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Areas of Catoctin park to close temporarily

July 30, 2009

THURMONT, Md. -- Due to increased security measures, parts of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed from Saturday about 7 a.m. through Sunday about noon, according to a press release from the park.

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 Trailheads. The Catoctin Trail also will be open.

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

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

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

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