Frederick and Western Maryland Sights

New Germany State Park

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

Published 10/21/2013

Fodor's 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.

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

Published 10/21/2013


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