Washington Monument State Park

Overview

Washington Monument State Park is eponymously named for the 34-foot-tall monument-tower honoring the "Father of Our Country," George Washington, which rests on South Mountain's Monument Knob. Though the monument is nearly two centuries old, the park itself is less than half that, and gives visitors access to the famous Appalachian Trail, as well as nature-watching and picnicking opportunities. South Mountain State Battlefield and an on-site museum offer much for history buffs and sightseers alike.

Information

Birdwatchers will find migrating raptors like hawks, falcons, and eagles in early fall. Youth group camping is available from early April through mid-November. Picnicking is available both on sites with tables and grills, or by renting shelters for larger groups

Price range

Assateague Campground Charges range from $27.49 to $38.49 per night. Janes Island Campground Charges range from $21.49 to $86.75 per night. Martinak Campground Charges range from $18.49 to $76.75 per night. Pocomoke River Campground Charges range from $21.49 to $176.75 per night (the high-end is for shelters). Tuckahoe Campground Charges range from $21.49 to $56.75 per night. Wye Island Campground Charges range from $175 to $350 per day.

Best time to visit

Parks hours are from 8:00am to Sunset (April to October), and 10:00am to Sunset (November to March).

Near by POI

Stoney Creek Farm, located near Antietam, the American Civil War battlefield and the Appalachian Trail is a historical, still-operating farm. The Maryland Theatre seats 1,300 guests, and showcases all kinds of performing arts, comedy acts, children's shows, and other events.

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