Description

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
Bring your own
0 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Amenities
No picnic table

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Climbing
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Adirondack Shelters.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Chelsie L.
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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.

Hipcamper Robert S.
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January 2nd, 2019
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November 20th, 2018
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September 27th, 2018
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November 15th, 2017
Hipcamper Dan  M.
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June 21st, 2017
Park
Catoctin Mountain Park
State
Maryland
Country
United States
Phone Number
(301) 663-9330
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
39.677° N, 77.484° W

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