Greenbrier State Park, Boonsboro

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Greenbrier State Park is a public recreation area located on South Mountain near Boonsboro in Washington County, Maryland, USA. The state park has camping, hiking trails and a 42acre man-made lake. It is managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
The park offers camping, fishing, boat launch and rentals, swimming, hiking, picnicking, mountain biking and hunting. The park's visitor center is open year-round, its nature center seasonally.
TrailsGreenbrier State Park contains ten maintained trails: Bartman Hill Trail, Big Red Trail, Camp Loop Trail, Copperhead Trail, Green Trail, Marked Mile, Rock Oak Fire Trail, Snelling Fire Trail, Water Tank Trail, and Yellow Trail. Trail difficulties range from easy to strenuous, and lengths range from.4mi to 4.5mi. All trails are open to hikers, and most are open to mountain bikes. In addition, the Appalachian Trail crosses a corner of the park and can be accessed from the Bartman Hill Trail.
LakeGreenbrier Lake is a 42-acre, man-made lake with 1000ft beach and swimming area that gradually reaches a depth of six feet. Fishing for trout, bass, or bluegill is permitted on the lake, with a state-issued license required for those 16 or older.
In 1995, two rare albino deer were spotted in the park. In 2008, the park received a federal grant for $130,000 to build concrete culverts to allow box turtles to safely cross Keadle Road within the park. The pilot program was the first of its kind in the United States.
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  • This was a hit for a family day, even if it's an hour from Montgomery County, MD, our boys (3 of them 5 and under) had the time of their life, it even got a "Best Day Ever" from our older ones. Greenb...  more »
  • They have a park area that has a lake/beach and some other facilities. In the summer it's usually packed, so I don't bother. They also have a large trail system, and you can access the trails without paying. So if you like hiking or mountain biking, it's a great little place. Also has some seasonal pools where you can find some unique wildlife, like blue spotted salamanders, but they are off the trail, so it's better to keep hiking/biking on the marked trails.
  • Nice place for family fun. Plenty of tables and also bungalows for rent. Nature trails and lake to go fishing. Part of the portion of the Appalachian Trail enters the eastern edge of the park.

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