The City of Frederick has closed and locked the gates on Fishing Creek Road at its junctions with Gambrill Park Road and Hamburg Road. Vehicular access to the Watershed is permitted through the Mountaindale Road access point. Larger parking areas around the Watershed outside the gates will remain unhindered and open to public parking. Small pull-off parking spots on the roadsides within the Watershed can be accessed via the Mountaindale Road entrance.
Emergency and maintenance personnel will have access through the gates via special locks. The Watershed hours are 5AM to 10:30PM to meet the needs of hunters and fishermen using the Watershed. The Mountaindale Road entrance will be the only public vehicular access to the Watershed and its internal roads.
Jenny Willoughby, BCMA, TRAQ, CC-P