Carderock Picnic Pavilion

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A pavillion sits among lush green trees

The picnic pavilion at the Carderock Recreation Area is a large covered pavilion, open on three sides, that accommodates a maximum of 200 people. The Carderock Picnic Pavilion is available by permit only from


  • Make reservations, up to one year in advance, through


No rain dates or partial refunds will be provided
  • $250.00 for Monday through Thursday and
  • $350.00 for Friday through Sunday, and on federal holidays.


  • 30 picnic tables in or around the pavilion
  • Four 110-volt outlets
  • Two large grills outside the pavilion
  • Large fireplace within the pavilion.
  • Drinking water and comfort stations nearby.
  • Adjacent field area for activities; sports equipment not provided, poles are provided for volleyball or badminton.

General Rules and Regulations

A more complete listing of park rules and regulations is available.

  • Permit allows use of the pavilion between sunrise and sunset only. The park closes at dark, which is one half-hour after sunset.
  • Only beer and/or wine may be served in unbreakable containers.
  • Alcohol is not permitted outside the pavilion area.
  • Catering is permitted, however no vehicle access will be provided to the pavilion.
  • Caterers must be able to operate without running a generator or vehicle, portable gas equipment is allowed.
  • Permission is required to post signs or banners at the pavilion or on the roadways.
  • Trash must be picked up and the area left in a clean condition before departure. The park is a trash free park and trashcans are not provided.
  • Fires may be built in established or portable grills only. All fires must be extinguished before leaving the park.
  • Parking or driving on the grass is not permitted. Parking is restricted to designated parking lots and parking may not be reserved. Car pooling and/or charted buses should be considered for groups of 100 or more.
  • No live bands, disc jockeys, etc. are permitted. Any volume amplification must be at a sound level that does not carry beyond the pavilion or interfere with the use of the area by other park visitors.
  • No vending, gambling, raffles or collection of fees of any kind are allowed on park property.
  • No amusement type rides and/or generators are permitted. (i.e. Moon Bounce, pony rides, dunk tanks, etc.)

For further information, please email the Fee Supervisor

Last updated: October 23, 2018

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Mailing Address:

1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740



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