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
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.