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SOUTH MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
10, 000 acres. This long and narrow state park is on 40-mile-long South Mountain in west-central Maryland. Elevations are up to 2,000 feet. The park runs the entire length of the mountain in this state.
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Fine views are available from the ridge.
Activities: Hiking and backpacking are possible on the Appalachian Trail (see entry page 170), which traverses the park.
Camping Regulations: Camping is restricted to shelters along the Appalachian Trail and also a backpackers' camping area. No permits are required.
For Further Information: South Mountain State Park, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713.
In addition, 5,700-acre Catoctin Mountain Park, administered by the National Park Service, has two backcountry trail shelters available. A permit is required, with advance reservations not available. Primitive camping is prohibited elsewhere in the park. For more information contact Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788; (301)663-9388.