Catoctin Mountain Park

Thurmont, Maryland

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first to use Catoctin as a presidential getaway, naming it Shangri-La. Catoctin Mountain Park has a pedigreed history as a getaway spot—the presidential retreat at Camp David lies on the same property. The area was developed in the 1930s partly as a retreat for the families of federal employees. Nearer the park headquarters, it’s easy to access trails that take in Chimney Rock, Wolf Rock, Thurmont Vista, and the Blue Ridge Summit Overlook, a fantastic loop through hardwood forests with grand, sweeping views. If access to the bathhouse and water is most important to you, try to snag site 10 or 20.

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"Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first to use Catoctin as a presidential getaway, naming it Shangri-La. Catoctin Mountain Park has a pedigreed history as a getaway spot—the presidential retreat at Camp David lies on the same property. The area was developed in the 1930s partly as a retreat for the families of federal employees.

Nearer the park headquarters, it’s easy to access trails that take in Chimney Rock, Wolf Rock, Thurmont Vista, and the Blue Ridge Summit Overlook, a fantastic loop through hardwood forests with grand, sweeping views. If access to the bathhouse and water is most important to you, try to snag site 10 or 20."

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Thurmont
Campsites: 50
Season: May-November
Additional Use: Hiking
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 301-663-9330 nps.gov/cato
Fees per Night: $25
Facilities: Bathhouse
Driving Directions: Directions to Catoctin Mountain Park

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May 2018