August 3
Storytime and Hike
Join a park ranger and childrens’ librarian at Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center from 11 am - Noon. Sponsored by the Thurmont Library and Catoctin Mountain Park.

August 4
Can You Track That?
Join us at Owens Creek Campground Amphitheater to learn about the signs that animals leave behind and how to identify them. Program starts at 5 pm.

August 11

Spies On Catoctin Mountain Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Did you know spies trained here at Catoctin Mountain Park? Join a Park Ranger at the Owens Creek Campground Amphitheater at 7 pm, to learn about this little known aspect of Catoctin's history. The presentation will be followed by activities to test your spy abilities!

August 18
All About Bears Come learn about the life of bears and the ways they communicate with each other and us. Join us at Owens Creek Campground Amphitheater at 7 pm.

August 25
The Plants Around You Do you want to know more about the trees and plants around you? Enjoy a short guided hike around the campground while exploring the characteristics, aromas, and historical uses of the vegetation found at Owens Creek. Meet at the Owens Creek Campground Amphitheater at 5 pm.

August 26
Charcoal Trail Hike Join us at the Thurmont Vista Parking Lot to learn about the Charcoal industry here at Catoctin and beyond. The program will start at 10 am.

All programs are FREE and open to the public!

For more Information Contact:
Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center at 301-663-9388

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NPS - Catoctin Mountain Park

Throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons, Catoctin Mountain Park offers a variety of interpretive programs, hikes, and demonstrations geared for all ages and interests. Check this page periodically to see what's coming up soon!

Are you young or young at heart? Visit our Discovery Room at the Visitor Center or become a Junior Ranger.

Last updated: August 1, 2018

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Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788


(301) 663-9388

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