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Catoctin Mountain Park announces temporary closures

March 26, 2009

Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed from Friday, March 27, at approximately 3 p.m. through Sunday, March 29, at 8 p.m.

The following information was provided Thursday by the park:

Park Central Road is closed between the Camp Misty Mount and Camp Greentop entrances. Reservations for Poplar Grove and Camp Round Meadow will be honored. Manahan road is closed to vehicles north of Park Central Road. Poplar Grove may be accessed on foot from Round Meadow Parking Area.

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

Picnickers may use Chestnut Picnic Area.

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

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Catoctin Mountain Park is one of 391 units of the National Park System. The Visitor Center is three miles west of Thurmont, Md., on State Route 77.

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