The National Park Service prepares a variety of planning and environmental documents to help guide it in managing park resources. These documents can range from site-specific impact analyses on facility locations to broader park-wide plans for future use and management of a park.
The National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment site provides access to current plans, environmental impact analyses, and related documents on public review. Users of the site can submit comments for documents available for public review.
The Catoctin Mountain Park Trails Management Plan is now available and is a 14.2MB file in word format.
The Catoctin Mountain Park Foundation Document for Planning and Management is now available for review. It is posted in multiple sections for ease in downloading and viewing. PDF format files.
The final Environmental Assessment to Relocate a Hiking Trail in Catoctin Mountain Park is now available. PDF file format.
White-tailed Deer Management Plan, Environmental Impact Statement - Record of Decision. (PDF file, 886 KB)
The Finding of No Significant Impact to Upgrade the Park Primary Electrical Distribution System - Phase III is now available. PDF file format.
Did You Know?
Visitors in Catoctin Mountain Park may gather morel mushrooms for personal consumption. Morels are found in a variety of habitats but generally they seem to be found in wet soil that is high in organic matter and shaded by trees, especially hardwoods. Favorite locations are closely guarded secrets!