Bridge Replacement Project Begins Next Month At Catoctin Mountain Park

It will mean auxiliary parking area will be closed.


Thurmont, Md (KM) The National Park Service says work will begin in November to replace the bridge leading to the auxiliary parking area at the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center.   The project will involve the rehabilitation of the parking area which will remain closed until next summer.

The Park Service says the construction will result in some upgrades, including a safe pedestrian walkway, and more designated parking places. But there could be a shortage of parking spaces at the Visitor Center during construction.

Visitors are encourage to explore the western area of the Park, including the Owens Creek Picnic area and Camp Round Meadow. Trail maps will be available at those locations.

There will be additional parking, trail access and trail maps at the Wolf Rock, Chimney Rock, Thurmont Vista and Hog Rock Overlook parking areas. Also, the Park Service says restroom facilities are available at the Hog Rock Overlook parking area.


By Kevin McManus