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New Playground Equipment Installed in 2023

Photo of a new swing set installed at Devil's Backbone park, which includes swings for toddlers, kids, and a tire swing.
A new piece of playground equipment installed at Devil's Backbone Park, which includes an apparatus with four swinging seats
Devil’s Backbone Park

18934 Lappans Road
Boonsboro, MD 21713

Park Amenities:

  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Foot Bridge
  • Parking
  • Canoe Access- in and out
  • Fishing

The official park season begins the first Saturday in May and ends the last Sunday in October.

Park hours are 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 Department at 240-313-2700.

Additional Park Information:

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.

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Devil’s Backbone Park

18934 Lappans Road
Boonsboro, MD 21713

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
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