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08/21/2018

Wolf Administration Celebrates Major State-Supported Campground Project at Ryerson Station State Park

Wind Ridge, PA – Today, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) officials were joined by state and local leaders for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of major state-supported improvements to the Polly Hill Campground at Ryerson Station State Park, Greene County.

“This groundbreaking ceremony marks the initiation of a series of significant capital projects slated to occur here at Ryerson Station State Park,” DCNR Bureau of State Parks Director John Hallas said. “The campground renovation project, a vital component of the overall improvements designed for the complete rehabilitation of the park, will provide high-quality overnight accommodations to our visitors for many years to come.”

The first major campground renovation since the park was opened in 1968, the project will provide for the addition of water and sewer service to seven recreational vehicle sites; construction of three camping cottages and a radiant heated shower-house; and resurfacing of campground roads.

The almost $1.4 million project, overseen by the Department of General Services, will include the revamping of recreational vehicle campsites, addition of new camping cottages and shower-house, road resurfacing, and other park improvement projects.

“For those who work at the park, visit it and support it, it is extremely gratifying, after many years of hard work and planning, to be witnessing this full-scale restoration of our campground,” said Ryerson Station State Park Manager Alan Johnson.

Future park improvements include a new swimming pool and spray park area, full channel stream remediation, and affiliated recreation area improvements. Conceptual plans were displayed at the park office during the groundbreaking observance.

Comprised of 1,164 acres, Ryerson Station State Park is in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania, near the West Virginia border. It features a swimming pool, campground, hiking, fishing, picnicking and winter activities.

For details on Ryerson Station and Pennsylvania’s other 120 state parks, visit DCNR's Find a State Park web page.

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

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