National Parks / Natural World

Fort Frederick State Park Big Pool

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Fort Frederick State Park
11100 Fort Frederick Road
Big Pool
MD
21711
Tel: 301 842 2155

Where are we going today?

Fort Frederick National Park offers an extensive colonial era experience, with restored barracks and fort buildings; fishing, boating and hiking opportunities on the rivers plus a traditional adventure playground suitable for kids of all ages.

The visitors' centre offers a short orientation film, historical mannequin exhibits and information about the region and is an excellent point at which to start your exploration.

Rustic camping and picnic grounds are also provided.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree entry
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

8am to sunset April to October; 10am to sunset November to March. Certain activities are permitted o

Any Top Tips?

Hike, bike and boat trail guides available online..

What people are saying?

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    a very cool place i have volunteered a few times there. i always look forward to going for my next time. if you are looking for something to do this it. ENJOY

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    We very much enjoyed the guide who took time out from renovation work to give us a verbal history of the fort and show us a room in one of the barracks. He truly had a passion for the fort's history.

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    The re-enactment is great. The campground is simple, but relaxing. The rangers are very friendly & helpful

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    One of my favorite spots in Western Maryland. So beautiful.

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