Fees & Passes

Admission to the park is FREE, but for those who qualify, Senior Passes, Military Passes, and Access Passes are available at the visitor center.
The Senior Pass is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.  There is a one time administrative processing fee of $10.

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A free Military Pass is available to U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, as well as Reserve and National Guard members.  A Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173) is required.
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A free Access Pass is available to U.S. Citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. 
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The Annual Interagency Pass ($80) is not available at the park visitor center.  It can be obtained at a federal recreation site that charges an admission fee, by calling 1-888-275-8747, or by visiting the USGS Store online.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788


(301) 663-9388
This phone number is for the visitor center and is answered during regular operating hours. An outgoing voicemail message provides information when the visitor center is closed.

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