When Beltzville State Park opened in 1972, it promised to be a popular recreation area.
Today, 44 years later, it’s exceeded that promise and has become so popular the gates occasionally are closed.
It happened once again over the Fourth of July weekend.
Part of the problem, it seems, is that Beltzville has been adopted as the destination of choice by residents of the Delaware Valley. And no wonder.
The 3,002-acre park offers free swimming, a sandy beach, and nearly 20 miles of shoreline. Biking, hiking, hunting, boating. Beltzville has it all.