• Catoctin Mountain

    Catoctin Mountain

    Park Maryland

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  • Temporary Closure

    Portions of the park will be closed from approx. 3:00 PM, Friday, September 19, 2014 through Sunday, September 21, 2014. Picnic areas and campgrounds will remain open. Call the visitor center for additional information 301-663-9388.

Contact Public Affairs

Catoctin Mountain Park Superintendent J. Mel Poole

Catoctin Mountain Park Superintendent J. Mel Poole

The Park Superintendent, J. Mel Poole, is the public information officer for the park. All press contacts are initially made through the Superintendent.

Catoctin Mountain Park
6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788-1598
Park Headquarters (301) 663-9330


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