Harrisburg, PA -- Today, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the appointment of Lee Dillon, former manager of Mount Pisgah State Park, Bradford County, to manage the Tobyhanna State Park Complex, based in Monroe and Wayne counties.
“Lee’s experience, education and personality will well serve visitors to the three Pocono Mountains state parks he will be overseeing,” Dunn said. “Since leaving the business world to join the Bureau of State Parks, Lee has embraced his new career with determination and enthusiasm.”
Stationed in Tobyhanna at Tobyhanna State Park, Dillon will manage its 5,440 acres in Monroe and Wayne counties, as well as the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake. The complex manager also will oversee 2,800 acres and the 250-acre Gouldsboro Lake in Gouldsboro State Park, also in Monroe and Wayne counties.
The complex also includes Big Pocono State Park, Monroe County. That park consists of 1,306 acres of rugged terrain on the summit and tops of the downhill ski slopes of Camelback Mountain, where Camelback Mountain Resort maintains the facilities. The three-park complex encompasses more than 9,500 acres of land.
“It is an honor to be named the new manager for the Tobyhanna State Park Complex,” Dillon said. “The opportunity to manage such a beautiful resource is a dream come true. I look forward to learning about the park and the community that it serves as we strive to provide a superior visitor experience every day.”
Dillon, 48, replaces Steve Jones, who left state employment. Dillon began his Bureau of State Parks career in 2012, serving as a ranger at Presque Isle State Park, Erie, and later at Moraine State Park, Butler County. Selected for the bureau’s Park Manager Trainee Program in 2017, he was appointed manager of the Susquehannock State Park Complex in August 2018. In May 2019 he was appointed to the Mount Pisgah State Park post.
The new park manager spent the first half of his professional life as a retail manager for two different automotive parts stores. Switching careers in 2011, Dillon enrolled at Butler County Community College, receiving an associate degree in park and recreation management. He continued his education at Slippery Rock State University of Pennsylvania, receiving a bachelor’s degree in park and resource management in 2014.
A native of Butler, Butler County, Dillon is married and the father of two children, ages 7 and 30.
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