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Hog Rock Parking Area

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Catcotin Mountain Park is a favorite destination for many hikers, birders, campers, climbers, fisherman, and all other types of people wanting to enjoy and explore the outdoors. As the park becomes more and more popular, parking can sometimes be challenging, especially at the Visitor Center. It is always good to know that additional parking solutions wait for you just around the bend in the road. Below is a listing parking areas to consider as you plan your trip. To help plan your journey in the park, It is recommended to also visit the Hiking Page.
 

Parking Areas in Catoctin Mountain Park Navigation

 

Park Central Road Parking Lots


There are seven parking lots located along Park Central Road that offer nearly 200 parking opportunities for visitors. Weekends can see more heavy traffic trends and congestion, especially at the Visitor Center. Most of these parking areas offer park information and picnic tables. The guides below provide information and location for each parking lot on Park Central Road and what amenities found at each location.
 

Parking Lot

Visitor Center Parking Lots

  • 62 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.633864, -77.449878
Visitor Center (GPS Address: 14707 Park Central Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788). Main parking lot: asphalt, contains 2 electric vehicle charging stations. Secondary parking lot: across Park Central Road from the Visitor Center, gravel surface. Restroom, maps, and information available at Visitor Center when open. Picnic Tables located by gravel lot. Additional parking: It is legal to park along Route 77 as long as your vehicle is entirely outside the white line. Route 77 is outside of the park jurisdiction.

Visitor Center Parking Lots

There is no parking fee.

Cost: $0.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
2
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
2
Number of ADA step-free spaces
2
Total number of spaces
62
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0
 

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Wolf Rock/Chimney Rock Parking Lot

  • 7 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.640654, -77.445502
1/2 mile north of Visitor Center on Park Central Road. Provides trail access: Visitor Center, Wolf Rock, Chimney Rock, Thurmont Vista, 8 mile Loop Trail and Visitor Center - Blue Ridge Summit Vista - Hog Rock - Cunningham Falls Loop Trail. Map and bulletin board. May temporarily close due to winter weather and/or icy road conditions. This small parking area is ideal for rock climbers.

Free Parking

There is no fee to park.

Cost: $0.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
No
Number of ADA-designated spaces
0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
7
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0
 

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Thurmont Vista/Charcoal Exhibit Parking Lot

  • 35 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.647378, -77.444017
One mile north of the Visitor Center on Park Central Road. Provides trail access: Charcoal Exhibit Trail, Thurmont Vista Loop Trail, 8 mile Loop Trail, and Visitor Center-Blue Ridge Summit Vista-Hog Rock-Cunningham Falls Loop Trail. Six Picnic Tables. Map and Bulletin Board. May temporarily close due to winter weather and/or icy road conditions.

Free Parking

There is no charge parking charge.

Cost: $0.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
No
Number of ADA-designated spaces
0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
35
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0
 

Parking Lot

No Name Parking Lot

  • 5 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.645504, -77.451832
1.5 miles north of the Visitor Center along Park Central Road. No trail access. One Picnic Table. May temporarily close due to winter weather, icy road conditions, or security closures.

Free Parking

There is no parking fee.

Cost: $0.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
No
Number of ADA-designated spaces
0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
5
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0
 

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Hog Rock Parking Lot

  • 48 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.646684, -77.453965
1.8 miles from the Visitor Center along Park Central Road. Provides trail access: Hog Rock Nature Trail, Blue Ridge Summit Trail, Visitor Center-Blue Ridge Summit Vista-Hog Rock Loop Trail, and 8 Mile Loop Trail. Vault toilet available seasonally. Map and Bulletin Boards. 6 Picnic Tables. May temporarily close due to winter weather, icy road conditions, or security closures.

Free Parking

There is no parking fee.

Cost: $0.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
1
Number of ADA step-free spaces
1
Total number of spaces
48
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0
 

Parking Lot

Chestnut Picnic Area Parking Lot

  • 32 total spaces
  • 2 oversized spaces
  • 39.647463, -77.478311
2.5 miles north of the Visitor Center on Park Central Road. Provides trail access: Spicebush Trail, Catoctin National Recreational Trail, and Horse Trail. Restroom facilities (flush toilets, seasonal). Map and bulletin boards. Multiple picnic tables and above ground grills. May temporarily close due to winter weather and/or icy road conditions.

Parking Lot Area

There is no parking fee.

Cost: $0.00

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
2
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
2
Number of ADA step-free spaces
2
Total number of spaces
32
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
2
 

Parking Lot

Horse Trailer Parking Lot

  • 4 total spaces
  • 4 oversized spaces
  • 39.647524, -77.478069
Parking for Horse Trailers only. Next to Chestnut Picnic Area. Provides trail access: Horse Trail. At Chestnut Picnic Area: restrooms, map and bulletin boards. The trails may temporarily close due to severe inclement weather conditions, or security closures.

Free Parking

There is no parking fee.

Cost: $0.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
No
Number of ADA-designated spaces
0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
4
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
4
 
 

Foxville-Deerfield Road Parking Lots


The parking areas along Foxville-Deerfiled Road offer a much more quieter environment than what can be found along Park Central Road. A picnic area, historical exhibit, interpretive information, and miles of hiking trails wait for you along this road.

Most of these parking areas offer park information and picnic tables. The guides below provide information and location for each parking lot on Foxville Deerfield Road and what amenities found at each location.
 

Parking Lot

Owens Creek Picnic Area Parking Lot

  • 34 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.652737, -77.487956
Owens Creek Picnic Area along Foxville-Deefield Road. Provides trail access: Brown's Farm Trail, Horse Trail, Deerfield Nature Trail, and the Catoctin National Recreational Trail. Vault Toilet (seasonal). Map and bulletin board. May temporarily close due to winter weather and/or icy road conditions.

Free Parking

There is no parking fee.There is no parking fee.

Cost: $0.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
No
Number of ADA-designated spaces
0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
34
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0
 

Parking Lot

Sawmill Exhibit Parking Area Lot

  • 5 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.658654, -77.483701
Along Foxville-Deerfield Road just south of Owens Creek Campground. Provides trail access: wooden boardwalk that leads to the Sawmill Exhibit. Provides fishing access: small foot trails will lead to Owens Creek. May temporarily close due to winter weather and/or icy road conditions.

Free Parking

There is no parking fee.

Cost: $0.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
No
Number of ADA-designated spaces
1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
1
Number of ADA step-free spaces
1
Total number of spaces
5
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0
 

Manahan Road (Camp Round Meadow) Parking Lot

The parking lot at Camp Round Meadow is one of the largest parking lots located in Catoctin mountain Park. From here, one can access the numerous hiking trails via the Brown's Farm Trail.
 

Parking Lot

Camp Round Meadow Parking Lot

  • 60 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.644398, -77.487385
Located at Camp Round Meadow on Manahan Road. Provides trail access: Brown's Farm Trail (connects to Catoctin National Recreational Trail and Horse Trail). Map and bulletin board at northern section. Two electric vehicle charging stations.

Free Parking

There is no parking fee.

Cost: $0.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
1
Number of ADA step-free spaces
1
Total number of spaces
60
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0
 

Route 77 Parking Areas


There are two parking areas located along Route 77. These parking areas offer access to nearby water features and hiking trails. Park information can be found at, or near, these parking areas to assist in park orientation and hiking trail options.
 

Parking Lot

Lewis Area Parking

  • 10 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.623835, -77.422280
Located approximately 2 miles from the Visitor Center along Route 77. Gravel parking area. Provides trail access to the Gateway Trail. Map Board at location for trail orientation. 2 Picnic Tables. The Lewis Area pond is located a short distance from this parking area. May temporarily close due to winter weather, icy road conditions, or other weather events.

Parking Lot Area

There is no parking fee.

Cost: $0.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
No
Number of ADA-designated spaces
0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
10
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0

Parking Lot

Park Headquarters Outer Area Parking

  • 5 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.633853, -77.448206
Park Headquarters Outer Area Parking (GPS Address: 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788). This parking area is located along Route 77 directly in front of the Park Headquarters entrance gate. A bulletin board and orientation map board are located near the entrance to the parking area. Area provides fishing access to Big Hunting Creek.

Park Headquarters Outer Area Parking

There is no parking fee.

Cost: $0.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
No
Number of ADA-designated spaces
0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
5
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0

Last updated: July 16, 2020

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Thurmont , MD 21788

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301 663-9388

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