New Germany State Park RV & Campground Guide

Maryland

New Germany State Park

covers 483 acres adjacent to the Savage River State Forest in western Maryland. The park is in a mountainous area sandwiched between Big Savage Mountain to the east and Meadow Mountain to the west. Most of the park is covered in a dense forest. An artificial 13-acre lake sits in the center of the park at an elevation of 2,470 feet. The lake was formed in the late 1800s by damming Poplar Lick Run to create waterpower for local businesses; it was developed further by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s to create a recreation area. The closest community is Grantsville and the nearest city with a substantial population in Cumberland. 

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Weather
Spring 26-69 F
Summer 54-80 F
Fall 29-72 F
Winter 18-39 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in New Germany State Park

Many visitors to New Germany State Park opt to camp in RVs because these vehicles allow campers to pack everything they need for a comfortable visit. Search RVshare to find an RV to rent near New Germany State Park.

New Germany State Park

The campground at New Germany State Park offers 48 RV campsites. The sites allow privacy but are also spacious, and each site includes a grated fire ring and a large picnic table. Fresh drinking water is provided from spigots spaced throughout the campground. A dump station is available, allowing RV campers to empty their waste tanks. The bathhouse and restroom are combined in one building, giving easy accessibility to warm showers and flush toilets. To battle the cold in the early spring, late fall, and winter, a warming hut sits by the lake. You will also find a rec hall, swimming beach, and nature center within proximity to the lake. Visitors may rent boats at the concession stand next to the rec hall.

  • Water Hookup: No
  • Electric Hookup: 30 amps at two sites
  • Sewer Hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $18 to $28 per night

Double G RV Park

If you are looking for a more comfortable place to camp than New Germany State Park, consider Double G RV Park. The campground lies 34 miles west of the park and maintains 129 RV sites, which include fire rings and picnic tables at each campsite. A dump station is provided so that campers can empty their waste tanks. Bathhouses with warm showers and restrooms with flush toilets are provided by the park. A general store and a laundry facility are available for the use of all guests. The rec hall houses various games, and a volleyball court and a horseshoe pit provide added exercise for guests. Visitors enjoy free cable television access as well.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 20/30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $41 to $70 per night

Bumblebee RV Park and Campground

Bumblebee RV Park and Campground lies 26 miles west of New Germany State Park near Accident, MD. There are 35 RV campsites available at the campground, in which all sites are pull-through allowing quick and easy access. The campsites are spacious and well-maintained and there are fire rings and picnic tables available at each site. Trees provide shade for the entire campground. Spaced throughout the park are bathhouses with warm showers and restrooms with flush toilets. Potable water is available at several sites along the park road.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 15.20/30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $45 to $50 per night

RV Rentals Near New Germany State Park

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Restaurants

What to Do at
New Germany State Park

Inside New Germany State Park

People seek New Germany State Park to relieve the pressures that build during urban life. The entire park is gorgeous no matter what season you arrive. There are 10 miles of trails that handle both hikers and bicyclists. Trails wind in and out of the forests covering the area with a mix of evergreen and deciduous trees. Hiking, biking, swimming, boating, fishing, and cross-country skiing are among the favorite activities enjoyed by visitors. 

Outside New Germany State Park

With the park sandwiched between small and large towns, visitors to the park find plenty of activities in communities outside its borders. Businesses thrive in the area. Restaurants of diverse cuisines, shops that offer sometimes outrageous products, and museums and companies that provide excitement abound in the area. 

Restaurants

The Cornucopia Cafe

Fourteen miles west of New Germany State Park, there is an old-fashioned food spot called The Cornucopia Cafe. The breakfasts are second to none. Try the mixed berry crepes or the French toast muffin.

Type: American

Location: 146 Casselman Road, Grantsville, MD 21536

Penn Alps Restaurant and Craft House

To enjoy a buffet breakfast, lunch, or dinner, drop by Penn Alps Restaurant and Craft House. This is where you will find filling meals of fried chicken, roast beef, pork chops, or baked fish.

Type: American

Location: 125 Casselman Road, Grantsville, MD 21536

Hen House Restaurant

Another eatery near New Germany State Park is the Hen House Restaurant. This restaurant has a wholesome menu that includes oysters, crab, braised beef, and roasted chicken. The staff only uses locally grown herbs and vegetables to compliment the meat plates.

Type: American

Location: 18072 National Pike, Frostburg, MD 21532

The Casselman Inn and Restaurant

The Casselman Inn and Restaurant features cuisine that is built around a Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish background. Expect homemade bread, pies, and entrees. The basic menu includes entrees such as homemade meatloaf, roast beef, and baked ham.

Type: Pennsylvanian Dutch/Amish

Location: 113 Main Street, Grantsville, MD 21536

Dawdy Haus Coffee

Dawdy Haus Coffee is a small but energetic coffee house and café located 10 miles north of New Germany State Park in Spring City, PA. Take the time to remember the simpler things by enjoying a menu with simple sandwiches, soups, and salads.

Type: Diner

Location: 634 Springs Road, Springs, PA 15562

Shopping

Hill Top Fruit Market

Campers are always in need of fresh fruit and vegetables. Those who stay at New Germany State Park are in luck because they in close proximity to Hill Top Fruit Market. This market is favored for its quality fresh fruit, vegetables, and there might even be some sweets to indulge in.

Location: 12579 National Pike, Grantsville, MD 21536

Social Studies Store

The Social Studies Store in Cumberland, MD, specializes in products produced by the less fortunate. Drop in to find items from Southeast Asia or created by local Native Americans such as bed covers, jewelry, and fashionable scarfs.

Location: 33 North Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502

The Book Center

No matter what kind of book you are looking for, you will find it at The Book Center in Cumberland, MD. The inventory includes new and used books, audiobooks, children’s books, and books written by local authors.

Location: 15 North Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502

Sightseeing

George Washington’s Headquarters

While you are in Cumberland, MD, drop by George Washington’s Headquarters. British General Braddock commissioned this small log cabin as the headquarters for Colonel George Washington during the French and Indian War.

Location: 38 Green Street, Cumberland, MD 21502

Exit Strategy Escape Room

Visit Exit Strategy Escape Room to experience a family adventure. This venue offers three theme rooms where the object is to escape a trap set by bootleggers, pirates, or Alice in Wonderland’s white rabbit.

Location: 3 Pershing Street, Suite 306, Cumberland, MD 21502

Gordon Roberts House

You will not find many homes like the Gordon Roberts House, which is styled after those found in Great Britain. Built in 1867, the Gordin Roberts House allows you to step back in time to observe how people lived during the Victorian era. Every room retains its original structure and is furnished with articles from the time.

Location: 218 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502

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How to Get to
New Germany State Park

Grantsville, MD, is the nearest town to New Germany State Park. To get to the park from Grantsville, head east for 2 miles on United States Highway 40 East/Main Street/National Pike toward 1st Street. Turn right onto New Germany Road. Drive for 5 miles, and turn left to stay on New Germany Road. In a half-mile, drive straight to enter McAndrews Hill Road. McAndrews Hill Road takes you to the park entrance. 

Those traveling the 27 miles to New Germany State Park from Cumberland, MD, should take Interstate 68 West/United States Highway 220 South (I-68 W/US-220 S) from North Mechanic Street. Follow I-68 W/US-220 S for 22 miles to Exit 22. Get on New Germany Road, and drive to McAndrews Hill Road and the park entrance.

Entering New Germany State Park

New Germany State Park is a day-use area that is open from 8:00 a.m. until sunset.

Entry fee : $0

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