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Catoctin Mountain Park Announces Temporary Partial Closure July 5-7, 2013

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Date: July 4, 2013

Catoctin Mountain Park News Release

Map of closure and further information.

For Release: July 3, 2013
Contact: J. Mel Poole, Superintendent

Catoctin Mountain Park Announces Temporary Closures

Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective Friday, July 5, 2013 at approximately 9:00 AM. Closures are scheduled to continue through Sunday, July 7, 2013 at approximately 5:00 PM.

Park Central Road is closed between the Camp Misty Mount Entrance and Camp Greentop. Reservations for Poplar Grove, Camp Misty Mount, Camp Greentop and Camp Round Meadow will be honored.

Hikers may access trails to Thurmont Vista, Wolf Rock, and Chimney Rock as well as the Falls Nature Trail from the Visitor Center Trailheads. The Catoctin National Recreation Trail will be open. Trails to Blue Ridge Summit Overlook and Hog Rock are not available during this closure. Manahan Road and trails east of Manahan Road are available for use.

Picnickers may use Chestnut Picnic Area.

Please direct questions about these closures to the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center at (301) 663-9388 or Park Headquarters at (301) 663-9330.

Catoctin Mountain Park is one of 401 units of the National Park System. The Visitor Center is located three miles west of Thurmont, Maryland on State Route 77 and is open Friday through Sunday. Correspondence should be addressed to:

Superintendent, Catoctin Mountain Park
6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

or

cato_superintendent@nps.gov

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