New Germany State Park

 ALERT: 3-20-2020 - The safety and well-being of our staff and visitors to Maryland State Parks is our top priority and we take that responsibility very seriously. With that in mind, Maryland State Parks and trails will remain open at this time; however, staff will be taking extra safety precautions to mitigate the risk of contact with the COVID-19 virus. All State Park buildings, cabins, campgrounds, playgrounds and shelters are closed to the public. All planned events and gatherings of groups larger than 10 people are cancelled through the end of April. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust operations as events warrant. This website will be updated as new information becomes available.​

New Germany State Park's EGGstreme Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 11 has been canceled. Those who mailed check donations will be contacted by the Friends of New Germany to discuss the return or alternative use of the funds.

Park ReservationsTrail by Lake at New Germany State Park
1-888-432-2267

Garrett County

New Germany State Park
349 Headquarters Lane
Grantsville MD 21536

Contact: 301-895-5453​
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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 paddling. There is no cell phone service at New Germany State Park. An emergency phone (911 ONLY) is available inside the Lake House at 403 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville, Maryland. A pay phone is also available at 474 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville, Maryland (across the road from New Germany Lake).

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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.​