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Maryland Park Service Closes Some Park Areas Due To Flooding

Annapolis, Md. (September 9, 2011) - The Maryland Park Service (MPS) has closed the following park areas effective immediately, and until further notice, due to flooding from the recent heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Lee:

  • Patapsco Valley State Park Glen Artney area of Patapsco Valley State Park is closed. All other areas of the park remain open, including the Hollofield and Hilton campgrounds.
  • Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail (formerly the Northern Central Railroad Trail) The portion of the trail between Phoenix Road and Glencoe Road is closed.
  • Rocks State Park Hills Grove area of Rocks State Park is closed. All other areas of the park remain open.
  • Susquehanna State Park All areas along the Susquehanna River and Stafford Road (Deer Creek picnic area, the Historic area, Lapidum Landing boat ramp) are closed. All other areas of the park, including the campground, remain open.

Visitors to all State Parks throughout Maryland should expect muddy conditions and possible downed trees along trails.

For the most up-to-date status on all Maryland State Parks, please visit or call MPS customer service at 1-800-830-3974.

   September 9, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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