Gambrill State Park

Middletown OverlookReservations

Contact: ​301-271-7574​

Hours: 8 a.m. to sunset, April-October
10 a.m. to sunset, November-March

Frederick County

Gambrill State Park
8602 Gambrill Park Road
Frederick MD 21702

Rock Run Campground Address: 8002 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick, MD 21702

Tea Room Address: 8346 High Knob Road, Frederick, MD 21702

Check Back Periodically for Upcoming Events!​

2022 Cunningham Falls & Gambrill State Park Brochure (Takes you from the DNR Website)​


Gambrill State Park is a beautiful mountain park, located on the ridge of the Catoctin Mountains in Frederick County. Its most popular feature is the 16 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The park is separated into two areas, the Rock Run area and the High Knob area. From the 1600-foot High Knob, three stone overlooks offer breathtaking views of the Frederick and Middletown Valleys, then continue to the northern reaches of the Shenandoah Mountains. The High Knob area also offers wooded picnic areas, three picnic shelters and a large stone lodge, called the Tea Room. The picnic shelters and the Tea Room are available for reservation. The Rock Run area offers a cozy family-style campground, a picnic area and a small pond for fishing. Gambrill State Park offers an accessible comfort station and campground building. For additional accessible amenities in Maryland State Parks, visit the Accessibility For All section of this website.​​​​​​​

Gambrill State Park Fishing Rodeo

Youth Fishing Rodeo - Saturday, April 15, 2023
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Rock Run Area - 8002 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick, MD 21702

Celebrate State Parks Week by ‘luring’ your budding anglers to Gambrill State Park for a Fishing Rodeo! 35 registered participants are invited to cast a line into the Rock Run Pond in hopes to catch the largest bass, bluegill and/or catfish. This event is free to attend with entry fee of $3 per vehicle for MD residents, $5 per vehicle for non-MD residents.


Due to lack of parking, the North Frederick Overlook is not reservable. The rental rate for an overlook is $25.

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