Address 1: 11100 Fort Frederick Road
City: Big Pool
Open: Open from Apr through Oct
Number of Sites: 33
Full Hook: Yes
American history from the colonial period to the present can be discovered at Fort Frederick State Park. Our 585 acre park features a unique stone fort that served as Marylands frontier defense during the French and Indian War. The Fort’s stone wall and two barracks have been restored to their 1758 appearance. Historic exhibits are in the Fort, barracks, CCC Museum and Visitor Center. The park annually holds programs such as artillery firings, junior ranger, colonial childrens day and the 18th Century Market Fair. The park borders the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal passes through the park. The park also features a boat launch, campsites, camp store, fishing, flat water canoeing, a hiking trail, interpretive and educational programs, picnicking, a playground, and a shelter.
Camping is available on 29 unimproved sites which include a fire ring and picnic table. The family campground is first come, first served and includes portable toilets only. Four youth group campsites are available for organized youth groups.
Fort Frederick State Park is located in the Cumberland Valley, 18 miles west of Hagerstown and one mile south of I-70 near Big Pool (Rt. 56, Exit 12). The park is 88 miles from Baltimore and 81 miles from Washington, D.C.