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A State Park Of Recreation

A State Park Of Recreation

Greenbrier is a multi-use park providing many kinds of recreation. The Appalachian Trail passes through the park. The 42-acre man-made lake and beach draw many visitors who enjoy swimming, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, fishing and hunting. As with most of Maryland's State Parks, a park map is available at the park office.
Located in the Appalachian Mountains, this state park offers many recreational opportunities. The man-made freshwater lake offers swimming, sunbathing, boating and fishing opportunities. There are also hiking trails, which meander through a variety of wildlife habitats and afford a view of the area's geological history. Picnic tables and grills and playgrounds are available in the day-use area.
A portion of the Appalachian Trail enters the eastern edge of the park on Bartman's Hill.
(BOLD)Features:
Camping, boat launch, boat rental, camp store, flat water canoeing, hiking trails, picnic area, playground, swimming May-September (lifeguards Memorial Day to Labor Day), mountain biking and hunting. All persons 15 years old or younger are required to wear helmets while cycling in Maryland.
Fishing - The 42-acre freshwater lake is stocked with trout, largemouth bass and bluegill. A Maryland Angler's License is required for all fishermen 16 years of age or older. All Maryland fishing laws apply. Fishing with live minnow bait is not permitted.
Things to see - Visitors interested in nature will find Greenbrier State Park well-suited to their pursuits. A wide variety of birds, animals, fish, turtles, frogs and snakes can be found in the park. In addition visitors can enjoy many different species of wildflowers and trees.
Geology - Greenbrier State Park is located in the Appalachians, one of the earth's oldest mountain ranges. Rock outcrops found at Greenbrier show much of the earth's geologic history.
Camping - There are 165 campsites offering conveniently located bathhouses with hot showers. Each campsite is equipped with a table, fire ring and parking area. Fires must be kept inside the fire rings. Dump station available. Forty sites have electric hookups. Reservations may be made by calling 1-888-432-CAMP (2267). Seniors Citizens with a valid Golden Age Pass receive a half price discount on camping when staying Sunday through Thursday. Click here for camping season beginning and ending dates, and camping and shelter service charges.
Gazebo Reservations - Greenbrier has four lakefront gazebos available for rent. Gazebos are $74 for a full day plus the day use entry fee. Included is a $10 non-refundable reservation service charge. For additional information and to make a gazebo reservation, call the park at 301-791-4767.
Youth Group Camping - Youth group camping is available at Washington Monument State Park. There is a $15 reservation service charge in addition to a $2 per camper service charge. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 1-888-432-CAMP (2267). Call the park directly for additional information at (301) 791-4767.
Pets - Pets are prohibited in all developed areas of the park. Pets on a leash are permitted in the undeveloped areas only, however, they cannot be transported through the park area to gain access. Access to the undeveloped areas can be obtained from the parking lots on Mountain Laurel Road or Greenbrier Road.
(BOLD)Trail Guide
The Greenbrier State Park Trail Guide, complete with a topographical map of the hiking and biking trails, is available for sale at park headquarters.
(BOLD)Day Use
* Park open 8am to sunset.
* Day Use Service Charges: Memorial Day-Labor Day: weekdays $3 per person, weekends/holidays $4 per person; Labor Day-Memorial Day $3 per vehicle; May and September weekends $3 per person. Out-of-state residents add $1 to all day use service charges.
* Seniors and disabled persons with pass and children in car seats are free.
* Pets are prohibited.
Greenbrier State Park offers an accessible visitors' center, picnic areas, and campsites. A beach wheelchair is also available. For additional accessible amenities in Maryland State Forests and Parks, visit the Accessibility For All section of this website.
Greenbrier State Park is located in Boonsboro Maryland Directions:
From the East: Take I-70 west to exit 42. Bear right onto Rt. 17 north (follow signs). Go into the center of Myersville and Rt. 17 will turn right. Follow Rt. 17 to the flashing lights at the intersection of Rt. 40. Turn left onto Rt. 40 west. Follow for three miles and the park is on the left.
From the West: Take I-70 east to exit 35. Bear right onto Rt. 66 (follow signs). Go straight to the stoplight at the intersection of Rt. 40. Turn left onto Rt. 40 east. Follow for two miles and the park is on the right.
Greenbrier State Park
21843 National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713-9535
301-791-4767
Call 1-888-432-CAMP(2267) for reservations

Source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources, www.dnr.state.md.us

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