Gambrill State Park
8602 Gambrill Park Road
Frederick, MD 21702
State Park: Bike, Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, History, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
Three native stone overlooks, strategically located on the 1600-foot summit of High Knob, midway between the Mason-Dixon Line and the Potomac River, offer excellent and exciting views of the surrounding area. On a clear day, looking north, a visitor can see the rugged tree-covered mountains of the Frederick City Municipal Forest, one of the State’s best managed watersheds. Looking south, one can see Crampton’s Gap, a Civil War Landmark and the site of Gathland State Park, and the Middletown and Monocacy Valleys. South Mountain, where many engagements between Confederate and Union troops took place during the Civil War, can be seen to the West.