December 07, 2015
catoctin mountain park ranger debra mills wins 2015 regional freeman tilden award
Debra Mills, Park Ranger at Catoctin Mountain Park received the National Capital Region’s Freeman Tilden Award for Interpretive Excellence at the National Association for Interpretation Annual Conference in Virginia Beach, VA. Named after Freeman Tilden, whose writings and teaching improved the quality of National Park Service programs and services based on visitor needs, the Freeman Tilden Award is the highest award presented to an individual National Park Service (NPS) interpreter.
October 19, 2015
Catoctin Mountain Park Announces Deer Management and Road Closures
National Park Service personnel will be conducting deer spotlight surveys from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. during the week of October 26, 2015. The purpose of the surveys is to obtain a current deer population density estimate for the park. All roads that are within or along the boundary of the Park will be included in the surveys. These roads include Park Central, Manahan, Foxville Deerfield, and Quirauk School Roads as well as Route 77. Spotlighting will only take place on park property and will be conducted from a marked NPS vehicle.
September 21, 2015
Catoctin Mountain Park to Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Volunteer Events
Individuals, groups and service organizations are invited to join Catoctin Mountain Park in celebration of National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 26 when Volunteer Trail Maintenance and Barberry Brigade crews will work throughout the day to assist with trail maintenance and barberry control. The National Park Service will thank every volunteer participating in the National Public Lands Day Service Project with a voucher good for one free admission to a National Park Service Unit during the upcoming year.
August 10, 2015
Catoctin Mountain Park Announces Deer Herd Health Study and Temporary Road Closures
Park Central and Manahan Roads, located in Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont, Maryland, will close intermittently to vehicle traffic between 8:30 p.m. and 4 am on Tuesday September 1, through Thursday September 3, 2015 for a deer herd health study. The study will occur after dusk when the park is closed.
August 04, 2015
Guest Artists to Share their Talents in the Catoctin Mountains
THURMONT, MD- The Catoctin Forest Alliance, Cunningham Falls State Park and Catoctin Mountain Park will host Artists In Residence in August and September. The artists will share their talents during public presentations at Catoctin Mountain Park, Cunningham Falls State Park and the Thurmont Regional Library.
July 31, 2015
Catoctin Mountain Park Announces Temporary Closures August 1-2 2015
Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective Saturday, August 1, 2015 10:00 AM. Closures are scheduled to continue through Sunday, August 2, 2015 at approximately 4:00 PM.
May 31, 2015
The Frederick Stake LDS Church and Catoctin Mountain Park Celebrate National Trails Day with Special Trail Activities
Catoctin Mountain Park joins the Frederick Stake LDS Church, Cunningham Falls State Park, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and Gambrill State Park in celebration of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6.
May 13, 2015
Catoctin Mountain Park Enacts Partial Closures for the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit on Thursday May 14
Due to the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit activities, Catoctin Mountain Park will be partially and temporarily closed to the public beginning on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at approximately 11:59 p.m. through Thursday, May 14 at 11:59 p.m.
May 11, 2015
National Park Service Seeks Public Comments on Invasive Plant Management Plan for 15 National Capital Region Parks
Washington – The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public scoping comments on an Invasive Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for 15 national parks in the greater Washington DC region. The plan/EA will identify long-term strategies to reduce impacts and threats from invasive plants, and will provide opportunities for restoring native plant communities and historic landscapes. Comments are being accepted through June 10, 2015 and can be submitted online.
May 01, 2015
Catoctin Mountain Park Announces Temporary Closures for May 2-3 2015
Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective Saturday, May 2, 2015 at approximately 8:00 AM. Closures are scheduled to continue through Sunday, May 3, 2015 at approximately 2:30 PM.
April 21, 2015
Catoctin Mountain Park Schedules Late Spring Activities
All park roads that were closed for the winter have reopened. Visitors and volunteers are encouraged to participate in the following late Spring activities and programs scheduled at Catoctin Mountain Park
April 06, 2015
Washington DC Area National Parks Join Find Your Park Movement National Park Week 2015 Encourages Everyone To Find Your Park
National capital region parks join national parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. To inspire area residents to find their park and to help engage a new generation of park stewards, area parks will offer fee free days on April 18 and 19. Several area parks will also offer special programs throughout National Park Week, which runs April 18-26, and on National Junior Ranger Day, April 18.
April 01, 2015
Catoctin Mountain Park Donates More Than 4485 Pounds of Deer Meat To Local Food Banks
Catoctin Mountain Park completed the sixth year of white-tailed deer population reduction as prescribed in the Catoctin White-tailed Deer Management Plan / Final Environmental Impact Statement. The plan addressed the consumption of tree and shrub seedlings by an increasing deer population, which has limited the ability of native forests to regenerate.
April 01, 2015
Catoctin Mountain Park Joins National Find Your Park Movement
Catoctin Mountain Park joins national parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched yesterday by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.
March 27, 2015
Catoctin Mountain Park to Host the Third Annual Frederick County Outdoor School Reunion at Camp Greentop
The Third Annual Frederick County Outdoor School Reunion will be held at Camp Greentop in Catoctin Mountain Park on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The Reunion celebrates memories of the Frederick County Outdoor School Program that operated at Camp Greentop from 1957 until 1996.
March 16, 2015
Catoctin Mountain Park Reopens Park Facilities and Announces Spring Activities
The Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 19. Closed portions of roads within the park are also scheduled for reopening.
March 16, 2015
Catoctin Mountain Park Announces 2015 Youth Conservation Corps Program
The National Park Service is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program at Catoctin Mountain Park. This is an exciting opportunity for high school students to spend their summer doing meaningful work in a National Park! The YCC program lasts for eight weeks beginning on June 22, 2015 and ending on August 14, 2015
February 18, 2015
Burst Water Pipe Forces Closure of the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center
The Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center has been closed due to safety issues related to a pipe burst by recent low temperatures. The center will remain closed for the immediate future due to associated damage. Ceiling tile and carpet will need to be replaced. While there is no projected reopening date at this time, closure is anticipated through the end of February.