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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.


GATHLAND STATE PARK, MD

Photo: GATHLAND STATE PARK
Status: Open through Sun Oct 26 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Apr 17 2015   Later Dates
 

Description

History blended with recreation...This site was once the mountain home of George Alfred Townsend, a Civil War journalist. It features a unique collection of buildings and structures that Townsend designed and constructed, some of which have been restored. A major attraction is a large, stone monument dedicated to war correspondents. The Appalachian Trail traverses this day-use park and passes the monument base. Shelter is available to accommodate up to 100 for gatherings.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Museum
  • Restrooms
Alerts and Important Information
WASHINGTON MONUMENT STATE PARK (12 MILES)

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.40361, -77.64111
39°24'13"N, 77°38'28"W

Located approximately 7 miles South of Boonsboro. From I-70 West take exit 49 (Middletown). At the light turn left onto alternate Rt. 40. Follow Rt. 40 approximately 11 miles to Rt. 67. Turn Left (South) on Rt. 67 for approximately 7 miles. Turn left on Gapland Road. Follow Gapland Road for approximately 3 miles. Park is on top of the mountain. At fork in road, bear left for parking lot.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

GATHLAND STATE PARK
900 Arnoldstown Road
Burkittsville MD 21718

Phone Number:

Information: 3017914767