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Security concerns to close parts of Catoctin Mountain Park

July 07, 2007

THURMONT, Md. - Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed until Sunday about 2:30 p.m., according to a press release from the park.

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

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 also will be open, according to the release.

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

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Picnickers may use Chestnut Picnic Area and Owen's Creek picnic area, according to the release.

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

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