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Entrance to Fountain Rock Park

Tucked away, just west of Walkersville, is the beautiful 22 acre Fountain Rock Park. This hidden gem of Frederick County offers a unique opportunity to explore the outdoors as well as local history.

The park is open daily – and the nature center weekends – to the public. Come along on a self-guided tour, or register for one of our many interpretative and recreational programs.


Fountain Rock Park

Stroll along the deck overlooking the quarry pond where you’ll see sunbathing turtles. Enjoy a picnic in the pavilion by the playground. Bring your binoculars and spot native Maryland birds on one of our many hiking trails. Get a glimpse into the past when you tour our historic lime kilns, which are 25 feet deep and over 90 years old.

Fountain Rock Nature Center

Visit our Nature Center to enjoy interactive displays, natural object collections, and discovery areas. There are also many live animals that reside in the Nature Center, including Madagascar hissing cockroaches, Vietnamese walking sticks, an observation honey bee hive, a bearded dragon, snakes, tarantulas, toads, frogs, and turtles.

Plan Your Visit | Meet the Resident Animals | Learn About Our History
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