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Owens Creek Campground (Maryland) Make a Reservation

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6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, Maryland 21788
301 663-9388
39.66042 / -77.48186
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Owens Creek Campground in Catoctin Mountain Park offers families and individuals enjoyable primitive tent camping. Located just five miles from Thurmont, Maryland, in the rolling hills of Catoctin Mountain Park. The campground is surrounded by a rolling landscape, perfect for hikes of any level from easy to extremely strenuous. Owens Creek flows past the campground providing a peaceful setting beside a bubbling brook. Whether blanketed in snow in winter months, brilliant with color in the fall or blooming with wildflowers in the spring, Owens Creek offers beautiful scenery all year. As a primitive camping area, Owens Creek encourages visitors to use healthy doses of imagination while surrounded by the natural landscape. Nature hikes and campfire circles are popular activities. Browns Farm Trail offers budding archeologists with a peek into the history of the area.

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Directions:

From Washington DC Take the George Washington Memorial Parkway north to I495 to I270 north 27 miles to Frederick, MD. Take Route 15 17 miles north to Thurmont, MD. Take Route 77 West, the exit sign is marked Catoctin Mountain Park. Travel approximately 6 miles west on 77 (you will pass Park Central Road and the park Visitor Center) and turn right onto Foxville-Deerfield Road. As the road forks, keep left and continue on Foxville-Deerfield Road for approximately 1 mile and turn left into Owens Creek Campground.

From Baltimore, MD Take I695 beltway to I70 West to Frederick, MD. Take Route 15 North to Thurmont, MD. Take Route 77 West (the exit sign says Catoctin Mountain Park.) Travel approximately 6 miles west on 77 (you will pass Park Central Road and the park Visitor Center) and turn right onto Foxville-Deerfield Road. As the road forks, keep left and continue on Foxville-Deerfield Road for approximately 1 mile and turn left into Owens Creek Campground.

From Hagerstown, MD Take I70 East to Route 66 North for 7 miles. Turn right onto Route 64 (East) for 1 mile then turn right at a traffic light onto Route 77 East for approximately 4 miles. Turn left onto Foxville-Deerfield Road. As the road forks, keep left and continue on Foxville-Deerfield Road for approximately 1 mile and turn left into Owens Creek Campground.

From Gettysburg, PA Take Route 15 South. In Thurmont, MD, exit onto Route 77 West (the exit sign says Catoctin Mountain Park.) Travel approximately 6 miles west on 77 (you will pass Park Central Road and the park Visitor Center) and turn right onto Foxville-Deerfield Road. As the road forks, keep left and continue on Foxville-Deerfield Road for approximately 1 mile and turn left into Owens Creek Campground.

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Camp Store
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Showers
Activities
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Creek
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Wildlife Viewing
Campsite Types
  • Primitive
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

2, 4, 11, 14, 15, 19, 28, 30

Season:

From: April To: Early November

# of Campsites:

50