Catoctin Mountain Park

Catoctin Mountain Park

Nature & Wildlife in Catoctin Mountain

Plants

Over 750 species of vascular plants have been documented in Catoctin Mountain Park, including 60 species of trees. Although no Federally listed rare or endangered plants occur within the park, there are numerous State of Maryland listed threatened and endangered species. Many of the plants found in Catoctin are ...

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Animals

In an area of the country that is rapidly being converted to shopping centers, houses, and pavement, Catoctin Mountain Park serves as a virtual oasis for a number of animals. This 5,810 acre forested ecosystem is habitat to more than 280 species of animals. A short walk on one ...

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Natural World

Environmental Factors There are many environmental factors, natural and human caused, that affect Catoctin Mountain Park. Situated at the tail end of the Blue Ridge mountains, the park is within 60 miles of Washington D.C. and in close proximity to other large cities. Being close to urban areas can have ...

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Geology

Natural Features & Ecosystems There are many unique natural features that can be discovered within the boundaries of Catoctin Mountain Park. Part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Catoctin supports outstanding examples of fresh water streams, eastern hardwood forest, and geologic formations. Continue further to learn more about the natural features ...

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