Schuylkill County State Parks Prepare for Reopenings

Written by on June 19, 2020

Schuylkill County State Parks Prepare for Reopenings

By Tracy Yatsko

June 19, 2020

Photo | Tracy Yatsko / WLVR

Schuylkill County goes green today and the counties’ state parks are beginning to open facilities and programs for the summer.

Even in the ‘green’ phase of re-opening, some guidelines are still in place at Locust Lake and Tuscarora State Parks in Barnesville. Park Manager Nicholas Sulzer says they are taking a measured approach to reopening and following guidelines from the CDC.

“We are still recommending that our visitors use and wear masks while they’re here, social distancing, coming and visiting in smaller groups of people and trying to pick areas that maybe are not as busy as our main areas,” said Sulzer.

The two parks’ swimming beaches opened two weeks ago along with the 56 other state parks. Playgrounds open today, but pavilions and other facilities that hold more than 25 people will remain closed until further notice.

“Our overnight facilities are back open. Locust Lake has a 280 site family campground and Tuscarora, we have cottages and yurts here available for overnight facilities.”

Tracy Yatsko, WLVR News.


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