Camp Round Meadow, a four-season camp, includes four dormitories, dining hall, commercial kitchen, gymnasium and conference room. The facility accommodates a maximum of 120 people. Originally used from 1939 to 1941 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the camp also operated from 1965 to 1969 as the first Job Corps Center in the United States.
Novel Coronavirus 2021:Currently we are limiting occupancy to 50% which is 60 guests. There will be a 48 hour period between reservations for cleaning and maintenance. These limitations will be re-assessed in February 2021. Additional questions or concerns may be directed to the Camp Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Round Meadow will accommodate up to 120 guests. Guests have access to four dormitories, dining hall, commercial kitchen, gymnasium, classrooms and conference room. No internet access or Wi-Fi is currently available. The dining hall, kitchen, gymnasium and conference room have heat and air conditioning. The dormitory buildings are accessible and offer electricity and heat. Each dormitory includes 30 twin beds with vinyl covered mattresses. Three of the four dormitories have two bathrooms provided with 2 flush toilets, 2 hot showers and 2 sinks. One dormitory contains two bathrooms with 2 flush toilets, 1 hot accessible shower and 2 sinks. All dormitories are provided brooms, mops, buckets, plungers and trash cans.
The 1,746 square foot dining hall space includes tables and chairs to seat 116 people. The adjacent kitchen is 384 square feet and will accommodate four individuals serving as kitchen staff. The commercial kitchen offers various appliances, including a freezer, refrigerator, three ranges, a convection oven, ice machine, microwave, toaster, steam table, garbage disposal and dishwasher. The kitchen contains multiple storage spaces and a small bathroom. Trash service includes a waste and recycling receptacle. Cleaning equipment and trash cans are provided. The gymnasium has an indoor basketball court, Men's and Women's restrooms that include flush toilets, hot showers, and sinks. Certain activities may require a protective covering of the gymnasium floor. There is an additional fee for installation and removal of the floor covering. The conference room is 765 square feet with a maximum occupancy of 51. Tables, chairs, and projector screen, are available for use in the conference room. No wi-fi is not available in Round Meadow. Cellular service reception coverage is best on the AT & T or Verizon systems.
Outside guests may enjoy a campfire ring with wooden bench seating, grass athletic field, small lighted gazebo and outdoor picnic area. Firewood is provided by the Park. The lighted gravel parking area will accommodate 135 vehicles. Groups reserving Camp Round Meadow do not have exclusive use of the parking area.
Guests are responsible for cleaning and sanitation of the entire facility. Reservation-holders must provide all cleaning agents and supplies. The park provides items to assist with cleaning such as mops, buckets, brooms, dust mops, whisk brooms, vacuum cleaners, and dust pans. Groups may choose to contract with a professional for cleaning services. The cleaning of all facilities must be completed by check-out time and the group leader must remain for a walk-through of the entire camp with the Park Ranger.
Catoctin Mountain Park is committed to sustainable park operations and strongly encourages park visitors to reduce their consumption of energy and generation of waste. There is single-stream recycling available in Camp Round Meadow.
Reservations may be made 12 months in advance.
Public Health and Safety:
Following the latest science and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the National Park Service is requiring visitors, employees, and contractors to wear a mask inside all NPS buildings, public transportation systems, regardless of vaccination status or community transmission levels. This also applies to outdoor spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained, such as narrow or busy trails and overlooks.
Reservations Required: A reservation is required for the use of Camp Round Meadow.
GPS Location: Camp Round Meadow – 14840 Manahan Rd., Sabillasville, MD 21780
Check-in & Check-out:
All group leaders must complete a check-in upon arrival and a check-out prior to departure with Park Ranger. Check-in between the hours of 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM at the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center located at 14707 Park Central Rd., Thurmont, MD, (301) 663-9388. Early check-in or late check-out must be arranged in advance. It is critical that your group leader and kitchen supervisor arrive prior to 4:30 PM. IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 4:30 pm ACCESS TO CAMP FACILITIES WILL BE FORFEITED UNTIL THE FOLLOWING MORNING. All facilities must be vacated and cleaned prior to the camp check-out inspection no later than 12:00 PM.
Permits: Special Use Permits may be required for special events or activities. Contact the Catoctin Mountain Park Permit Coordinator at email@example.com for additional information.
Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in all park buildings.
Cleaning/Custodial: Cleaning, bathroom, kitchen and cooking supplies are not provided. Groups are responsible for bringing all supplies and cleaning all facilities prior to departure.
Safety: Camp Round Meadow and Catoctin Mountain Park contain wildlife that can behave unpredictably and transmit disease. All emergencies, accidents, incidents etc., shall be reported to the 24-hour National Capital Area Communications Center at 1-866-677-6677.
Firewood: The transportation of firewood into the park is not permitted. Dead/downed wood may be collected. Split firewood is available for reservation holders i Camp Round Meadow.
Cellular service: Cellular service is limited depending on provider. Cellular towers in the park are serviced by AT& T and Verizon
Tours: Tours of the camp are available depending on weather and occupancy. Please contact the Camp Manager to schedule a site visit: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Information on Camp Round Meadow may be found on the Catoctin Mountain Park website at https://www.nps.gov/cato/planyourvisit/lodging.htm
Catoctin Mountain Park, established in 1936, is located along the eastern portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 5,890.36 acre mixed hardwood forest includes abundant wildlife, freshwater streams and interesting geologic formations. Camp Round Meadow, shaded by large trees, includes a grass field and outdoor fire circle. A variety of interpretive and accessible trails, exhibits and picnic areas are within walking distance of Camp Round Meadow.
Catoctin Mountain Park is located near many historical and cultural sites. Visitors will enjoy nearby: Antietam National Battlefield(26 miles), Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park(28 miles), Eisenhower National Historic Site (20 miles), Gettysburg National Military Park (20 miles), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (37 miles), Monocacy National Battlefield (18 miles), Appalachian National Scenic Trail (8 miles), and Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (26 miles). For more area travel information, visit Cunningham Falls State Park, Tourism Council of Frederick, and Washington County Hagerstown, Maryland.
A variety of hiking trails and picnic facilities are within walking distance of Camp Round Meadow. Fishing is available by permit within Catoctin Mountain Park and nearby Cunningham Falls State Park. Cunningham Falls State Park, located within three miles from the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center, offers swimming and boating. In the event of snow, areas throughout the park may be used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Pets are permitted on park trails and must remain on a six-foot leash at all times. Contact the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center at (301) 663-9388 for additional information, recreation and program opportunities.
6602 Foxville Road Thurmont MD 21788
For campground inquiries, please call: 301-663-9388
For GPS Use Only: The street address is 14840 Manahan Road, Sabillasville, MD, 21780. This is NOT a mailing address. The mailing address for Camp Round Meadow is: Catoctin Mountain Park, Camp Round Meadow, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788.
From Washington, DC take the George Washington Memorial Parkway north to I495 to I270 north 27 miles to Frederick, MD. Take Route 15, 17 miles north to Thurmont, MD. Take Route 77 West, the exit sign is marked Catoctin Mountain Park. Travel approximately 6 miles west on 77 (you will pass Park Central Road and the park Visitor Center) and turn right onto Foxville-Deerfield Road. As the road forks, turn right onto Manahan Road. Continue approximately 3/4 mile and turn left into Camp Round Meadow. Park in the large gravel parking lot.
From Baltimore, MD take I695 beltway to I70 West to Frederick, MD. Take Route 15 North to Thurmont, MD. Take Route 77 West (the exit sign says Catoctin Mountain Park.) Travel approximately 6 miles west on 77 (you will pass Park Central Road and the park Visitor Center) and turn right onto Foxville-Deerfield Road. As the road forks, turn right onto Manahan Road. Continue approximately 3/4 mile and turn left into Camp Round Meadow. Park in the large gravel parking lot.
From Hagerstown, MD take I70 East to Route 66 North for 7 miles. Turn right onto Route 64 (East) for 1 mile then turn right at a traffic light onto Route 77 East for approximately 4 miles. Turn left onto Foxville-Deerfield Road. As the road forks, turn right onto Manahan Road. Continue approximately 3/4 mile and turn left into Camp Round Meadow. Park in the large gravel parking lot.
From Gettysburg, PA take Route 15 South. In Thurmont, MD, exit onto Route 77 West (the exit sign says Catoctin Mountain Park). Travel approximately 6 miles west on 77 (you will pass Park Central Road and the park Visitor Center) and turn right onto Foxville-Deerfield Road. As the road forks, turn right onto Manahan Road. Continue approximately 3/4 mile and turn left into Camp Round Meadow. Park in the large gravel parking lot.