Catoctin Mountain Park is a product of the Great Depression of the 1930s. If it was not for Camp David, this park most likely would not be well known. It is small compared to many others, I have been to ( Grand Canyon, Badlands, even Mount Rainier) It is open all year long. It is in the National Park System. Between the history (which I will blog later about) and the amazing hikes a person can not be bored.