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2014 Reservation/Transaction Fees:

In addition to the park facility use fee, there is a nightly reservation/transaction fee. Internet reservations, the per night fee is $4.56. Call Center, the per night fee is $4.61. Walk-In transactions at the park, the per night fee is $4.51. Reservation/Transaction Fees are Non-Refundable.


WASHINGTON MONUMENT STATE PARK, MD

Status: Closed through Thu Apr 02 2015
Max reservation window: Mon Dec 28 2015
6 site(s) found

Description

Honoring the first President of the United States, Boonsboro citizens erected the first monument to George Washington, a rugged stone tower, in 1827 on the mountainside now within the park. Other features include rental pavilions, playground and a portion of the Appalachian Trail. There are youth group campsites available by reservation. The park offers picnic shelters and playing fields. It's a superb park for bird watching because the Cumberland Valley is a migratory bird flyway. Birding enthusiasts gather for an annual count of migrating hawks and eagles at the monument.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
Alerts and Important Information
ALCOHOL POLICY:

The consumption or possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage will be prohibited in all state park areas with the exception of interior areas of full-service cabins and motorhomes.

Alcohol permits will only be issued through a reservation for a designated shelter, or other approved facility. A $35 fee will be charged for each alcohol permit and must be obtained 1-day out prior to arrival. Permits may be revoked for cause by Park Manager, their designee or a Natural Resources Police Officer.

Internet shelter reservations requiring an alcohol permit will need to contact the Call Center at 1-888-432-2267, Mon-Fri, 8 am - 8 pm to make your reservation.

For additional alcohol policy information, visit our web site at:
http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/alcoholfaq.asp

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.49833, -77.62556
39°29'54"N, 77°37'32"W

LOCATED TWO MILES EAST OF BOONSBORO. FROM 1-70 W. TAKE EXIT 49 (MIDDLETOWN). AT THE LIGHT TURN LEFT ONTO ALTERNATE RT. 40. FOLLOW RT. 40 APPROXIMATELY 9 MILES TO MONUMENT ROAD (ACROSS FROM SOUTH MOUNTAIN INN) TURN RIGHT ONTO MONUMENT ROAD FOLLOW TO PARK ENTRANCE. FROM I-70 E. TAKE EXIT 35, TURN RIGHT ONTO RT. 66. FOLLOW TO BOONSBORO TURN LEFT ONTO ALTERNATE RT. 40. FOLLOW ALT. 40 THROUGH TOWN OF BOONSBORO. TAKE LEFT ONTO MONUMENT ROAD (ACROSS FROM SOUTH MOUNTAIN INN) FOLLOW TO PARK ENTRANCE, APPROXIMATELY ONE MILE.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WASHINGTON MONUMENT STATE PARK
6620 Zittlestown Road
Middletown  MD  21769

Phone Number:

Information:  3017914767
Photo: WASHINGTON MONUMENT STATE PARK