New Germany State Park


Contact: 301-895-5453​
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​Garrett County

New Germany State Park
349 Headquarters Lane
Grantsville MD 21536

Hours: 8 am to Sunset

New Germany State Park’s visitors frequently call it a “best kept secret.” This mountain gem is nestled between the 2,900 ft. Big Savage Mountain to the east and the eastern Continental Divide along Meadow Mountain to the west. New Germany has diverse forests with ten miles of multi-use trails and a small lake suitable for fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating. There is no cell phone service at New Germany State Park. A pay phone is available at 474 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville, Maryland (across the road from New Germany Lake).

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Calendar of Events
Park Map​
Trails and Trail Map
Cabins and Camp Sites
​Lake Activites - Boating, Fishing, Swimming​
Lake House​​ and Snack Bar
Winter Activities​
Nature Center​
Self-guided Walking Tour​
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Reports​
Strategic Management Plan
Lake Sediment Presentation

Skiing comes to the “Maryland Alps” in 1940

Unloading for a good ski run, 1941Newspaper reporters in the 1940’s and 1950’s called this area “The Maryland Alps,” the place where winter was king - “Maryland’s first genuine winter sports area.” Can you identify this place? Here are a few more clues: “The first ski event south of the Mason and Dixon Line”, occurred here in 1941. In the 1950’s, this locale was called Maryland’s skiing mecca.” Give up? These accolades refer to present day New Germany State Park and Savage River State Forest, where in 1940, recreational skiing was as new and fresh as the first snowfall of that winter.​