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Devil's Backbone Park is located along Route #68 near Lappan's Crossroads. To access the park from the Sharpsburg Pike, Route #65, turn left at Lappan's Crossroads and continue approximately one and one-half miles on Route #68 toward Boonsboro. The park is on the left.

Opened to the public on June 26, 1966, Devil's Backbone is the second oldest of Washington County's parks. This nine acre park includes a footbridge across the Antietam Creek, which divides the park, providing access to the "island" section of the park as well as to a nature trail which ascends to the summit of the ridge from which the park takes its name. The park also offers fishing and an access for canoes to the Antietam Creek. Parking is limited to 38 vehicles.

Although officially open from the first Saturday in May through the last Sunday in October, from 9:00 AM until sunset; walk-in access is permitted year-round. Pavilion reservations and park information may be obtained by contacting the Washington County Parks & Facilities Department at 240-313-2700.

Park Facilities:

  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Foot Bridge
  • Parking
  • Canoe Access
  • Fishing

Devil's Backbone Park

18934 Lappans Road
Boonsboro, MD  21713

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