Gambrill State Park had its beginnings when public spirited conservationists of Frederick County purchased this tract of land on Catoctin Mountain and donated it to the City of Frederick as a municipal park. On September 7, 1934, the City presented the 1,137 acres to the State for use as a state park. The park was named in honor of the late James H. Gambrill, Jr. of Frederick, a leading conservationist.
High at the peak of Catoctin Mountain, The Tea Room is constructed of native stone. The interior surrounds you with golden wood tones while a huge stone fireplace dominates the far end.


The building accommodates seventy five people and has a kitchen, and restrooms. Through two French doors, visitors can enjoy a stone balcony facing beautiful vistas of the mountains, tree lines, and the community below.

Parking lots are located within 150 ft of The Tea Room and the building is handicap accessible.