South Mountain State Park

South Mountain State Park


Location:In Washington and Frederick counties.
Facilities:9 primitive campsites, hiking trails.
Activities:Camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, hunting.
Special Features:South Mountain, a ridge composed largely of resistant quartzite, posed a formidable obstacle to the early settlers until 1755, when General Edward Braddock and a young surveyor named George Washington constructed a road over one of its passes. Park includes 40 miles of the 2,178-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail (see entry in national trails section) and a historic Civil War battlefield.
Address:c/o Greenbrier State Park
21843 National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713

Phone:301-791-4767
Web: www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/southmountain.html
Size: 8,039 acres.

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