The Hunting Area is located within a hilly, wooded section of the park in western Washington County near the Potomac River. The Hunting Area is approximately 250 acres and is divided into three separate areas by the C&O Canal Towpath and CSX rail line. Hunting is by reservation only.
Fort Frederick State Park is open for deer archery hunting only. Be sure to consult your Maryland Guide to Hunting and Trapping for season dates and bag limits. Hunting is allowed Monday through Saturday. No hunting is allowed on Sundays.
Only archery equipment is allowed.
Hunting at Fort Frederick State Park is by reservation only. To reserve a permit hunters must contact the park office at 301-842-2155, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, at least two (2) weeks before the desired hunting date. Permit is good for a week. Each week is limited to five (5) hunters. Hunting is allowed Monday through Saturday. No hunting is allowed on Sundays.
Hunters must possess a valid Maryland Hunting License and any specialized stamp required to reserve a permit.
Reservations may be made after the third Wednesday in August.
The Hunting Area is a multi-use area. Hunters must be aware of other park users such as hikers, especially on the trails and be sure of the target and what is beyond.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)