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New Germany State Park

349 Headquarters Lane
Grantsville, MD 21536
(301) 895-5453

Location - The park is five miles southeast of Grantsville, in the heart of the Savage River State Forest.

New Germany State ParkPopular 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 Swauger.

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 $1/person).

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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