Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective Friday, July 5, 2013, at approximately 12:00 p.m. Closures are scheduled to continue through Sunday, July 7, 2013, at approximately 5:00 p.m.
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 National Recreation Trail will be open. Trails to Blue Ridge Summit Overlook and Hog Rock are not available during this closure. Manahan Road and trails east of Manahan road are available for use.
Picnickers may use Chestnut Picnic Area.
Catoctin Mountain Park is one of 401 units of the National Park System. The Visitor Center is located three miles west of Thurmont, Maryland, on State Route 77 and is open Friday through Sunday.