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Catoctin Mountain Park Announces Temporary Closures

October 18, 2012

Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective Friday, Oct. 19, at approximately 11 a.m. Closures are scheduled to continue through Monday, Oct. 22, at approximately noon.

Park Central Road is 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 are not available during this closure. Manahan Road and trails to the west of Manahan Road are available for use.

Picnickers may use Chestnut Picnic Area.

Direct questions about these closures to the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center at 301-663-9388.

Catoctin Mountain Park is one of 397 units of the National Park System. The Visitor Center is three miles west of Thurmont, Md. on State Route 77. Correspondence should be addressed to Superintendent, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788.

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