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Beach at Beltzville State Park closed for swimming

Unacceptable water test results blamed

Beltzville State Park beach closed following bad water test

The weather isn't ideal to go jump in a lake right now, but be advised that state park officials have closed the swimming beach area at Beltzville State Park as a precaution due to unacceptable water test results.

Daily water sampling and testing have begun and the beach, which was closed Tuesday evening, will be reopened for swimming when acceptable water tests results are received.

State park officials did not say why the water quality is unacceptable for swimming, but the beach sometimes is closed because of fecal coliform bacteria.

The park remains open for picnicking, hiking, boating, fishing, etc.

The food/refreshment concession and boat rental concession are open for business as usual.

For the latest information, contact the park office at  610-377-0045 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.


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