Catoctin Creek Nature Center

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Catoctin Creek Nature Center is situated amongst 138 acres of parkland located off of Sumantown Road, near Middletown and Jefferson, Maryland.

Nearly every aspect of the building’s construction is centered on the mission of the facility: to provide the public with education about the local environment and ecosystems. These values are reflected in the facility’s features, such as the vegetated green roof design, the geothermal HVAC system, and even the building’s ceilings and floors.

As an educational facility, the Nature Center is equipped with classrooms, hands-on displays, live animal displays, a playground, pavilion, trails, and other amenities necessary to provide services to the public.
  1. Catoctin Creek Park & Nature Center


    2929 Sumantown Road
    Middletown, MD 21769
    Ph: 301-600-2051

    Nature Center Hours


    Beginning July 18th, the Nature Center will be open to walk-in visitors (at 50% capacity and following the current state and local physical distancing guidelines). See modified schedule below to begin after July 18th.

    Sunday:
    12-5 pm
    Mon/Tues/Wed: Closed
    Thurs-Sat: 12-5 pm

    Park Hours


    8:00 am-Sunset

    Beginning July 1st, hours will be modified to:
    Sunday: 12 - 5pm
    Thurs-Sat: 10am - 5pm