March 16, 2009, Albany Times Union: Catskill advocates seek to keep state campground open

Catskill advocates seek to keep state campground open

A covered bridge is a highlight of the Beaverkill Campground.

As New York continues with its plans to close six state park campgrounds, at least one community is fighting back.

Sullivan County advocates are planning to lobby Albany to keep open the Beaverkill Campground, reports The River Reporter newspaper in Narrowsburg.

Four other campgrounds are slated to not open this summer in the Adirondacks, including Poke-O-Moonshine, Sharp Bridge, Point Comfort and Tioga Point.

But in Sullivan County, advocates say the closing of the campground will hurt the region financially. The campground is located in the mountains a few miles off Route 17, next to a covered bridge and a popular fishing creek. While the state says the campgrounds it’s closing are underutilized, advocates say the numbers at Beaverkill are skewed because of flooding in the few years previous.

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