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Fall and Winter Camping in MD State Parks:
Many Maryland State Parks offer fall and winter primitive RV camping opportunities. Additional information can be found at:
2014 Reservation/Transaction Fees:
In addition to the park facility use fee, there is a nightly reservation/transaction fee. Internet reservations, the per night fee is $4.56. Call Center, the per night fee is $4.61. Walk-In transactions at the park, the per night fee is $4.51. Reservation/Transaction Fees are Non-Refundable.
The Gratitude of Maryland State Parks:
NOT A SHELTER: Cardinal Picnic Area and Pheasant Run Picnic Area is only an open picnic area. There is NO SHELTER available. Please be aware of this when making reservation.
SENECA CREEK STATE PARK, MD
Escape daily hustle and bustle of the city and seek the solitude of nature! This day-use park, with a 90-acre lake for boating and fishing, also features picnic areas, rental picnic pavilions, recycled tire playground, and a disc golf course. The Schaeffer Farm Trail Area offers 12 miles of marked trails for hiking and mountain biking. For the more adventuresome hiker, the 16.5-mile Seneca Creek Greenway Trail follows the entire course of the river. Historical sites include a mill and a one-room schoolhouse.
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Alerts and Important InformationALCOHOL POLICY:
The consumption or possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage will be prohibited in all state park areas with the exception of interior areas of full-service cabins and motorhomes. Permits may be issued upon request by the Park Manager for special events operating under a use agreement.
Alcohol permits will only be issued through a reservation for a designated shelter, or other approved facility. A $35 fee will be charged for each alcohol permit. Permits may be revoked for cause by Park Manager, their designee or a Natural Resources Police Officer.
Internet shelter reservations requiring an alcohol permit will need to contact the Call Center at 1-888-432-2267, Mon-Fri, 8 am - 8 pm to make your reservation.
For additional alcohol policy information, visit our web site at:
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From WASHINGTON, VIRGINIA AND OTHER POINTS SOUTH: I-270 NORTH TOWARDS FREDERICK. TAKE EXIT # 10, CLOPPER ROAD (MD ROUTE # 117 WEST). BEAR TO YOUR RIGHT AT THE LIGHT. CONTINUE THROUGH SIX STOP LIGHTS (APPROX. 2 MILES). SENECA CREEK STATE PARK IS ON THE LEFT.
FROM FREDERICK, PENNSYLVANIA AND POINTS NORTH: I-270 SOUTH TOWARDS WASHINGTON, DC TAKE EXIT # 11, (MD ROUTE # 124 WEST). AT THE LIGHT BEAR RIGHT, GO TWO MORE LIGHTS, TURN RIGHT ON TO CLOPPER ROAD. THE PARK IS APPROXIMATELY 1.5 MILES ON THE LEFT.
Mailing Address:SENECA CREEK STATE PARK
11950 Clopper Road
GAITHERSBURG MD 20878
Phone Number:Information: (301)924-2127