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Parts of Catoctin Mountain Park ordered closed

By For The Frederick News-Post

Sunday - 2/14/2010, 8:26am  ET

Thurmont -- Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed from 9:30 a.m. Sunday until 2 p.m. Monday.

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. Manahan Road is closed to vehicles north of Park Central Road. Poplar Grove Road may be accessed on foot from the Round Meadow parking area.

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.

Picnickers may use Chestnut Picnic Area.

Direct questions about these closures to the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center at 301-663-9388.

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