|Press Releases | Search DNR | DNR Home|
DNR Opens Historic Woodmont Lodge for Public Tours Sat., Sept. 20
Big Pool, Md. — The Maryland Park Service invites people to tour the historic Woodmont Lodge during a fall open house on Sat., Sept. 20, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Showcasing the beautiful 1930’s era Woodmont Lodge and surroundings, the open house enables visitors to see a treasure trove of antiquities and collectibles from the hunt club’s vivid past. Volunteers will answer questions and describe some of the rich history of the property.
“A visit to Woodmont Loge enables people to experience the early days of conservation and wildlife management in Maryland first hand,” described Angie Hummer, Ft. Frederick State Park Manager. “Many also say that the stunning lodge, built of native stone, can easily be called one of America’s castles.”
The lodge played host to numerous national sports heroes, including Babe Ruth and Gene Tunney, celebrities, and seven United States Presidents. Organized in 1870 as a premier hunt club, Woodmont was in continuous operation for almost 125 years.
Today the Woodmont Chapter of the Isaac Walton League and Fort Frederick State Park jointly manage the Woodmont Lodge and property. The Woodmont property is located off of Interstate 68 (Exit 77) to Woodmont Road. The lodge entrance is on the left. For more information about the Fort Frederick State Park complex visit http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/western/FortFrederick.html.
September 15, 2008
Contact: Olivia Campbell
410-260-8016 office I 410-507-7525 cell
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov.