In the mood for a remote camping experience where you can get buck wild in the Catoctin Mountain Park? Head to the rustic and quaint Adirondack Shelters. To get to these Appalachian Trail style retreats, you hike a moderate three miles, and bear witness to scenic vistas that overlook the Monocacy Valley. Now that’s a trail worth taking!
Campsite area
Tent sites
0 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No picnic table


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Adirondack Shelters.

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Swimming hole
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September 6th, 2015

My boyfriend and I love to hike and were looking for a fun Labor Day Weekend camping trip. We researched Catoctin's site and thought this hike-in camping adventure would be perfect! Well, the trail looked and felt as though people had not been on it in years. Not to mention the trails to get to the shelter are not easy to find or navigate. When we stopped for a map at the Visitor's Center the ranger who helped us seemed utterly shocked that we had reserved one of the shelters for two nights. Needless to say, after 3 hours of hiking through extreme brush with 50+ lbs on our backs we decided to turn back after hearing several grunts/huffs from a nearby bear friend.

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Catoctin Mountain Park
United States
Phone Number
(301) 663-9330
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39.677° N, 77.484° W