White Haven, PA -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (DCNR) Bureau of State Parks today announced that construction has been completed for parts of a rehabilitation project at Lehigh Gorge State Park, reopening a portion of the White Haven South Access to the public.
The completed portion of the project gives the public access to a new, modern, year-round restroom facility, improved public boat launch, and upgraded parking areas. Access to Middleburg Road and trail from downtown White Haven to the railroad underpass has also been restored.
As the project continues, access will be restricted to the road and trail in the area south of the railroad underpass to new Tannery Road, including the new entrance at Route 940. Contractors aim to have the remainder of the work finished by the spring 2023.
“We are pleased to reopen parts of the White Haven area to the public with a host of improvements and new amenities,” State Parks Director John Hallas said. “Contractors are working through the winter so that we can fully reopen access to this area as soon as possible. We thank park visitors and trail travelers for their patience with this process.”
The remainder of the construction project will provide a new commercial boat launch, upgraded roadways and improved parking. The project will also convey improvements to the Lehigh Gorge Trail, part of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.
All other day-use facilities at Lehigh Gorge State Park south of Tannery Road and the D&L Trail north of Middleburg Road have remained open to the public during this period. Opportunities to enjoy the park include boating, hiking, biking, and fishing.
The public is advised to call the park for updated information on open areas, or to check the
Lehigh Gorge State Park website.
Wesley Robinson, 717-877-6315
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