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Parts of Catoctin Mountain Park to be closed today until Sunday

June 26, 2008

Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed from approximately 10:30 a.m. today to Sunday at about 1:30 p.m.

Park Central Road will be closed between the Camp Misty Mount Entrance and Camp Greentop, according to a National Park Service release.

Reservations for Poplar Grove, Camp Misty Mount, Camp Greentop and Camp Round Meadow will be honored, the release says.

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 release says. Routes to Blue Ridge Summit Overlook and Hog Rock are not available during the closure.

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Manahan Road and trails to the west of Manahan Rock are available for use.

Picnickers may use Chestnut Picnic Area and Owen's Creek Picnic Area, the release says.

Those with questions about the closures may call the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center at 301-663-9388.

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