Monocacy NRMA

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Frederick County

Monocacy River Natural Resources Management Area
c/o Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

SERVICE ADVISORY:​ The trailhead parking lot at Route 28 will be closed on Saturday April 16 from 8 a.m. to Noon for a special event. The hiking trails are still open, and can be accessed from the Dr. Belt Trail (red trail) parking area at the end of Ed Sears Road.

Located in Frederick County, near Dickerson, Monocacy River Natural Resources Management Area is comprised of 1,800 acres of natural areas and farmlands along the Monocacy River. Recreational use is primarily hunting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding. Paths are unmarked. The Maryland Park Service does not rent horses, and only provides the trails as a means of recreation. Fishing access is available at parking areas at Park Mills Road and Route 28 road crossings of the Monocacy River. Pets are allowed in Monocacy NRMA​.