Operating Hours & Seasons

Image of Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center
Catoctin Mountain Park is open all year.

Photo by Volunteer Craig Kuhn

The park is open daily from dawn until dusk.

The visitor center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March through November and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. December through February. It 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: September 13, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont , MD 21788

Phone:

301 663-9388

Contact Us

Stay Connected