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 1937 as part of a federal program during the Great Depression. The cabins provided outdoor recreational opporunties for nearby urban areas, and over 80 years later you can still enjoy the outdoor opportunities provided by Misty Mount!
The rustic historic American chestnut cabins can accommodate three to eight people. They have interior and exterior lighting, however there are no electrical outlets. We provide metal cots with vinyl mattresses, guest must provide their own bedding. The exterior of each cabin site has a picnic table, and fire ring/grill. Firewood is available in the camp. Centrally located comfort stations include hot showers, flush toilets and sinks.
A dining hall and commercial kitchen is available for rent. Please contact the Camp Manager for details at CATO_Camp_Manager@nps.gov or 240-818-7086.
Reservations are currently accepted on a 6 month rolling scheduled.
No walk-in reservations are accepted.
Check-In Time is after 3:00 p.m. Check-Out Time is 12:00 p.m.
Cellular service is limited or not available depending on your provider. Cellular towers in the park are serviced by Verizon and AT&T.
Check-in and check-out procedures have been modified to support social distancing guidelines. The camp office will be closed to the public. Upon arrival reservation holders will contact the camp office by telephone from their vehicle. Cabin reservations instructions will be delivered by staff in parking lot B across from the camp office. Check-in packages for late arrivals will be available on the camp office porch.
No pets, alcohol, weapons or hunting is allowed.
No parking or vehicles are allowed in cabin areas with the exception of loading and unloading. Vehicles will be permitted in cabin areas for persons with a disability or otherwise limited physical mobility.
Sleeping is restricted to the cabins. The number of occupants in each cabin shall not exceed the number of beds. No tents, trailers or canopies are allowed.
Guests are responsible for cleaning up the cabin interior and exterior prior to departure. Check-out instructions will be posted inside each cabin.
Camp Misty Mount can be reserved in its entirety (29 cabins).
The reservations for the Dining Hall will be accepted directly through Catoctin Mountain Park. The contact information for reservations is: 240-818-7086/ CATO_CampManager@nps.gov. A minimum of 7 cabins are required to rent the Dining Hall facility.
Firewood: The transportation of firewood into the park is not permitted. Dead/downed wood may be collected. Split firewood is available for reservation holders in Camp Misty Mount for a suggested donation of $5.00 per bucket.
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 access to scenic mountain views and clear streams.
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 Trail or the Thurmont Vista Trail for phenomenal views of the valleys below. Visitors can hike to Cunningham Falls, the tallest waterfall in Maryland, from the Visitor Center.
Misty Mount offers a number of nearby recreation opportunities. 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. From Wolf Rock you will also have access to many of the park's trail systems. Kids love the camp's swimming pool, open from late May through early September.
Changes and Cancellations A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees.
6602 FOXVILLE ROAD THURMONT MD 21788
For campground inquiries, please call: 301-271-3140
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.