New Germany State Park
Open: Open from Apr through Oct
Number of Sites: 39
New Germany State Park’s visitors frequently call it a “best kept secret.” This mountain gem is nestled between the 2,900 ft. Big Savage Mountain to the east and the eastern Continental Divide along Meadow Mountain to the west. Named by early settlers due to its resemblance to their homeland, New Germany has diverse forests with ten miles of multi-use trails and a small lake suitable for fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating. This park is ideal for families and individuals looking to “unplug” from a tech-reliant society and escape from the busy pace of life in cities and suburbs.
Campsites -- New Germany’s 39 campsites and 10 overflow sites offer a shaded, safe, peaceful setting for a family camping trip. A central bathhouse provides restrooms and showers, and purified water is available at several locations. Several sites can accommodate large motorhomes; however there are no electric, water, or sewer hook-ups.
Pets are permitted in the Pines Loop, sites 21-33.
The Alpine Lodge, a three-sided Adirondack-style shelter, is available as a campsite for 6 people.
West on I-70 to Hancock. Pick up I-68 and travel through Cumberland, Maryland. Continue west to Exit 22. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Chestnut Ridge Road. Pass Comfort Inn and follow Chestnut Ridge Road for three miles to New Germany Road. Turn left and travel two miles to the New Germany State Park entrance on left. Park headquarters office is on the right before entering the park. Travel time about three hours.
From Washington, D.C.:
Take 270 north to Frederick, Maryland. Pick up I-70 west and follow directions above for Baltimore. Travel time about 3.5 hours.
Take I-79 to I-68 east. Follow I-68 into Maryland to Exit 22 at Comfort Inn. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Chestnut Ridge Road. Travel about three miles to New Germany Road. Turn left and travel two miles to the New Germany State Park entrance on left. Travel time about one hour from Morgantown and two hours from Pittsburgh.
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