IMPORTANT SHUTDOWN NOTICE:
During the federal government shutdown, all buildings, offices, and facilities in Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed. Parking areas and hiking trails will remain open. Park Central Road from Manahan Road to Foxville Deerfield Road is closed.
Catoctin Mountain Park offers a wealth of scenery, wildlife, wildflowers, historic buildings, hiking trails,
scenic drives, camping, and fly-fishing. Looking for something different? Try spending the night in a historic cabin in Camp Misty Mount; for reservations visit www.recreation.gov. Pets, on leashes, are permitted in outdoor areas, but not in buildings.
Please Note: In November, the National Park Service will begin work on the replacement of a bridge leading to the auxiliary parking area at the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center. The project will also involve rehabilitation of the parking area, and the lot will remain closed until next summer. The project will result in facility enhancements, including an upgraded, safer pedestrian walkway and more clearly designated parking spots. However, during the project period, the visitor center may have parking shortages, especially on busy weekends.
During this renovation period, park visitors are encouraged to explore the west side of Catoctin Mountain Park. Ample parking and trail access is available at Owens Creek Picnic Area and Camp Round Meadow. Trail maps for the west side of the park will be available at those locations.
Additional parking, trail access and trail maps are available at the Wolf Rock, Thurmont Vista, and Hog Rock Overlook parking areas. Restroom facilities are also available at the Hog Rock Overlook parking area.
For additional information and updates on the project, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/cato or call the visitor center at 301-663-9388.