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CAMP MISTY MOUNT, MD

part ofCatoctin Mountain Park, National Park Service
Photo: CAMP MISTY MOUNT
Status: Open through Sat Nov 01 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Camp Misty Mount brings together small groups, families and individuals for rustic mountain cabin camping in the Catoctin Mountains of Maryland. The historic stone and wood cabins were built in 1936 as part of a federal Great Depression-era jobs plan to build recreational camps.

Natural Features:

Camp Misty Mount is surrounded by hardwood forests on the slopes of Catoctin Mountain Park. The region is part of the Blue Ridge Province and offers scenic mountain views and clear streams.

Recreation:

Kids love the camp's swimming pool, open from late May through early September.

The trailhead for Wolf Rock is a short walk from the camp, pleasing both hikers and rock climbers. Wolf Rock is the only part of the park that allows both rock climbing and rappelling.

Facilities:

Cabins are rustic, providing basic metal cots, mattresses, and overhead lighting. Cabin capacities range from four to eight people. No electric outlets are available; however, hot showers, flush toilets and drinking water are located inside each campsite loop.

Cooking can be done outside on the grill attached to the campfire ring. A dining hall with commercial kitchen equipment is available for rent for indoor cooking.
Camp Misty Mount can be reserved in its entirety (30 cabins). If you wish to reserve 10 or more cabins, you must call the Recreation.gov call center at (877)444-6777.

Nearby Attractions:

Interconnected hiking trails can be reached from Misty Mount on the Wolf Rock Trail, or by driving within a mile of the camp.

Try the Hog Rock Vista Trail or the Thurmont Vista Trail for phenomenal views of the valleys below.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Showers
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Adirondack Shelter
  • Archeological Sites
  • Bed(s)
  • Campfire Programs
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Firewood
  • First Aid Kit
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Ice
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Mushroom Picking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling
  • Trash Collection
  • Visitor Center
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Accessible Playground
  • Backpacking
  • Grocery Store
  • Historic Sites
  • Lake Access
  • Motel
  • Pay Phone
  • Restaurant
  • Rock Climbing
  • Wireless Internet
Know Before You Go
  • Check-In Time is after 3:00 p.m.
  • Check-Out Time is 12:00 p.m.
  • No pets, alcohol or hunting allowed
  • No parking in cabin areas; vehicles may drive in for loading and unloading only
  • Sleep in cabins only; no pitched tents or trailers allowed
  • Do not bring firewood from outside the park
  • Dead/downed wood may be collected
  • No electricity available
  • Visitors must bring their own bedding, cookware, food storage, water containers and first-aid supplies
  • Cabin 16 is offline for 2014 reservations and the entire occupancy of Camp Misty Mount will be at 121 people.
  • Camp Misty Mount can be reserved in its entirety (30 cabins). If you wish to reserve 10 or more cabins, you must call the Recreation.gov call center at (877)444-6777.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.63964, -77.4463
39°38'23"N, 77°26'47"W

The street address for GPS use is 14764 Park Central Road, Thurmont, MD.

From Washington DC, take the George Washington Memorial Parkway north to I-495 onto I-270 north 27 miles to Frederick, MD. Take Route 15 for 17 miles north to Thurmont, MD. Take Route 77 West, the exit sign is marked Catoctin Mountain Park. Travel approximately 3 miles west on 77 and turn right onto Park Central Road. Pass the Visitor Center and continue 7/10 of a mile and turn left into Camp Misty Mount.

From Gettysburg, PA, take Route 15 South. In Thurmont, MD, exit onto Route 77 West (the exit sign says Catoctin Mountain Park). Travel approximately 3 miles west on 77 and turn right onto Park Central Road. Pass the Visitor Center and continue just under a mile and turn left into Camp Misty Mount.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CAMP MISTY MOUNT
14764 Park Central Road
THURMONT   MD  21788

Phone Number:

Information:  (301)271-3140
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