Catoctin Mountain Park Announces Temporary Closures August 25 - 27, 2017

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Date: August 24, 2017
Contact: Rick Slade, 301-663-6751

THURMONT, Md. – Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective 1:00 PM, Friday, August 25. Closures are scheduled to continue through Sunday, August 27, 2017 at approximately 5:00 PM.

Park Central Road will be 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 will not be available during this closure. Manahan Road and trails east of Manahan Road will be 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 413 national parks cared for by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Correspondence should be addressed to: Superintendent, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. General information can be obtained through the park website at or by calling the Visitor Center at (301) 663-9388.

Last updated: October 26, 2017

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Thurmont, MD 21788


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