The MASON DIXON TRAIL
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CAMPING ON THE MASON-DIXON TRAIL
Although there may be some places where a backpacker could leave no trace and bivouac, in general, overnight camping on the M-DT is limited to areas where the trail traverses state parks or forests.
Established campgrounds are in:
Gifford Pinchot State Park (York County, PA) – Campground is open from the second Saturday in April until the third Sunday in October. Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-PA-PARKS up to 11 months in advance. Walk up registration is also available. The M-DT passes close by the campground. Campground phone number is 717/292-4112.
PP&L Otter Creek Campground (York County, PA) – 1101 Furnace Road, Airville PA 17302. Phone: 717/862-3628 or 877-33-OTTER. M-DT passes right through the campground.
Susquehanna State Park (Harford County, MD) – Mailing address: 3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Road, Jarretsville MD 21084. Reservations required. Phone 410/557-7994. Closed in winter. Campground is about a mile from the trail.
Scout Groups may receive permission to camp at Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation
(Harford County, MD). For information write:
Baltimore Area Council
701 Wyman Park Drive
Baltimore, MD 21211