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Catoctin Mountain Park announces temporary closures

March 20, 2009

Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed from Saturday at 7:30 a.m. through Monday at 11 a.m.

A release from the park superintendent's office notes the following information:

o Park Central Road is closed between the Camp Misty Mount and Camp Greentop entrances. 

o Reservations for Poplar Grove and Camp Round Meadow will be honored.

o Manahan road is closed to vehicles north of Park Central Road.  Poplar Grove may be accessed on foot from Round Meadow Parking Area.

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

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o The Catoctin Trail will remain open.

o The Trails to Blue Ridge Summit Overlook and Hog Rock are closed.

o Picnickers may use Chestnut Picnic Area.

Questions may be directed to the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center at 301-663-9388.  

Catoctin Mountain Park's Visitor Center is 3 miles west of Thurmont, Md. on Md. 77.  

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