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Parts of Catoctin Mountain Park closed during weekend

August 23, 2012

Due to increased security measures, parts of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed Friday at about 2 p.m. Closures are scheduled to continue through Sunday at about 6 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 the Blue Ridge Summit overlook and Hog Rock will not be available during this closure. Manahan Road and trails to the west of Manahan Road will be 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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