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
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.