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BIG RUN STATE PARK, MD

Photo: BIG RUN STATE PARK
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Apr 19 2015   Later Dates
Site, Loop:YOUTH GROUP AREA, YOUTH GROUP AREA
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Reservation Window: Sun Apr 20 2014 – Sun Apr 19 2015


Check-in: 3:00 pm
  


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Check-out: 1:00 pm

Site Details:

  • Site Type: Group Camp
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • Site Access: Drive-In
  • Checkin Time: 3:00 pm
  • Checkout Time: 1:00 pm
  • Type of Use: Overnight
  • Min Num of People: 1
  • Max Num of People: 40
  • Pets Allowed: Y
  • Min Num of Vehicles: 1
  • Max Num of Vehicles: 6
  • Looking For Category: Group Site
Youth Group Site Area Waterless Restroom Facility

Alerts and Important Information

Area

QUIET HOURS:
Quiet time will be maintained in the campground from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.

CAMPING SEASON:
Big Run State Park is open for primitive camping year-round. However, there are no services provided during winter months, including snow removal. Winter/ cold-weather camping is permitted at your own risk.

CHECK-IN:
Campers are required to arrive and set up prior to 10 PM.

SITE AMENITIES:
The Youth Group Camping Area is primitive. The site contains a fire ring and picnic tables. Waterless restroom facilities are located within a short walking distance. There is no potable water at Big Run State Park. Big Run is a Trash-Free park– pack out what you pack in.

YOUTH GROUP CAMPING INFORMATION:

  • A valid Maryland DNR Youth Group Pass is required to reserve a designated Youth Group Camping Area. Nightly service charges apply.
  • The Maryland Park Service does not assume direct responsibility for the Youth Group. Permits may be cancelled and campers may be evicted for violation of park rules and regualtions.
  • There must be at least 1 adult leader for every 10 youths. Members of the leaders families or other non-group members will not be allowed to accompany the group except with advance permission from the Park Manager.
  • Youth Groups must be sponsored by a recognized organization and consist of juveniles 17 years of age and under. ID maybe required.
  • Additional Youth Group Pass Information can be found at:
    http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/youthcamp.asp

    NO ALCOHOL PERMITTED:
    No alcohol permitted in Youth Group camping area.

    VEHICLE and EQUIPMENT:
    Vehicles and camping equipment must remain on the campsite pad or driveway.

    BOATING:
    The Savage River Reservoir is adjacent to Big Run State Park. A boat launch area is available for small watercraft, including kayaks, canoes, and rowboats. Gas motors are prohibited. Swimming is prohibited.

    RANGER STATION:
    The Ranger Station for Big Run State Park is located at New Germany State Park, 349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville, Maryland 21536. Phone: 301-895-5453. Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, daily.

    PETS:
    Pets are permitted and must be kept on lease at all times.

    Additional Pet Policy Information can be found at:
    http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/pets.asp

    PARK EMERGENCIES:
    After office hours, Contact Park Watch: 1-800-825-PARK(7275), or 1-410-260-8888.

    FISHING:
    A valid Maryland fishing license is required for individuals 16 years of age or older. License may be purchased at the Ranger Station.

    WILDLIFE INFORMATION:
    The forest land around the park is home to black bears. They have been known to travel through the campground and picnic area looking for an easy meal. PLEASE do not leave any food unattended.

    FIREWOOD RESTRICTION:
    Due to the potential threat of the Emerald Ash Borer, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has prohibited the importation of personal firewood into all DNR owned and managed properties. Please DO NOT bring firewood with you from home when visiting a DNR property. Firewood is available for purchase at the Ranger Station.

    PRICING:
    Prices are subject to change without notice. Reservation fees and cancellation fees are non-refundable.

    Notes

    Area

    ADDITIONAL SERVICES:
    Additional services are located within 5-8 miles from Park.

    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.