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!
Misty Mount offers a number of nearby recreation opportunities.
The trailhead to Catoctin Mountain Park's trail system at Wolf Rock is a short walk from the camp. Catoctin has over 25 miles of trails with stunning overlooks. Wildlife watching, bouldering, rock climbing and fly fishing are popular activities along with hiking and camping.
Kids and adults enjoy the camp's swimming pool, open from late May through September.
Camp Misty Mount is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, building, structures and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historic significance. These rustic American chestnut cabins can accommodate three to eight people. They have interior and exterior lighting, metal cots with vinyl mattresses, waste and recycle bins and broom. The (4) lodges have a table and bench seating. The exterior of each cabin site has a picnic table, and fire ring/grill. Firewood is available in woodsheds located in the lower loop and near the host cabin. Centrally located comfort stations include hot showers, flush toilets and sinks. Lower loop has the women's facilities, middle loop has the men's facility, and the upper loop has both men's and women's facilities. Three dishwashing stations are located throughout the camp. Water from the dishwashing stations is potable. The swimming pool is available late May through early September.
A dining hall and commercial kitchen are available for group rental only. In order to reserve this facility groups must reserve at least 8 cabins. The dining hall/ kitchen facility does not have restrooms or parking. Please contact the Camp Manager for details at CATO_Camp_Manager@nps.gov or 240-818-7086.
Camp Misty Mount is surrounded by Eastern decidious 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.
Charges & Cancellations
Changes and Cancellations A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees.