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Parts of Catoctin Mountain Park to close this weekend

September 02, 2010

THURMONT, Md. --Due to increased security measures, parts of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective Friday about 8:30 a.m., according to press release from the park.

Closures are scheduled to continue through Sunday about 6 p.m., according to the release.

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, according to the release.

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, according to the release.

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, according to the release.

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Picnickers may use the Chestnut and Owen's Creek picnic areas, according to the release.

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

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