Fort Frederick State Park – Big Pool MD

Description

“The men of the CCC developed this park by building roads, pavilions, shelters, outdoor grills, restrooms, and more.  They rebuilt the deteriorated walls of Fort Frederick (now a National Historic Landmark) and the barrack foundations inside the fort (the barracks were fully restored in the 1970s).  The park now offers historical reenactments of 18th century life, camping, boating, fishing, and hiking.”

Source notes

(1) “Fort Frederick State Park,” Maryland Department of Natural Resources, http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/fortfrederick.asp (last visited July 25, 2012).  
(2) “Roosevelt’s Forest Army: A History of the Civilian Conservation Corps,” by Perry H. Merrill.  Montpelier, VT: Published by Perry H. Merrill, 1981.  
(3) “Maryland’s Forests and Parks,” by Robert F. Bailey III (on behalf of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources).  Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2006.    

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Location Info


11100 Fort Frederick Road
Big Pool, MD 21711

Coordinates: 39.613523, -78.00623889999997

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