Catoctin Mountain Park Announces Temporary Closures 7-9-2011
Contact: Holly Rife, 301-663-9388
Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective Saturday, July 9, 2011 at approximately 8:00 AM. Closures are scheduled to continue through Sunday, July 10, 2011 at approximately 1:00 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 Trail will be open. The routes to Blue Ridge Summit Overlook and Hog Rock are not available during this closure. Manahan Road and trails to the west 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.
Catoctin Mountain Park is one of 394 units of the National Park System. The Visitor Center is located three miles west of Thurmont, Maryland on State Route 77. Correspondence should be addressed to:
Did You Know?
There are 4 types of squirrels found in Catoctin Mountain Park. The largest is the Fox Squirrel, the most common the Grey Squirrel. The Red Squirrel is known for being very vocal and the Flying Squirrel really only glides.