Catoctin Mountain Park


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Catoctin Mountain Park:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Catoctin Mountain Park

Address:6602 Foxville Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788

Phone:301-663-9330
Fax:301-271-2764
Web: www.nps.gov/cato/
Size: 5,810 acres.
Established: Catoctin Recreation Demonstration Area transferred from Resettlement Administration on November 14, 1936; changed to Catoctin Mountain Park on July 12, 1954.
Location:20 miles east of Hagerstown, Maryland. From MD 15 North, exit onto Route 77 West, go 3 miles, and turn right onto Park Central Road. From Hagerstown, take Route 77 East and turn left onto Park Central Road.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), cabin rental, picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, swimming, fishing, cross-country skiing, auto touring, ranger-led programs.
Special Features:Part of the forested ridge that forms the eastern rampart of the Appalachian Mountains in Maryland, this mountain park has sparkling streams and panoramic vistas of the Monocacy Valley. Camp David, the Presidential retreat, is located within the park. It is not visible from the roads and is closed to the public.

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The following morning marked the second to last day of our trip, so we headed back to the overnight site in Catoctin Mountain Park. After a hearty breakfast of "Justin's famous burnt biscuits," we made it down the trail and back to the van.
This lesson, based on the Camp Misty Mount Historic District and emergency conservation work architecture at Catoctin Mountain Park, can be used in units on the growth of industry in the colonial United States, on job programs during the Depression, or no the importance of resource conservation.
For three years running, various illnesses and a government shutdown derailed my family's plans to go on a school camping trip to Catoctin Mountain Park. But finally, this year, the stars aligned, and we set out on a cold October morning.
After stints at Hot Springs National Park and Catoctin Mountain Park, Langdon transferred to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where he has coordinated the park's Inventory and Monitoring Program for the last dozen years.
A few, such as Prince William Forest Park in Virginia, 32 miles south of Washington, D.C., and Maryland's Catoctin Mountain Park, 50 miles north of the nation's capital, have remained in federal hands.
TWO YEARS AGO, Mel Poole noticed an unfamiliar grass along the roadsides in Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland as he made his first rounds as the new superintendent.
Another deer-affected area is Catoctin Mountain Park, where researchers from Maryland's Hood College monitor deer impacts on vegetation.
Tent camping and trailer facilities are available at national park sites at Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland and Virginia, 410-641 - 1441; Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, Md., 301-663-0330; Greenbelt Park in Greenbelt, Md., 301 -344-3948; C&O Canal, 301 -739-4200; and Prince William Forest Park in Triangle, Va, (tents, 703-221-7181 and trailers, 703-221-2474).