Greenbrier State Park, Boonsboro

#27 of 43 in Nature in Maryland
Greenbrier State Park is a Maryland state park on South Mountain in Washington County. The park is operated and maintained by the Maryland Park Service under the authority of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.Activities and amenitiesThe park has a visitor center which is open year-round, and a nature center which is open during the summer.Park activities include camping, fishing, boat launch and rentals, swimming, hiking, picnicking, mountain biking and hunting.TrailsGreenbrier State Park contains 10 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.Greenbrier LakeFully contained within the park is Greenbrier Lake, a 42-acre man-made freshwater lake. The lake has a 1,000 foot beach, with a swim area that gradually reaches a depth of 6 feet.Fishing for trout, bass, or bluegill is permitted on the lake, with a state-issued license required for those 16 or older.WildlifeAnimals that live in Greenbrier State Park include deer, foxes, squirrels, skunks, raccoons, black bears, frogs, snakes, turtles, fish, and birds.
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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 »
  • 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.
  • Was extremely cold during our visit. Location has a great sandy beach on the lake, plenty of picnic tables and grills and nice open fields. Looks like a great location for large family outings. Bathrooms are closed in the winter though so portapotty's are you're only option.
  • Nice area to swim, boat, and hike. It was a little cold out today for any of that. We just went there to support our daughter-in-law. She went there to do the polar bear pulge.
  • Nice trail around the lake. It was a cold day and the lake was frozen over. Very pretty.
  • Best place to swim in a lake. Been going there since 1974, it's only improved over time. Come for the lake stay for the boat rentals.

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