Gambrill State Park
Open: Open from Apr through Oct
Number of Sites: 34
Number of Sites with Electric: 6
Gambrill State Park is a beautiful mountain park, located on the ridge of the Catoctin Mountains in Frederick County. The park has two areas for family activities, the Rock Run area and the High Knob area. The Rock Run area has a campground, a picnic area, and a small pond. The High Knob area has a picnic area, three stone overlooks, three picnic shelters, and a large stone lodge, called the Tea Room. The overlooks provide breath-taking views of the Frederick and Middletown valleys. The picnic shelters and the Tea Room can be rented for special events. The park also has 16 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.
The Rock Run area of Gambrill State Park has a campground with 34 campsites. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring, and lantern post. Some campsites also have electric hook-ups. All types of camping units are welcome. A dump station is available for sewage and potable water. A bathhouse is located at the center of the campground, with hot showers and flush-toilets. Pets are allowed in the campground, but must be kept on a leash and attended at all times.
Four camper cabins with electricity are also available in the Rock Run Campground. Camper cabins are designed to sleep up to four people, with one bunk bed and one full size bed. Linens are not provided. Each cabin site has a picnic table, fire ring, and lantern post. All cooking must be done outside the cabin. The cabins do not have heat or air conditioning. Campers may bring an electric heater or fan. Propane heaters are not allowed. Pets also are not allowed inside the camper cabins.
Gambrill State Park is located approximately 51 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., and 53 miles west of Baltimore on Catoctin Mountain. From U.S. 70, exit onto U.S. Route 40 at Frederick. Travel approximately six miles. Turn right onto Gambrill Park Road and follow it approximately one mile to the park entrance.
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Gambrill State Park: Rock Run campsites
I stayed in a mini cabin for two nights at Gambrill State Park this month. It was after the 4th of July madness. The park was basically empty. I felt like I had it all to myself. The cabins are amazingly clean as well as the bathrooms. The staff was very nice -so kind that they delivered my firewood and they were sold 3 bundles for $12.
My cabin had a few power outlets, an overhead light and a porch light.
There only issues I had were the fact that there was no camp store, a semi busy road was ...
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