Catoctin Mountain Park Joins National Find Your Park Movement

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Date: April 1, 2015
Contact: Debra Mills, 301-663-9388

THURMONT, MD –Catoctin Mountain Park joins national parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at yesterday by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation,Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.

Find Your Park invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place -- it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide.

"Find Your Park" is also the theme for this year's National Park Week, April 18 –26. Visitors are invited to: explore 25 miles of hiking trails;test their skills in pristine fly-fishing streams;celebrate National Junior Ranger Day on April 18 by participating in our self-paced Junior Ranger Program at the Visitor Center;or to join a ranger-led Wildflower Walk at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at the Owens Creek Picnic Area.

"We would like to invite everyone to come out and celebrate National Park Week with us at Catoctin Mountain Park. This park is a perfect place to get away from the busy metropolitan areas.Our trails and streams are ideal for relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation " said Park Superintendent Mel Poole.

Visit to learn more about how you can join parks, programs, and partners in celebrating National Park Week across the country.

Catoctin Mountain Park is one of over 400 units administered 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. Our website address is or after hours calls should be directed to the National Capital Region Communications Center at 1-866-677-6677.General information can be obtained by calling the Visitor Center at(301) 663-9388. The park Visitor Center is open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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