New Germany State Park
Grantsville, MD 21536
Location - The park is five miles
southeast of Grantsville, in the heart of the Savage River State
Popular for picnicking and camping, New
Germany State Park lies within the boundaries of Savage River State
Forest. The 13-acre lake was formed when Poplar Lick Run was dammed
for mill operation. This impoundment, known as Swauger's Mill Dam, was
named for mid-nineteenth century sawmill and gristmill builder, John
Boat launch, boat rental, cabins, cross country skiing, camp fire
programs, camp sites, snack bar, dump station, fishing, flat water
canoeing, hiking trail, historic interest, picnic table & grills,
shelters, swimming, nature center.
Day Use - There is a $2/person service
charge for the day use area Memorial Day - Labor Day on weekends and
holidays; $3/person during ski season (out-of-state visitors add
Camping - There are 39 reservable
individual campsites. Modern bathhouses also have hot water showers.
Nine additional overflow campsites are available near the park
entrance on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cabins - Eleven cabins are available,
all furnished and equipped with electricity, bathrooms with showers,
minimal bedding (no linens), fireplaces and kitchens. Linens are
available for rent at $5 per set.
Shelters - A reservation service charge
applies to all pavilion rentals. Parties using shelters are not
exempt from the day use service charge.
Boating - Rowboats, paddle boats and
kayaks may be rented for use on the lake. Gasoline or fuel powered
vessels are not permitted.
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