What to do in Greenbrier State Park

Located in the Appalachian Mountains, rock outcrops and "mountain stones" found at Greenbrier show much of the earth's geologic history. This 1,288-acre state park offers many recreational opportunities. The man-made freshwater lake offers swimming, sunbathing, boating and fishing opportunities. There are also hiking trails which meander through a variety of wildlife habitats and afford a view of the area's geological history. Picnic tables and grills and playgrounds are available in the day use area.

Greenbrier is a multi-use park providing many kinds of recreation. The 42-acre man-made lake and beach draw many visitors who enjoy swimming, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, interpretive programs and nature study. As with most of Maryland's State Parks, a park map is available at the park office.

Visitors interested in nature will find Greenbrier State Park well-suited to their pursuits. A wide variety of birds, animals, fish, turtles, frogs and snakes can be found in the park. In addition, visitors can enjoy many different species of wildflowers and trees.

The Appalachian Trail passes near the park.

Recreation
With over 1,200 acres of land available for recreation and refreshment, Greenbrier State Park has an outdoor activity to fit nearly all tastes. Visitors will find a boat launch, boat rental, cross-country skiing, camp fire programs, campsites, camp store, dump station, concession, fishing, flatwater canoeing, hiking trail, hunting, picnicking, two small playgrounds, lake swimming, visitor center, and mountain biking. Tubing is allowed in the park; no fee.

Location
The park is approximately ten miles east of Hagerstown on US Highway 40. The park is also accessible via Interstate 70 from the Myersville, Beaver Creek, or Hagerstown exits.

Climate
Maryland has four distinct seasons with spring and fall being particularly pleasant with low humidity and mild temperatures. The average January temperature ranges between 30 and 34 degrees F (-1 to 1 C) with July averages ranging between 74 degrees F and 80 degrees F. Typically, coastal temperatures are slightly warmer then the western Appalachian Plateau area. Travelers should be aware that winters can become miserably cold and summers can be hazy, hot and humid with afternoon thundershowers.

Address
21843 National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713-9535

Phone: 301-791-4767

Fax: 301-791-0962

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