Circling a 43-acre lake that provides swimming, fishing
and boating. This popular park also offers picnicking,
camping, interpretive programs, nature trails and
concessions. The park is conveniently located eight
miles east of Hagerstown off of U.S. 40. For information
This park is an excellent choice for the nature
lover offering picturesque hiking trails and
many picnicking sites. Visitors can view a century-old
stone monument dedicated to war correspondents.
Gathland is located one mile east of MD 67 on
Gapland Road south of Boonsboro. For information
Mountain State Park
This state park runs along the ridge of South
Mountain from Pen-Mar to Weaverton, linking many
of the local parks and the Appalachian Trail.
Camping is limited to shelters along the trail.
For information call 301-791-4767.
Monument State Park
This park is home to the first monument built
in honor of George Washington in addition to
offering camping for youth groups, picnicking,
and shelters. Located four miles east of Boonsboro,
the park also has access to the Appalachian Trail.
For information call 301-791-4767.
Frederick State Park
The focal point of this state park is the restored
1756 fort used during the French and Indian War,
providing visitors with a historical perspective
of that time period. The nearby C & O Canal
runs through the park complementing such activities
as hiking, biking, camping, boating and picnicking.
Other services include interpretive programs
and concessions. For information call 301-842-2155.
Other Area Parks
Hagerstown City Park
301-739-8577, ext. 169
Often called ``America's second most
beautiful municipal natural park," the
park's centerpiece is a 50-acre lake,
home for more than 250 waterfowl. Home
of the Jonathan Hager House, Mansion
House Art Center and Washington County
Museum of Fine Arts. Fitness
trails. Call for information on other
city parks and playgrounds.
Woodland Way County Park
Park site with picnic tables and
Park Frederick St.
at Memorial Blvd.
Harding County Park
Named after President Warren G. Harding
who, along with notables such as Harvey Firestone,
Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, camped here in the
C & O
Canal National Park
42% or 77+ miles of this 184-mile
park along the Potomac River, extending from Georgetown
in Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, MD, are in Washington
County. Many historic locks and aqueducts
remain. The Williamsport boat basin is rewatered.
Clear Spring County Park/Recreation Area
Located at the former Clear Spring High School site, this park offers
softball, baseball, football/soccer field, tennis
courts, a picnic pavilion, restrooms, parking and
a play area.
Devil's Backbone County Park
Scenic park along the Antietam Creek, featuring a waterfall. Park also
contains picnic pavilion and walking trails.
Doub's Woods County Park
Heavily wooded park with performing arts pavilion, picnic areas, picnic
pavilion, swings, and outdoor chapel.
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
beautiful park that occupies three states. Site
of John Brown's Raid. Town portion offers interpretive
programs and private shops. Open year round. Admission.
Snook Memorial Park
Named after the late Wash. Co. Commissioner. Site of Halfway Park Days
in May. Contains Par Fitness Trail, tennis
courts, playing fields and lighted ballfields. Swimming
pool open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 12:30-8 p.m.
daily. Admission to pool.
Briar Wetland Preserve
Located on Millbrook Road off Rt. 67, this extraordinary environmental
site is one of the most unique, non-tidal wetland
areas in Maryland.
Floating boardwalk allows for walking through
Mar County Park
Buildings & Grounds
240-313-2805 Recreation Department
redeveloped 42-acre park provides a panoramic
view of the Cumberland Valley. An amusement
park in the early 1900s, it includes pavilion
sites for dances, concerts and other entertainment
on Sundays throughout the summer, including Everybody's
Day in August. For information about the Pen
Mar Concert Series Schedule see
Calendar of Events.