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Frederick and Western Maryland Sights

New Germany State Park

  • 349 Headquarters La. Map It
  • Grantsville
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

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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.

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Sight Information


349 Headquarters La., , 25 mi southwest of Cumberland via I–68 and Lower New Germany Rd., Exit 24, Grantsville, Maryland, 21536, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $2 Memorial Day–Labor Day; $3 during ski season
  • Daily dawn–dusk


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