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New Germany State Park

New Germany State Park Review

In the northern end of Savage River State Forest, this 455-acre park was established by German immigrants in the 19th century. The park contains stands of hemlocks and pines planted in the late 1950s and a 13-acre man-made lake. You can swim, fish, and boat here, although low water levels and a profusion of aquatic plants have made parts of the lake unusable. In winter the park's 8 mi of hiking trails are groomed for cross-country skiing. Picnic shelters, 39 campsites, and 11 rental cabins fully equipped for year-round use are also on-site along with a grand lake house that is suitable for weddings or meetings.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 349 Headquarters La., 25 mi southwest of Cumberland via I–68 and Lower New Germany Rd., Exit 24, Grantsville, MD, 21536 | Map It
  • Phone: 301/895–5453
  • Cost: $2 Memorial Day–Labor Day; $3 during ski season
  • Hours: Daily dawn–dusk
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  • Location: Grantsville

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