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Maryland Parks - A Guide to Parks in Frederick County, Maryland


Baker Park
Second St. & Carroll Pkwy, Frederick, Maryland.
The 44 acre park is located in Downtown Frederick and features a carillon, a lake, a public swimming pool, tennis courts, athletic fields and several playgrounds. The park serves as a venue for summer concerts, a children’s theater and many other outdoor events.

Catoctin Mountain Park
6602 Foxville Road. Thurmont, Maryland.
With 25 miles of hiking trails and scenic mountain vistas, this recreational area offers camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, fly-fishing, and cross country skiing. Cabins are available to rent.

Cunningham Falls State Park
14039 Catoctin Hollow Road. Thurmont, Maryland.
The main attraction of this park is the beautiful 78-foot cascading waterfalls. There is also a lake with swimming, boating and fishing, campgrounds, playgrounds, picnic areas and hiking trails.

Gambrill State Park
Gambrill Park Road, Frederick, Maryland.
The park features hiking trails, campgrounds, and a nature lodge with scheduled nature walks and evening campfire programs. There are three overlooks with beautiful views.

Gathland State Park
Route 17, Burkittsville, Maryland.
This 140-acre park, located in Washington and Frederick counties, features hiking trails and a museum and monument to George Alfred Townsend, a Civil War journalist. Interpretive programs are held throughout the summer featuring Civil War re-enactors.

Greenbrier State Park
21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, Maryland.
Greenbrier, located in the Appalachian Mountains, has a 42-acre man-made freshwater lake and beach. Visitors enjoy swimming, boating, hiking, picnicking, fishing and hunting. Picnic tables and grills and playgrounds are available. This park also has campgrounds and a camp store. Washington Monument State Park is located nearby.

Monocacy National Battlefield
5201 Urbana Pike. Frederick, Maryland.
This was the site of the Battle of Monocacy Junction in the American Civil War fought on July 9, 1864. The battle, labeled "The Battle That Saved Washington," was one of the last that the Confederates would carry out in Union territory. This historic site offers walking trails, guided tours, an electric map orientation program, interpretive displays and artifacts.

For parks in Montgomery County, see Page 1

For parks in Prince George's County, see Page 3

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