Picnic Shelters

Park shelter reservations are currently open. All new shelter reservations taken through December will be required to adhere to 25% capacity and the state/local physical distancing protocols at that time.

There is a new Special Request Form required that must be completed prior to an approved reservation. Please review the modified shelter capacities below when planning for your reservation.

Please review the modified shelter capacities below when planning for your reservation.

Reservations


Shelter reservations can be made one year in advance of the desired reservation date

Reservation Times


Picnic shelters are available between 8am-8pm, April-October, unless the park closes at sunset. Parks that close at sunset include Catoctin Creek, Buckeystown, Loy's Station, Old National, Urbana District and Utica. 

Picnic shelters are available between 8am-5pm, November-March.

Making a Reservation


  • Reserve online
  • To make a reservation by phone, please call 301-600-1646

Forms


  • Sales Permit
  • Special Request Permit (For special requests such as amplified music, tents larger than 240 square feet, trailered grills, etc.)
    Note: Please SUBMIT a Special Request Permit at least 10 or more business days PRIOR to the reservation date.

Recycling


Events at this facility serving food or drink AND expecting 200 or more persons in attendance must comply with State of Maryland Special Event Recycling legislation. For more information, please visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/EventRecycling.

Current Shelter Capacities at 25 or 25% Capacity (whichever is less)
Modified Shelter Capacities

How to Make Facility Reservations Online