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.

Visitor Center Hours:
From early March to mid November (spring-fall) the Visitor Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From mid-November to early March (winter) the Visitor Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please call 301-663-9388 to confirm winter Visitor Center hours of operation.

We are 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: August 27, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788


(301) 663-9388

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