PA State Government is struggling from the slumping economy just like business and people losing their jobs. So much so the Senate Republicans proposed a budget that would close 35-40 of the state's 117 state parks (as a comparison, the Governor's budget did NOT propose to close a single park - but his budget was $2 billion more than the Senate Republican budget). Here's the story on all the parks on the hit list. Close to home for my hubby, me, and my mountain biking friends who enjoy some of the state park trails, are the following:
Ralph Stover (Tohickin Creek Dam release for WW kayaking in spring and fall)
Saved are Pine Grove Furnace, Caledonia, and the Lehigh River Gorge (WW kayaking). But if this would really happen, Pine Grove Furnace, Caledonia and all the other 60 or so that stay open would likely get really, really full. How sad this is.