Greenbrier State Park, Boonsboro

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Greenbrier State Park is a public recreation area located on South Mountain near Boonsboro in Washington County, Maryland, USA. The state park has camping, hiking trails and a 42acre man-made lake. It is managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
The park offers camping, fishing, boat launch and rentals, swimming, hiking, picnicking, mountain biking and hunting. The park's visitor center is open year-round, its nature center seasonally.
TrailsGreenbrier State Park contains ten 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.4mi to 4.5mi. 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.
LakeGreenbrier Lake is a 42-acre, man-made lake with 1000ft beach and swimming area that gradually reaches a depth of six feet. Fishing for trout, bass, or bluegill is permitted on the lake, with a state-issued license required for those 16 or older.
In 1995, two rare albino deer were spotted in the park. In 2008, the park received a federal grant for $130,000 to build concrete culverts to allow box turtles to safely cross Keadle Road within the park. The pilot program was the first of its kind in the United States.
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  • First time, but was blown away by the cleanliness of the park. Great for groups, and very family-friendly. The park is alcohol-free. Reserved 5 sites in Birch (pet-free) for a birthday celebration.....  more »
  • I'll start off by saying we didn't camp here and went in the middle of the corona-virus time period, meaning when much was shut down. Park had set up some porta potties that were clean, and saw...  more »
  • We always have a great time. The beach is especially good for little people. Lots of sand to play in, and a good shallow area. Our two babies were able to play comfortably without having to be held the entire time. The water was nice without being too warm or too cold.
  • Wonderful place, the lakes water height is just right for small children. Hilly location did not appear to be wheelchair accessible in most places, however, the park rangers were kind enough to assist our 87 year old mother up the steep hill via a golf cart when we were ready to leave. Our family chose the park to celebrate her 87 yr birthday and she had a wonderful time!

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