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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