Poplar Grove Youth Group Campground Campground and Camping

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About the Campground


Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Fire Rings
  • Parking
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Table
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Water Drinking


Peak Season
Apr 15 2010 -
Feb 28 2011
Peak Season
Apr 15 2011 -
Feb 29 2012

Alerts and Important Information Primitive tent camping for organized youth groups only. Group members must be under 18 years old and the activity must be sanctioned by a recognized organization (boy/girl scouts, 4-H, schools, churches etc.). Groups that include siblings and family members other than the actual group members are considered family groups and are not eligible to use Poplar Grove. Parent/child outings during which one parent accompanies each child are permitted. Groups using Poplar Grove must present a written roster listing (campers and leaders) to the ranger at check-in. Orientation and check-in by rangers is required before groups or any group members are permitted into Poplar Grove. Check-in at group's convenience at visitor center 1pm - 4:30 pm. Additional check in is offered at 8 pm sharp on Friday and Saturday from April 15 - December 1. Fire circle, charcoal grills and tables for 25 people are provided at each site. Entire poplar grove area shares pit toilet facilities, potable water from frost free hydrant and pavilion. One vehicle per site. Excess vehicles park approximately 1 mile from site. Equipment should be packed with this in mind. No vehicles are permitted on the site when the Manahan Road access is closed for the winter beginning in mid-November, however Poplar Grove is available by walk-in only from November - February 28 (29) when all gear is packed in and all trash packed out. Poplar Grove is closed from March 1 through April 15. The park has had periodic closures for security. Please contact the park or visit the website at www.nps.gov/cato, prior to your arrival to be advised of any restrictions Fires in grills or rings only. Dead and down wood may be collected for use in fire circles and grills. Alcohol, firearms, fireworks, generators and pets are prohibited. Quiet hours 10pm to 6am.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 21 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Poplar Grove Youth Group Campground
Campground Phone: 301-663-9388
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Location: Thurmont (near Hagerstown), MD
Phone: 301-663-9388

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Poplar Grove Youth Group Campground is a campground located in Hagerstown, Maryland. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

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