Parts of Catoctin Mountain Park To Be Closed This Weekend

The Park Service says it’s due to increased  security.

Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center (Photo from National Park Service)

Thurmont, Md (KM) There will be some temporary closures this weekend at Catoctin Mountain Park.

Citing increased security as the reason, the National Park Service says Park Central Road between Thurmont Vista and the Camp Greentop entrance will be closed beginning on Friday, January 27th at 4:00 PM, and continuing through Monday, January 30th at 2:00 PM.  Trails to Hog Rock Overlook and Blue Ridge Summit Vista will also be closed at that time.. All other roads and trails will be open during the weekend..

The Park Service says parking lots at the visitor center will be open, but could fill up early in the day. Additional parking is available on the west side of the park at Camp Round Meadow, Chestnut Picnic Area,  and Owens Creek Picnic Area. Trail maps are available at the trailheads throughout the park.

For more information on the availability of services at Catoctin Mountain Park, call 301-663-9388, or visit the park’s website at

The Camp David Presidential Retreat is located at Catoctin Mountain Park.

By Kevin McManus