Seneca Creek State Park’s Clopper Lake Day Use Area will be closed to public entry on Thursday January 13 and Friday January 14 for an annual managed deer hunt.
“This activity helps us keep the population of white tailed deer in the park at sustainable levels. This two-day closure includes all roads and trails, including neighborhood trailheads, in the area between Clopper Road and Riffle Ford Road. All trails south and west of Riffle Ford Road and north and east of Clopper Road remain open.”
Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
About the park:
The park, comprised of 6,300 acres, extends along 14 scenic miles of Seneca Creek, as it winds its way to the Potomac River. The Clopper Day-Use Area contains many scenic areas, including the 90-acre Clopper Lake, surrounded by forests and fields. Picnicking, boat rentals, trails and a tire playground are just some of its recreational opportunities. A restored 19th century cabin and a self-guided path interpret the history of the area. Over 50 miles of trails are open for hiking, horseback riding and bicycling which wind through a variety of habitat.