Please make your visit to Catoctin Mountain Park enjoyable and memorable for both you and your pets by following our guidelines. Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations section 2.15, refers to pets in National Park units. Closures and special regulations are found in the Superintendent's Compendium.
A summary of these regulations follows:
Pets, except for guide dogs or service animals, are prohibited inside all buildings and following areas:
The American Dog Owners Association lists several reasons to keep your dog on a leash:
Cats Indoors! The Campaign for Safer Birds and Cats also suggests several reasons to keep your cat indoors (or in your camper) or leashed.
Unidentified lost pets are turned in to the Frederick County Division of Animal Control at 301-600-1546.
Catoctin Mountain Park Volunteer BARK Ranger Trail Steward Program
Catoctin Mountain Park is looking for friendly canines and their human companions to help monitor and maintain the many miles of trails the park has to offer. All Volunteer BARK Ranger Trail. Stewards will receive their very own Bark Ranger bandana!
For more Information Contact :
Volunteer Coordinator, Catoctin Mountain Park
at 301-663-9388 or email us
Join our Corps of Volunteer BARK Rangers like Ranger Sequoia!
B.A.R.K. Rangers are pets and their people who have pledged to protect themselves and park resources through for simple steps.
Bag your poop.
Last updated: April 30, 2019