Greenbrier State Park, Boonsboro

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Greenbrier State Park is a public recreation area located on South Mountain near Boonsboro in Washington County, Maryland, USA. The state park has camping, hiking trails and a 42acre man-made lake. It is managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.Activities and amenitiesThe park offers camping, fishing, boat launch and rentals, swimming, hiking, picnicking, mountain biking and hunting. The park's visitor center is open year-round, its nature center seasonally.TrailsGreenbrier State Park contains ten maintained trails: Bartman Hill Trail, Big Red Trail, Camp Loop Trail, Copperhead Trail, Green Trail, Marked Mile, Rock Oak Fire Trail, Snelling Fire Trail, Water Tank Trail, and Yellow Trail. Trail difficulties range from easy to strenuous, and lengths range from.4mi to 4.5mi. All trails are open to hikers, and most are open to mountain bikes. In addition, the Appalachian Trail crosses a corner of the park and can be accessed from the Bartman Hill Trail.LakeGreenbrier Lake is a 42-acre, man-made lake with 1000ft beach and swimming area that gradually reaches a depth of six feet. Fishing for trout, bass, or bluegill is permitted on the lake, with a state-issued license required for those 16 or older.In the newsIn 1995, two rare albino deer were spotted in the park. In 2008, the park received a federal grant for $130,000 to build concrete culverts to allow box turtles to safely cross Keadle Road within the park. The pilot program was the first of its kind in the United States.
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  • I have come here 2 times just for a day out of the house-once with family and once with my spouse. Both times were well worth the park admission and a lot of fun. It does get crowded during peak times...  more »
  • We reserved a campsite on Cedar Loop which is pet friendly and has electric. Nice site but found makeup on site pad from previous campers. The site should have been cleaned up after each camper. It wa...  more »
  • Safe swimming for the kids and a good range of walking trails. Plenty of seating and a playground. A good day out.  more »
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  • I love Maryland's state parks! They are all different due to their location and Greenbrier is one of the more popular parks. There are hiking trails and a man made lake with a beach for the summer. The park is insanely popular during the summer and anyone planning a visit should arrive very early as they reach capacity quickly, especially on holidays.
  • Rude staff, camp sites way too close, extremely dirty swimming area, very overcrowded. Chances of catching a fish extremely low. DO NOT recommend going for any reason. Much better places to go close by for a day of fishing or weekend of camping.
  • Great park, nice lake, even in winter. Visitor's center was a nice place to defrost and use their clean restrooms. Lots of trails. Didn't get a chance to check out the camping spots but will this summer.
  • Great location, with a nice Beach and great trail. Always well maintained, the Park Service does a nice job, and supports many local trail races.
  • Very nice camping park . Hiking/biking trails. Close to the AP Trail. Also has a beach area.
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