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About Owens Creek - Catoctin Mountain National Park
National Park Service
Drive In
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Owens Creek - Catoctin Mountain National Park is located in Maryland
39.653 N
-77.488 W
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6 Reviews of Owens Creek - Catoctin Mountain National Park
Great for little ones

A group of 4 families visited this lovely quiet spot.

Pros: Quiet Lovely little hike for young kids right out of the camp site Close to DC so am easy drive Handicap accessible Lovely little boardwalk to a small creak past a saw mill

Cons: Bathroom was just so-so. I prob wouldn’t want to shower there but - your are camping!

One of my Favs!

Nice small campground WAY back in woods. Been here many times over the last 25 years.

Beautiful Campsite!

Thank goodness they take reservations ahead of time because they book fast. I went in May the week before Memorial Day and wow was it crowded. Luckily the campsites are pretty private and spaced out. Bathrooms were always clean and had running water. There is a trail that leads right out of the campsite, but if you wanted to go to some of the other trails it wasn’t a far drive. No cell reception whatsoever but that’s okay, you’re camping!

Great campground

Great campground, clean bathrooms, friendly hosts. Beautiful Park!

great wilderness experience near dc and balimore

great sites(50)with many options from car camping to short wilderness sites. fIre rIngs, tent pads, running water, flush toilets and showers nearby. owens creek runs alongslide many of the campsites and adds to the outdoors experience. great access to trails. wolf rock and chimney rock were my favorite.

First to Review
Secluded and beautiful!

This site is snuggled in between a few small mountains in the Maryland landscape. It's part of the the Cotactin Mountain national park area managed by the National Park Service. It isn't a large campground and the sites are a little close together, but it's location is ideal for exploring this gem of a park.

There are several hiking options of varying difficulty and length. There is a small Visitor's Center as you enter the park that is packed full of exhibits, a few items for sale and informative rangers and volunteers.

To reach the campground you drive north on Park Central Road from the VC, past Camp David (not listed on any maps for security reasons) until it dead ends then turn right and the campground is just a bit further down on the right.

There's not much to the sites but like I said, the location is awesome.