New Germany State Park

Grantsville, Maryland

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New Germany sits on the eastern side of the Continental Divide, but just barely. This makes it part of the Chesapeake watershed, a thought-provoking fact—if you’re camping here, you’ll feel a long way from Bay Country. This is mountainous, unspoiled western Maryland—black bears, heavy snow, and all. In the park, the main attraction is 13-acre New Germany Lake, great for boating, fishing, and swimming. A result of damming Poplar Lick, New Germany Lake contains bass, catfish, tiger muskie, and trout. These same fish species, as well as walleye, can be reeled in from Poplar Lick. The campground is wooded and private.
Best Tent Camping: Maryland

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by Evan Balkan (Menasha Ridge Press)

New Germany sits on the eastern side of the Continental Divide, but just barely. This makes it part of the Chesapeake watershed, a thought-provoking fact—if you’re camping here, you’ll feel a long way from Bay Country.

This is mountainous, unspoiled western Maryland—black bears, heavy snow, and all. In the park, the main attraction is 13-acre New Germany Lake, great for boating, fishing, and swimming. A result of damming Poplar Lick, New Germany Lake contains bass, catfish, tiger muskie, and trout. These same fish species, as well as walleye, can be reeled in from Poplar Lick. The campground is wooded and private.

© 2016 Evan Balkan/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Grantsville
Campsites: 48
Season: Open: Last weekend in April–September 1; overflow area until mid-October
Additional Use: Swimming, Boating, Fishing
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: 301-895-5453 dnr2.maryland.gov
Fees per Night: $18.49
Facilities: Bathhouses (no showers early September–end of season), boat rental, nature center, playground
Driving Directions: Directions to New Germany State Park

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