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Minor Traffic Delays Expected on Catoctin Mountain Park Roads

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Date: October 28, 2011
Contact: Debra Mills, 301-663-9388

Portions of Park Central, Manahan, and Foxville-Deerfield Roads, located in Catoctin Mountain Park, will be closed for road striping beginning Monday, October 31.  Since the procedure is highly dependent upon weather and road condition, closures could occur at any time during daylight hours Monday through Friday between October 31 and November 4. The striping material can be driven on shortly after application but is temperature dependent. Therefore, closures are expected to be short in duration. Please anticipate delays when traveling through Catoctin Mountain Park during this time period. Questions related to the road striping delays should be directed to the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center at (301) 663-9388.

Catoctin Mountain Park is one of 394 units administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. The park Visitor Center, located on State Route 77 three miles west of Thurmont, Maryland, is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Correspondence should be addressed to: Superintendent, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Our website address is www.nps.gov/cato. General information can be obtained by calling the Visitor Center at (301) 663-9388.

Did You Know?

Young girl flyfishing on Big Hunting Creek in the winter.

The brook trout is a very colorful fish native to the streams of Catoctin. It is actually not a trout as its common name implies, but is a charr, a close cousin to the trout in the salmon family. Brown and rainbow trout are also present in Catoctin's streams but are not native to the eastern US.