Woodmont Natural Resources Management Area

Woodmont Lodge

Contact: 301-842-2155

Washington County

Woodmont NRMA
c/o Fort Frederick State Park
11100 Fort Frederick Road
Big Pool MD 21711​

11761 Woodmont Rd.
Hancock, MD 21750

ALERT 6-19-2020: – Woodmont Natural Resources Management Area remains OPEN during the Governor’s Safer at Home public health advisory to allow for outdoor recreation. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reaffirming the need for members of the public who engage in outdoor recreation to follow all guidelines in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The department website includes a guide to social distancing and safe outdoor activity.


The safety and well-being of our staff and visitors to Maryland State Parks is our top priority and we take that responsibility very seriously. With that in mind, Maryland State Parks, campgrounds, picnic areas, shelters and trails are open at this time; however, staff will be taking extra safety precautions to mitigate the risk of contact with the COVID-19 virus. This includes the implementation of enhanced cleaning protocols at all of the parks’ restrooms. All other State Park buildings are closed to the public. All planned daily programming, and special events are cancelled through the end of July. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust operations as events warrant. This website will be updated as new information becomes available.

For the Department of Natural Resources Issued Guidance on Governor Hogan’s Stay at Home Order please visit:

​New Self Guided Activities!

An Activity Booklet for the Western Maryland Rail Trail and Woodmont Natural Resources Management Area are now available online. Some of these you can do at home while others you need to come see us at the park. Please print them out before you visit. If you have any questions or would like to share pictures or thoughts on your experience please call the park at (301) 842-2155 or send us an email at fortfrederick.statepark@maryland.gov​. We hope you enjoy this Activity Booklet, and hope to see you soon!

Click here to go to the Self Guided Activities for WMRT and WDMT.​​

Formerly the Woodmont Rod & Gun Club property, the 3,425-acre Woodmont Natural Resource Management Area near Hancock offers opportunities for hiking, hunting, mountain biking, bird watching, and horseback riding. 2,000 acres are open year round and an additional 1,400 acres are open seasonally.


Interesting Facts

Woodmont LodgeThe 18,745 sq. ft. Woodmont Lodge offers a panoramic view of West Virginia and the Potomac River.​​​​​​​​​​

Six U.S. Presidents, various senators and congressmen, Babe Ruth, Gene Tunney, Amos & Andy, and Richard Mellon are among the many famous and influential guests of Woodmont Lodge.

Several of the stream valleys on the property are underlain with the rock type which forms shale barrens, a unique habitat often harboring rare plant or insect life.

Several of the stones used in the fireplaces came from historical sites and people. One of the stones came from the stone walls of Fort Frederick while another was a surveyor’s stone used by George Washington.