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Catoctin Mountain Park

6602 Foxville Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788
301-663-9330
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Thurmont
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, State Parks, Hiking Trails
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Fishing, Hiking
Owner description: You can't visit the Presidential retreat of Camp David here, but you can take advantage of the park's 25 miles of scenic hiking trails plus many... more » Owner description: You can't visit the Presidential retreat of Camp David here, but you can take advantage of the park's 25 miles of scenic hiking trails plus many outdoor activities including camping, fishing and picnicking. « less
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Annapolis, Maryland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
15 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We like to go camping over Labor Day, so this year we chose Owens Creek Campground. Our actual camp site was nice. Level tent area, large site, nice fire ring, lovely woods, great access. It should have been a wonderful weekend. There are 50 camp sites and a grand total of two (2) showers, one for women, one for men.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,595 reviews 1,595 reviews
830 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It's about 5 miles but there is nothing really remarkable except a few vistas in a couple of spots. The forest is beautiful though. The signage could be much better as we almost got lost at some point. The visitors center should always be referenced in the arrows along the way, in my opinion. The falls were packed and people... More

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Savannah, GA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Owens Creek campground in a small pop-up (no hookups) for a Sunday to Saturday camp. The site was wooded, near the creek and peaceful. The facilities were clean when we arrived late Sunday but no one cleaned the bathrooms for the first 2 days we were there. The good news was that there were... More

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Maryland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We booked a site online for Owens Creek campground, based upon the knowledge that a friend had stayed there recently. We were looking for a quiet campground, primarily one for tenting. Owens Creek fit the bill exactly. The fee per site is $25.00. Reservations can be made online, but we found that we did not need one in the middle... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had two adjacent campsites for a Fathers day family get together. All Family Adults. We started out to do the short Owens creek hike before dinner but went straight rather then cross the river. (no maps) We ended up doing 4 miles by the time we go back to camp. Not a problem as it was still light. We... More

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Hagerstown, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We spent an early June weekend camping at Owen's Creek Campground and doing a bit of hiking in the Catoctin Mountain park. The campground is well maintained. The bath houses are basic, but clean. Each has one men's and one women's shower. The campground is fully wooded, which provided lots of great shade but also meant that everything was covered... More

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Ashburn, Va
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5 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We went tent camping with 2 other families (total 6 kids 6 adults) at Owen's Creek Campground. Smaller campground so not too crowded. Bath house could use some attention, but worked. Not very clean but functional. I did notice quite a few handicap accessible camp sites - they clean and easily accessible and close to the rest rooms. We hiked... More

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Thurmont, Maryland, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have spent many weekends at Camp Airy in Catoctin Mountain Park with both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The park is in a beautiful setting with many trails. Be aware that Camp David is located within the park and if you are planning on going I would check the President's Itinerary for the time of your travel as... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

On a journey between Gettysburg and Antietam the GPS took us over the mountains and through this beautiful scenic route. The park is worth a stop. Go this way and avoid the freeways for a breathtaking view of the mountains, streams, and natural setting. The roads can be narrow and winding so be careful and watch out for farm tractors... More

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Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Beautiful, peaceful! Great hiking. Huge park. My first time there, but would love to go back. Cunningham Falls was great too!

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