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security measures force closures at Catoctin Mountain Park

May 03, 2002

Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed from Friday at about noon until Sunday at about midnight.

Park Central Road will be closed between the Camp Misty Mount entrance and Camp Greentop. Reservations for Poplar Grove, Camp Misty Mount, Camp Greentop and Camp Round Meadow will be honored.

Hikers may access trails to Thurmont Vista, Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock as well as the Falls Nature Trail from the Visitor Center Trailheads.

The Catoctin Trail will be open.

The routes to Blue Ridge Summit Overlook and Hog Rock are not available during the closure. Manahan Road and trails to the west of Manahan Road are available for use.

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Picnickers may use Owens Creek Picnic Area on Foxville-Deerfield Road, or Chestnut Picnic Area.

For information, call the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center at 301-663-9388.

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