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Parts of Catoctin park closed through Monday

February 02, 2008

THURMONT, Md. - Due to increased security measures, parts of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed through Monday about 2 p.m.

Park Central Road is closed between the park's visitor center and Camp Greentop. Reservations for Poplar Grove, 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 also will be open.

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

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Picnickers may use the Chestnut Picnic Area.

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

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