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Owens Creek Campground is located in Catoctin Mountain Park, five miles from Thurmont, Maryland. It offers 48 single, primitive tent camping sites with tent pads, picnic tables, and fire rings. Visitors can enjoy nature hikes, campfire circles, and even explore historical trails in the area. The natural scenery is beautiful year-round, and nearby attractions include Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Cunningham Falls State Park, and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.


Owens Creek Campground offers families and individuals enjoyable primitive tent camping. Located just five miles from Thurmont, Maryland, in the rolling hills of Catoctin Mountain Park.


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. The Deerfield Nature Trail connects directly to the campground and is a 1.5 mile loop with a connection to the park's western system of trails. Browns Farm Trail is nearby in the Owens Creek Picnic Area and offers budding archeologists with a peek into the history of the area. This trail is also a youth friendly 'Track Trail'. For more information go to: www.kidsinparks.com. Catoctin Mountain Park boasts 25 miles of trails.


This campground contains 48 single campsites with a limit of five people, or immediate family, per site. There are no-hookups. Maximum 22' trailer length and RVs up to 30'. There are three pull through sites, #12, #39 and #43.

Flush toilets, showers and drinking water are available and centrally located in the campground. All sites are equipped with a tent pad, picnic tables, and fire ring. All tents must fit on the tent pads. Firewood is available and donations are greatly appreciated.

Natural Features

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.

Nearby Attractions

Other National Park Service units in the area are: Antietam National Battlefield www.nps.gov/ancm/index.htm 26 miles, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park www.nps.gov/choh/index.htm 28 miles, Eisenhower National Historic Site www.nps.gov/eise/index.htm 20 miles, Gettysburg National Military Park www.nps.gov/gett/index/htm 20 miles, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park www.nps.gov/hafe/index.htm 37 miles, Monocacy National Battlefield www.nps.gov/mono/index.htm 18 miles, Appalachian National Scenic Trail www.nps.gov/appa/index.htm , 8 miles, Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail www.nps.gov/pohe/index.htm , 26 miles.

Other Attractions: Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo www.cwpzoo.com , Cunningham Falls State Park www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/cunningham.asp , Tourism Council of Frederick County www.fredericktourism.org , Washington County Hagerstown, MD www.marylandmemories.org/home.html .

Charges & Cancellations

Important Information on Late Cancellations

A cancellation is considered late if it occurs the day before or the day of arrival. Customers will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.

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