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Parts of Catoctin Mountain Park closed due to Increased security measures

October 07, 2011

THURMONT, Md. — Due to increased security measures, parts of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective Saturday around 11 a.m., according to a news release from the park.

The closures are scheduled to continue through Sunday around 3 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 Trailheads. The Catoctin National Recreation Trail 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 are available for use.

Picnickers may use the Chestnut Picnic Area.

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

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