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Beltzville Lake beach closed due to high bacteria levels

It was a short swimming season at a popular lake in Carbon County.

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) closed the beach at Beltzville State Park for swimming on Thursday, due to high levels of bacteria from water samples taken from the lake on June 3.

The beach will remain closed as a precaution until acceptable water sample results are in, officials said.

The Beltzville State Park, located at 2950 Pohopoco Dr., about five miles east of

Other activities at the park, including picnicking, fishing, boating and hiking, are still available.

The same issue forced officials to close the beach for swimming for three days in August 2013.

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