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March 28, 2017
Western Maryland National Parks Reduce Deer Populations to Protect Natural and Historic Landscapes
Three Western Maryland national parks this month concluded operations to reduce overabundant white-tailed deer that threaten the historic scenery of two Civil War battlefields and a 5,810-acre hardwood mountain forest. This season, more than eight tons of venison were donated to the local Maryland Food Bank, the Thurmont Food Bank, the Help Hotline and the Lunch Place soup kitchen.

February 09, 2017
Catoctin Mountain Park announces spring programs
THURMONT, Md. – Catoctin Mountain Park announces public programs for spring 2017. All programs are free and open to the public. For additional programs and program updates visit the park website:

February 07, 2017
Catoctin Mountain Park announces 2017 Youth Conservation Corps YCC program
The National Park Service is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program at Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, Maryland. This is an exciting opportunity for high school students to spend their summer doing meaningful work in their local national park. The YCC program is scheduled to last eight weeks, from June 19, 2017 to August 11, 2017. The application deadline is April 15, 2017.

November 02, 2016
November 2016 Basic Orienteering Classes
Catoctin Mountain Park will offer basic orienteering classes at 1:00 p.m. on November 5, 6, 12, and 13

September 30, 2016
Catoctin Mountain Park to Remove Hazardous Trees From Park
The tree work will continue intermittently through December and may result in periodic lane closures along Park roads and periodic closures of parking lots. As work is being completed near roadways, flagmen will direct traffic around the operations.

August 30, 2016
Catoctin Mountain Park celebrates with a centennial extravaganza
THURMONT, Md. – Catoctin Mountain Park celebrated the 100th birthday of the National Park Service with a Centennial Extravaganza at Camp Greentop from 10-3 on Saturday, August 27. The event was planned and hosted by the park and its partner, the Catoctin Forest Alliance (CFA). It was designed to showcase significant eras in the history of Catoctin Mountain through exhibits, demonstrations, programs and interactive activities presented by park rangers, volunteers and partners.

August 10, 2016
August 27 Centennial Extravaganza
Catoctin Mountain Park is partnering with the Catoctin Forest Alliance to present a Centennial Extravaganza celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service at Camp Greentop on Saturday, August 27, 2016.

July 28, 2016
Catoctin Mountain Park Announces Temporary Closures July 30-31, 2016
Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:30 AM. Closures are scheduled to continue through Sunday, July 31, 2016 at approximately 2:30 PM.

June 22, 2016
Catoctin Mountain Park Allows Bouldering
After being closed to bouldering for several years, Catoctin Mountain Park will open bouldering access in all areas of the park. As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, the park is pleased to allow the local climbing community a chance to discover one of the national parks in their own backyard.

May 10, 2016
National Park Service Seeks Comments on Invasive Plant Management Plan for National Capital Region Parks
WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public comments on an Invasive Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for 15 national parks in the greater Washington D.C. region through June 9, 2016. Comments are accepted online or by mail.

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