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08/16/2018

DCNR Appoints New Manager at Susquehannock State Park Complex

​Harrisburg, PA - Today, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the appointment of Lee Dillon as manager of the Susquehannock State Park Complex along the Lancaster-York county line.

“In a Bureau of State Parks career marked by strong enthusiasm, qualifications, and professional background, Lee has progressed from serving as a ranger to taking over the reins of a park complex that captures the sprawling, serpentine beauty of the Lower Susquehanna Valley,” Dunn said. “His appointment can only enhance visitor experiences at the four major tracts Lee now will oversee.”

Dillon was named to head the state park complex operations after serving one season as a park ranger at Presque Isle State Park in Erie County, and four seasons at Moraine State Park, Butler County. He was selected for the bureau’s manager training program in 2017.

At the Susquehannock complex, Dillon will oversee the 224-acre Susquehannock State Park in Lancaster County and the 85-acre Samuel S. Lewis State Park, York County. The nearby Pinnacle and Urey overlooks also will be under his direction.  All four locations offer commanding views of the Lower Susquehanna, while offering a variety of recreational opportunities for year-round fun.

“It is an honor to be named as the new manager at the Susquehannock State Park Complex,” Dillon said. “I wanted to pursue a career in resource management following high school, but life took me in a different direction. Now, 26 years later I am truly living a dream. I look forward to learning about the parks and the communities they serve as we strive to provide a superior visitor experience.”

A native of Butler, Butler County, Dillon is married and the father of two children. He spent the first half of his professional life working as a retail manager for two different automotive parts stores.

Dillon, 46, holds an associate’s degree in park and recreation management from Butler County Community College, and a bachelor’s degree in park and resource management from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

For more information on the Susquehannock State Park Complex and Pennsylvania’s other state parks, telephone 1-888-PA-PARKS from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday; or visit DCNR's state parks web page.

MEDIA CONTACT: Terry Brady, 717-705-2225; tbrady@pa.gov.

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