DCNR announces meeting to discuss Beltzville study
State park officials will give an update on the study into overcrowding at Beltzville State Park next week.
The meeting will take place from 4-7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Towamensing Township Volunteer Fire Company, 105 Firehouse Road, Palmerton.
The meeting, hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Bureau of State Parks, was originally scheduled to be held in November but was rescheduled due to bad weather.
Rep. Doyle Heffley R-Carbon, said, “My office received numerous calls last summer from concerned residents related to overcrowding and parking at the park.”
Heffley said state officials will give an update on the Beltzville use and impact study that has been undertaken to identify and address these problems.
“I encourage anyone interested in the future of Beltzville State Park to attend,” Heffley said.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of representatives from a variety of stakeholder groups, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, state government, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Penn State University, DCNR park personnel and others.