Special events such as recreational activities, filming, and commercial photography may require a Special Use Permit. Please refer to the current Superintendent's Compendium on the Laws & Policies page for a complete list of activities and areas. A nonrefundable processing fee of $150.00 must accompany the application. Your permit may require the payment of cost recovery charges and/or proof of liability insurance. First amendment activities do not require an application or fee but may be limited to specific areas.
Download an application:
Special Use Permit Application for an event (doc 823kb)
Special Use Permit Application for commercial filming (.doc 40kb) or photography (.doc 829kb) Filming or photography that requires the use of actors or models and equipment, beyond a tripod, requires a special use permit.
Reservations and Campground Rates
Catoctin Mountain Park has facilities for lodging, camping, and special events. See below for information and fees. Additional information on the camping opportunities can be found by utilizing the link provided at the bottom of this page. If you have questions please contact our Permit Coordinator at 301-416-0100 or e-mail us.
To obtain a permit application for a special event (organized recreational activity) see the "Permits" section above.
Last updated: July 17, 2019