Fort Frederick State Park

State: Maryland

Address 1: 11100 Fort Frederick Road

City: Big Pool

Zip: 21711

Phone: 301-842-2155

Open: Open from Apr through Oct

Number of Sites: 33

Camp URL:

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 Maryland’s 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 children’s 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.