Gathland State Park, Burkittsville

#39 of 43 in Nature in Maryland
Gathland State Park is located in Burkittsville. To visit Gathland State Park and other attractions in Burkittsville, use our Burkittsville travel planner .
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  • We live about a mile from the State Park, which is along a paved road that transects the Appalachian Trail. The War Correspondents Memorial from the Cicil War is at the Park, along with other Structur...  more »
  • We enjoyed hiking a small section of the AP from this park. The small museum was interesting and a bittersweet reminder of the human condition. It was misty/rainy but still a good walk in the woods.  more »
  • As with Washington Monument State Park. the rain followed me south, however there some viewing to do. While at Washington Monument dale told me about two small museums at Gathland. The first is about ...  more »
  • This is a very pretty place that the Appalachian Trail cuts through. Plenty of parking that is safe. I have taken day hikes from here and camped overnight without worrying about the safety of my car. There is a very nice shelter on the trail for camping it is called the Crampton gap shelter. It is first come first serve and sleeps about 8 people but you might end up sharing it with thru hikers. I usually leave the shelter for them. They have certainly earned it. There are plenty of rustic campsites with fire rings made of rock and some have fixed benches and tent pads. There is also a shelter with a nice fireplace next to the parking lot but it is more for hikers to rest or for picnics. It has plenty of picnic tables.
  • Nice hikes. No good views. Good Mountain biking
  • It's a great place to walk and take in some scenery and history!
  • I came across this park by accident (I was lost and driving around aimlessly). I stopped to see what it was, and am definitely glad I did. There are some really cool historic attractions/information and access points to the Appalachian Trail, which I walked a couple of miles to check it out. Can't wait to return and explore more!
  • Loved the moment. Take time to look and read the signs. Theres a lot to see in such a nice park

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