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Camping fees rise at Md.'s Catoctin Mountain Park

Thursday - 1/9/2014, 7:30am  ET

THURMONT, Md. (AP) -- The cost of camping at Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont is going up.

Managers of the national park are holding a public meeting at the visitor center Thursday to explain the $5 increase.

They say the cost of an overnight campsite in the Owens Creek Campground is rising from $20 to $25 this year as the park joins the ReserveAmerica reservation system.

ReserveAmerica is a government contractor based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., The company says it is the largest provider of campsite reservations in North America.

Reservations for campsites beginning May 1 can be made through the ReserveAmerica website or call-in line.


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