Woodmont Natural Resource Management Area

​A Unique Partnership

Situated seven miles southwest of Hancock, MD, the former Woodmont Rod & Gun Club comprises approximately 3,425 acres.

In 1995, when the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) acquired this property, we entered into a unique partnership and lease agreement with the Izaak Walton League of America. The league formed a local Woodmont Chapter to manage the leased 1,400 acres that includes the lodge, Camp Cleveland, lakes, and game farm.

From October 1st to March 31st each year, the Chapter has exclusive use of the 1,400 acres and funds generated from their activities provide for the maintenance and operation of Woodmont and its conservation activities and programs. Click here to learn more about Limited Parcel Use.

From April 1st to September 30th, DNR manages the public use of the 1,400 acres.

The remaining 2,000 acres of the Woodmont property are open for public use on a year round basis.