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.
Road Construction Foxville-Deerfield Road October 17-November 16, 2012
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Travelers may experience periodic delays and one-way traffic due to road construction along approximately .78 mile of Foxville-Deerfield Road from the northern boundary of Catoctin Mountain Park to the Owens Creek Campground entrance from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm, Wednesday, October 17, 2012 until Friday, November 16, 2012. The construction project includes removal and replacement of pavement sections and reconstruction of drainage ditches and culverts. Matthews Contracting Co. of Purcellville, VA is performing the work. Foxville-Deerfield Road will remain open during the project and delays are expected to be of short duration.
Catoctin Mountain Park is one of nearly 400 units administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. The 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?
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!