 
 
 
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Camp office for Camp Misty Mount

Directions to the Park Camping Facilities


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Last updated: May 21, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

Phone:

(301) 663-9388

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