Woodmont Natural Resources Management Area

 Situated seven miles southwest of Hancock, MD, the former Woodmont Rod & Gun Club comprises approximately 3,425 acres. In 1995, Woodmont was acquired by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and DNR entered into a unique partnership and lease agreement with the Izaak Walton League of America. The league formed a local Woodmont Chapter to manage the leased 1400 acres that includes the lodge, Camp Cleveland, lakes, and game farm. From October 1st to March 31st each year, the Chapter has exclusive use of the 1,400 acres and funds generated from their activities provide for the maintenance and operation of Woodmont and its conservation activities and programs. From April 1st to September 30th, DNR manages the public use of the 1,400 acres. The remaining 2,000 acres of the Woodmont property are open for public use on a year round basis. Hunting at the Woodmont NRMA is permitted. Contact Fort Frederick State Park for more information at 301-842-2155.