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Cunningham Falls State Park in Frederick County will be closed to the public for three days next month while world leaders gather nearby at the Camp David presidential retreat for the G-8 Summit, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Closure of Cunningham Falls State Park, which has two public campgrounds, was requested by the U.S. Secret Service because of “security concerns,” Lt. Col. Chris Bushman, a DNR spokesman, said Monday.

The move is highly unusual, and may be without precedent.

Members of Occupy Baltimore have called on protesters to reserve campsites at the park. But Bushman didn’t know whether group members had made camping reservations — or whether the security concerns were related to their plans.

Cunningham Falls will be closed from Thursday, May 17 to Saturday, May 19. The annual G-8 Summit — a gathering of the heads of government from the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United Kingdom — is schedule for May 18 and 19.

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