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  • Temporary Closure

    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.

Catoctin Mountain Park Announces Temporary Partial Closures July 18 to 20, 2014

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Date: July 17, 2014

Catoctin Mountain Park News Release

For Release:July 17, 2014

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 17, 2014 at approximately 12:00 PM. Closures are scheduled to continue through Sunday, July 20, 2014 at approximately 2:00 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, MD21788

or

e-mail us

 

 

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Did You Know?

Morel mushrooms with a human hand for size comparison.

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!