The park’s 1 1/2 acre limestone quarry, part of the Gore formation in the Glade Valley of Frederick County, is now filled with water which is estimated to be approximately 25 feet deep. It provided limestone for the Fountain Rock kilns and stone crusher for approximately 80 years.
A channeled stream and various natural wildlife habitats are found at this site.
The Quarry Deck
The quarry boardwalk and deck was constructed in the summer of 2000. Prior to the boardwalk being built, only a rusty chain link fence surrounded the quarry pond. The deck now gives park visitors the opportunity to become close with nature.
Great Blue Herons, Black Crowned Night Herons, and several species of turtles and fish are often viewed.