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Temporary Partial Park Closure

Catoctin Mountain Park

National Park News

For Release: June 5, 2006 Contact: Mel Poole, Superintendent

Catoctin Mountain Park Announces Temporary Closures

Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective Thursday, June 8, 2006 at approximately 11:30AM. Closures are scheduled to continue through Sunday, June 11,2006 at approximately 2:30PM.

Park Central Road is 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 Trail will be open. The routes to Blue Ridge Summit Overlook and Hog Rock are not available during this closure. Manahan Road and trails to the west of Manahan Road are available for use.

Picnickers may use Chestnut Picnic Area and Owen’s Creek 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 388 units of the National Park System. The Visitor Center is located three miles west of Thurmont, Maryland on State Route 77. Correspondence should be addressed to Superintendent, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788.



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