• Heritage Area At a Glance 

  • New Germany State Park


    Forests & ParksBikingCabins & LodgesCampingCross Country SkiingHikingLakesParks, Nature Centers & RecreationTrails

    About Us

    New Germany State Park's 455 acres are located about four miles south of Grantsville on New Germany Road. The park is built on the site of a once-prosperous milling center in Savage River State Forest, and features a 13-acre lake and 11 rental cabins.

    Trails for hiking in summer and cross-country skiing in winter lead through typical Western Maryland forestlands.

    The Park features: Boat launch, boat rental, cabins, cross country skiing, camp fire programs, camp sites, snack bar, dump station, fishing, flat water canoing, hiking trail, historic interest, picnic table & grills, shelters, swimming, nature center.

    For updated Day Use Service Charges, please check our website.

    Visit parkreservations.maryland.gov or call 1.888.432.2267 for cabin rentals. Please note: New Germany will be upgrading its water system and wastewater treatment plant, which will necessitate some closures of park facilities. Currently, no reservations for cabins, campsites or pavilions are accepted for any time between October 1, 2024 and October 8, 2025. Check dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/pages/western/newgermany.aspx for updates.


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  • This project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland.
    However, project contents or opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

  • Photo Credits: Tim Jacobsen, Bob Carney, Marcia Warnick, Sarah Myers, Crede Calhoun, Higher Focus Studios, Garrett Historical Society, Sarah Duck, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce