Friday, September 9, 2011

MD State Parks Affected By Flooding

On September 9, 2011, the Maryland Park Service (MPS) announced that it had closed the several state park areas effective immediately, and until further notice, due to flooding from the recent heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Lee

The closures include:

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.

For more information on flooding from Tropical Storm Lee and other weather systems, see this post on Mid Atlantic Flooding.

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