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Contact: Lisa Nielsen, 301-663-9336
THURMONT, Md. – Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Friday, August 18, 2017.
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.