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State park near Camp David to close during G-8 Summit

A state park 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.

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

The closure of Cunningham Falls State Park in Frederick County, 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.

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...