Monday, July 13, 2015

Family Campfire

Night Flying Insects Family Campfire
Saturday, July 18th
8-9:30 PM
Discover the nocturnal side of the park at our evening campfire! How many fireflies can you count?  Will you see the elusive Luna moth?   Come out and enjoy stories and games.  Take a short night hike before relaxing in front of the campfire.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. 

All Ages.  $4.00 per person.  Children under 3 are free.
To register:  Call 301-639-2936 or go to


Sunday, July 26th
10 - 11 AM
The Frederick County Nature Council
 invites you to join us and the 4-H Bug patrol
 for our annual butterfly count at Catoctin Creek Park.  
How many different varieties of butterflies 
can you spot in the park?
This program may be cancelled due to inclement weather
or weather unsuitable for finding butterflies.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Saturday, July 11th
1-3 PM
Join our experienced naturalist as we explore a local cave!
  Learn about the local geology and history of this hidden wonder.  Bring a water bottle, wear long pants, and be prepared to get a little dirty.  Sturdy close-toed footwear is a must!  Helmets and lights provided.  Cave tour (20 minutes) is mostly walking and stooping.  Cave temp is 54 degrees. 
 Trip will include a 2.5 mile round-trip hike along the C&O Canal.  Meet onsite.
Directions:  Go West on I-70 to Hagerstown.  Take Exit 28, Rte 632 Downsville Pike South for 5.1 miles.  At Downsville, turn left to continue south on Dam #4 Road approximately 1.8 miles to parking area at the Dam.

Preregistration Required:  $10 per person   13+ years
To register call 301-600-2936 or go to 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Summertime Bird Walk

Bird Walk
Sunday, July 19th
10 AM - 12 PM
Please join  Keith & Beth Hamilton of 
Wild Birds Unlimited
 during their quarterly bird walk at Catoctin Creek Park.
Wear sturdy footwear, bring a water bottle, and 
binoculars if you have them.  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Eco Adventure Camps

Are you looking for a fun-filled camp for your children?

Join our Eco Adventure Camp at Catoctin Creek Park for a summer filled with outdoor adventures. We have seven weeks of camp left - sign up for one or all of them!  Each week includes a nature theme plus core activities like creek walks, nature hikes, games, and archery. To register today: Call 301-600-2936 or visit us on the web at