• Catoctin Mountain

    Catoctin Mountain

    Park Maryland

Fire Management

Firefighters at Wolf Rock fire 11/14/2001
Two wildland firefighters fight the smoldering Wolf Rock Fire on November 14, 2001.
NPS photo
 

Fire Managment Plan The Fire Management Plan for Catoctin Mountain Park was developed in 2004.

Catoctin Mountain Park is comprised of 5,810 acres. The park’s large composition of mixed hardwood forests could sustain wildland fire. In addition, the use of prescribed fire as a resource management tool could play an important role in the park's vegetation management program, fuel reduction, and regeneration of species such as Table Mountain Pine (Pinus pungens).

Did You Know?

Black & White photo of the 1929 Blue Blazes Whiskey Still that was raided by Deputy Hauver.

Deputy Sheriff Clyde L. Hauver was the first Frederick County, Maryland, Deputy to be killed in the line of duty. He was leading a raid on the Blue Blazes Whiskey Still on July 31, 1929 when he was shot and killed.