Greenbrier State Park
|Greenbrier State Park|
|Maryland State Park|
Sunset over Greenbrier Lake
|Elevation||1,043 ft (318 m) |
|Area||1,388 acres (562 ha) |
|Management||Maryland Department of Natural Resources|
|Website: Greenbrier State Park|
Greenbrier State Park is a Maryland state park on South Mountain in Washington County. The park is operated and maintained by the Maryland Park Service under the authority of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Activities and amenities
Park activities include camping, fishing, boat launch and rentals, swimming, hiking, picnicking, mountain biking and hunting.
Greenbrier State Park contains 10 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 .4 miles (0.64 km) to 4.5 miles (7.2 km). 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.
In 2008, the park received a federal grant for $130,000 to build concrete culverts that would allow box turtles to safely cross Keadle Road within the park. The pilot program is the first of its kind in the country.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Greenbrier State Park
- "FY2013 DNR Owned Lands Acreage Report". Maryland DNR. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
- Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Greenbrier State Park. Retrieved 2012-07-13.
- Maryland Department of Natural Resources (2012). South Mountain Recreation Area Adventure Guide, p. 7.
- Maryland Department of Natural Resources (2012). South Mountain Recreation Area Adventure Guide, p. 4.
- Tasker, Greg (1995-01-08). "Two albino fawns spotted at Greenbrier State Park". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2012-07-13.
- Gardner, Karen (2008-07-17). "$130,000 awarded for turtle crossing". The Frederick News-Post. Retrieved 2012-07-13.
- Greenbrier State Park Maryland Department of Natural Resources