Visitor Center

Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center
Catoctin Mountain Park is open all year.

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The visitor center hosts new exhibits, installed in spring 2019. Learn about the history of Catoctin Mountain and the national park that was created here. American Indians, farmers, iron makers, the WPA, CCC, Jobs Corps and so many others played a role in making Catoctin Mountain Park the special place it is today. Discover how even your visit plays a part in the making of this park. Eastern National provides a small sales area with items to help you remember your visit. There are restrooms and water available. Phone (301) 663-9388.

Visitor Center Hours. Watch for alerts announcing temporary closures.

Directions to the visitor center.


Visitor Center Parking Lots

39.633864, -77.449878
62 Total
0 Oversized
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
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset
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

Last updated: December 1, 2021

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Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont , MD 21788


301 663-9388

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