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Catoctin Mountain Park announces temporary closures

November 25, 2008

Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective Wednesday at about 11:30 a.m. Closures are scheduled to continue through Saturday at about 4 p.m.

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 trail heads. The Catoctin Trail 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.

Picnickers may use the Chestnut and Owen's Creek picnic areas.

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

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