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Location: South Moutain State Park
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Prior to this project the Annapolis Rock Camping Area was worst backcountry camping area along the entire Applachian Trail. The extremely heavy use of this area and ease of accesibility resulted in serve compaction and destruction of flora and fauna. Due to the cooperation of several groups (including Potomac Applachian Trail Club, Appliachian Trail Conference, DNR, and Va. Tech) this area has under gone a remarkable transformation. We closed off heavy areas to foot traffic, we prohibited camp fires, and we installed state of the art composting toilets and established camp sites in areas that were more suitable. The area has shown a regeneration of vegetation. The visitors have indicated positive feedback. The composting toilets have been a great success and an unexpected benefit, campers are leaving clean camp sites.
Width: 60 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: 1,200
Elevation High Point: 1,600
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 2004
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
Lt. Dan Spedden
Department of Natural Resources
21843 National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713
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