Check the News Releases page for more information and to determine if any closures are in effect.
At the request of the U.S. Secret Service there may be temporary partial park closures due to increased security measures.
Closing portions of Park Central Road to vehicle traffic enhances visitor and provides opportunities for cross country skiing. The usable life of Park Central Road is extended and the road surface remains in better condition since this portion of the road, which is designed and built for light vehicle traffic does not suffer the negative impacts of plowing and the application of de-icing chemicals.
Did You Know?
Early April, 1942 a basic training school for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was opened at Area B (Catoctin Mountain Park).The school evolved into primarily paramilitary training with British Captain William Fairbairn, “Fearless Dan” or “Shanghai Buster” as it’s most famous instructor.