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Catoctin Mountain Park Announces Temporary Closures August 2-3, 2014

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Date: August 1, 2014

Catoctin Mountain Park News Release

For Release: August 1, 2014
Contact: P. Scott Bell, Acting Superintendent

Official News Release with Closure Map

Catoctin Mountain Park Announces Temporary Closures

Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective Saturday, August 2, 2014 at approximately 10:00 AM. Closures are scheduled to continue through Sunday, August 3, 2014 at approximately 4:00 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 over 400 units administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. 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

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.