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New Germany State Park

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Address: 349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville, MD 21536
Phone Number: 301-895-5453
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Five miles from Grantsville, this park is popular with bikers and...

Five miles from Grantsville, this park is popular with bikers and hikers.

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Peaceful park

great stop took a walk around a sunny day the lake was just as nice as the day fun roads to drive to get there

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chuck M
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great stop took a walk around a sunny day the lake was just as nice as the day fun roads to drive to get there

Thank Chuck M
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We have camped here several times, and have had great experiences on each visit. The camp sites are well maintained, and each one has a picnic table, a counter with a pole for hanging a lantern, and a fire ring with an adjustable grate for cooking. There is a central bath house with showers and restrooms - they can get... More 

4 Thank thepunkyduckling
Columbia, Maryland, United States
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was our third visit to New Germany State Park. The first two times we camped, and this time we stayed in one of the cabins. The cabin was rustic and cozy. It included a small kitchen, bathroom, and a wood-burning stove. Our favorite thing to do at New Germany is hike. There is also a beautiful lake for swimming,... More 

4 Thank Valerie C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We visited for a day trip in winter to hike some of the many trails. The park is large with many well marked trails of varying difficulty. The trails are all groomed for the cross country skiers who visit but are shared by hikers. There is a ski rental business but it was not manned the quiet Thursday we visited... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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148 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Simple pleasures. Read about its origins! Nice lake, and staying in the rangers cabin was cool. In the winter with good snow, the cross county skiing is fabulous.

2 Thank Fitzgig
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We went the week before Memorial Day weekend and there were less than 10 people occupying campsites. It was nice to have the place to ourselves. The kayaking rentals were not available at the time, so we made use of the different trails that the park had to offer. The trails are good for beginners or seasoned hikers. It was... More 

1 Thank Rae B
Annapolis, Maryland
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68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Almost hate to give this place a good review for fear of more people going there! Arrived on Friday afternoon and set up--no other campers in the 10 or so site dog friendly loop. Couple more sites taken on Saturday, both left the next day. A large group migrated over from their party at one of the very nice pavilions... More 

2 Thank TomK959
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96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have been waiting for the cabin renovations and finally got to stay in one one Labor Day weekend. It is basically one big room with a loft and a separate kitchen. However they just renovated everything inside; kitchen, bathroom floors, ceiling, walls. This is a real cabin in the woods with hardwoods everywhere inside and out, and a nicer... More 

2 Thank Lauren H
Vandalia, Ohio
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122 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

They say that visitors frequently call it a “best kept secret” and we would all agree. This is only for people that want to “unplug”. We camped here and had no water, electricity, Wi-Fi or phone service. We laughed because they actually have a phone booth that people still use! They have a small manmade lake (Maryland doesn’t have any... More 

2 Thank DebbieVandalia_Ohio
Gambrills, Maryland
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

When visiting the Grantsville area, we stumbled upon this park. Our kids swam in the lake, it has a sandy beach and is roped off for swimming. The water was refreshing and little fish swim around you as you swim. There is a snack bar/restrooms within walking distance, and you can rent kayaks/canoes/paddleboats. It was amazing!!

3 Thank M K

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