Catoctin Mountain Dog Policy

Catoctin Mountain Park is Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Catoctin Mountain Park encompasses a recreation area in second growth forests, and offers outdoor activites such as hiking, rock climbing, fishing, and cross country skiing.

Catoctin Mountain Park is fairly dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on trails and in the main campground while on a leash. Dogs are not allowed on rock formations/rocking climbing, some campgrounds, inside buildings, and are not allowed to be left unattended.

Note: Catoctin Mountain Park used to run the BARK Ranger program, but as of early 2023, it is not running the program. They plan to announce on their social media accounts when they're back up and running on the program.

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Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed on trails while on a leash no logner than 6'. Note that dogs are not allowed on rock formations.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in the main campground, Owens Creek Campground, while on a leash.

Campground Dogs Allowed? # Dog Friendly Sites Equipment
Adirondack Shelters No Reservations/Info
Camp Misty Mount No Reservations/Info
Camp Round Meadow No Reservations/Info
Owens Creek Campground Yes 51 RV, Tent, Trailer Reservations/Info
Poplar Grove Youth Group Campground No Car, Tent, Trailer Reservations/Info
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