Description - Dans Mountain State Park is a day use park with rugged mountain terrain, and an Olympic-size pool. Nearby, Dans Rock affords a panoramic view of the surrounding region from a height of 2,898 feet. There is a mobility impaired accessible overlook (Cresap Monument) and accessible swimming pool.
Copyright: - Maryland State Forest and Park Service
Sunset at Dan's Mountain
- Dan's Mountain State Park offers an olympic-sized pool, a stocked pond, a lovely nature trail and a children's playground. In addition, the winter season brings skiers to the park. There is even an area of historic significance. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources routinely stocks the lake each spring with at least 1,000 trout.
For fishing details and a brochure entitled Special Trout Management Areas, call (in-state) 1-877-620-8DNR, (out-of-state) 1-800-688-FINS and (TTY) 1-410-260-8835.
Recreation - Swimming, fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, concession, picnicking, and naturalist programs are available at Dan's Mountain State Park. Shelters available for large groups via reservation.
Climate - Maryland has four distinct seasons with spring and fall being particularly pleasant with low humidity and mild temperatures. The average January temperature ranges between 30 and 34 degrees F (-1 to 1 C) with July averages ranging between 74 degrees F and 80 degrees F. Typically, coastal temperatures are slightly warmer then the western Appalachian Plateau area. Travelers should be aware that winters can become miserably cold and summers can be hazy, hot and humid with afternoon thundershowers.
Dan's Mountain State Park is located in Western Maryland, within Allegany County, about 9 miles south of Frostburg.