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Gambrill State Park

Frederick, MD 21702
+1 301-271-7574
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Good hiking

AT trail is accessible at the top overlook area. Some short but strenuous trails about midway up... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
Kim D
Inexpensiove place to stay in Frederick MD

We enjoy camping in the great outdoors. This is not it. We went here because it was close to work... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Shmuel B
Olney, Maryland
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Frederick, MD 21702
+1 301-271-7574
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

AT trail is accessible at the top overlook area. Some short but strenuous trails about midway up the road. Camping area with small pond. Best thing are the overlooks on a clear day and history of the park

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We enjoy camping in the great outdoors. This is not it. We went here because it was close to work and we could get out and set up quickly for a quiet weekend in the woods. I would describe the camping spots similar to camping...More

1  Thank Shmuel B
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nice hiking trails with great views. Unfortunately, just a little to close to Dulles airport flight patterns and I70 traffic noise.

1  Thank Bayernb0y
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Minutes from downtown Frederick, affords great hiking mountain biking and beautiful campsites. Restrooms are clean and it's pet friendly. A little piece of heaven just 20 minutes out of town.

Thank gaye s
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great simple to follow trail system for hiking, trail running, or Mountain biking. They also have a great facility at the top of the mountain (the Tea Room) to rent out for events. There are also some shelters to rent out for picnics and a...More

Thank billykeyc
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stayed here twice in July so that the dog and I could do some hiking. They have some really nice trails. The Rangers that I had contact with were above and beyond helpful and friendly. Both camp sites that I had were nice, had one...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Came here for Park Quest and was impressed with how well the trails were marked and how beautiful the scenery is here. There were natural play areas for the kids and amazing overlooks. Got some great family pics here. Take advantage of your state parks,...More

Thank Stroupertrooper
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We needed a place to stay near Frederick with our pop-up to visit some family on our way to PA. So glad we chose this park. We stayed in the campground 2 nights. It was very well maintained and restrooms were clean. Plenty of hot...More

1  Thank diaq
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

It was a really clear day, so I took my friend up to the overlook and wasn't disappointed. It is so beautiful there. It's a shame that people continue to vandalize that area, but the park service does a great job keeping it clean. The...More

Thank adam h
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Gambrill State Park offers a serene and scenic location atop Catoctin Mountain on the eastern-edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Largely built by the CCC during the Great Depression, Gambrill features several beautifully-crafted stone and wooden structures (observation platforms, picnic pavilions, visitor center, and the...More

Thank Jody B
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Linda K
13 June 2016|
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Response from bj2kb | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay. I did a drive through the sites yesterday. #16 is one of the larger sites and is a pull through. Very nice. I don't drive an rv, but it looks like a 22 wouldn't be a problem