Operating Hours & Seasons

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Catoctin Mountain Park is open all year.

Photo by Volunteer Craig Kuhn

The park is open daily from dawn until dusk.


Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, the Visitor Center is temporarily closed.

Call the visitor center at 301-663-9388 for more details.

The visitor center is closed on the following federal holidays:
New Year's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day


PARKING at the visitor center can be a challenge on busy weekends. If the parking lots at the visitor center are full, consider parking at Thurmont Vista, Hog Rock or Chestnut Picnic Area. It is also legal to park along Route 77 as long as your vehicle is entirely outside the white line.

Watch for ALERTS at the top of the page announcing temporary closures.

Last updated: May 1, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

Phone:

(301) 663-9388

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