Thursday, April 21, 2016

Nature Fest is this Weekend!

Come celebrate Earth Day
at Catoctin Creek Park
this Saturday, 4/23/16!

Schedule of Events:

Throughout the Day:  
Face Painting*Crafts* 
*Nature Activities*Exhibitors*
Food Vendors* Silent Auction*

10 AM - 11 AM:  Bird walk 
10 AM - 12 PM:  Project Clean Stream
11 AM - 12 PM:  Hands-on-Snakes
12 PM -   2 PM:  Campfire Activities 
  1 PM -   2 PM:  Owl Moon Raptor Center

Project Clean Stream
is the same day!  Help 
clean up the creek and
then enjoy Nature Fest!
10 AM - 12 PM

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

New Hours

Plan to spend more time in the park!
Our longer hours started on April 1st:

Nature Center:  April to October
Mondays:  Closed
Tuesdays - Fridays:  12 pm - 6 pm
Saturdays:  10 am- 6 pm
Sundays:  12 pm - 6 pm

The grounds are open everyday from 
8 am to Sunset.  

Friday, March 25, 2016

April Programs

These programs are starting soon!  
For more information or to Register:  
Call 301-600-2936  or go to

Creek Chubs Club
#7344  10 - 10:45 AM
#7345  11:15 AM - 12 PM
Ages:  2-3
Classes: 4
Day:  Friday
Dates:  4/8, 4/29, 5/13, 5/27
Times:  See above
Fee:  $38 per parent/child pair

Signs of Spring
Ages:  3-5
Classes: 4
Day:  Thursdays in April
Dates:  4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28
Time:  1-2 pm
Fee:  $38 per parent/child pair

Rockin' Rocks & Fabulous Fossils
Ages:  6-12
Classes:  1
Day:  Sunday
Dates:  4/10
Time:  1-3 pm
Fee:  $12.00

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Map & Compass Class

Catoctin Creek Park still has room in this Sunday's . . .

Map & Compass Class

Whether you are going hiking, boating, fishing or hunting; you should always know how to get where you want to go. And even more important, how to return. This  program will teach you
the basics of how to read a map and use a compass. 
Then refine your skills as we hike around
the park. 

Program #:  6754
Date:  Sunday
Date:  3/13/15
Time:  1-3 PM
Ages:  8 and older
Fee:  $20 per parent/child pair

To register:  Call 301-600-2936  
Go to

Friday, March 4, 2016

Purple Martin Event

Purple Martin 
"Raise the Gourds" 
Saturday, March 12th, 10-11:30 AM

Purple Martins are starting to migrate north again! 
 Last year, a Purple Martin housing unit with nesting gourds was installed at the park.  The gourds were stored for the winter after the birds headed south. 
We invite you to help prepare the gourds and raise the gourd rack so they are ready when the Martins arrive in our area this spring.
Local experts from the Purple Martin Society will be on hand with plenty of information to share about these long-distance migrants.