Cleanup Continues at East Lynn Lake

   Efforts continue to repair the destruction caused by tornados that damaged park facilities at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facility at East Lynn Lake in East Lynn, W.Va., and the opening of the campground at the lake will be delayed past the scheduled start on May 11, 2012.

  The storm struck East Lynn Lake on March 2, 2012. Damage was confined to East Fork Campground, and includes toppled trees at campsites, damage to electrical and phone lines, and damage to other facilities. 

   The staff continues to work with utility companies to repair the damage, restore electrical service and clear away debris. The campground was scheduled to open May 11, 2012, but that opening will be delayed while work is completed.

   All reservations from May 11 thru 19 have been canceled. Individuals will be refunded for those reservations.

   The campground is now scheduled to open May 20, and all reservations made for that date and beyond are still valid.

   Area 3 of the campground sustained the most damage and that camp loop will be the last area to open.

   Reservations for camping are still being accepted through the National Recreation Reservation Service, but the campground will not open until work is completed and it can be safely used by the public. All day use areas, shelters and the marina are unaffected by damages from the tornado. 

   For more information, write to Resource Manager, East Lynn Lake, 683 Overlook Trail Road, East Lynn, W.Va.  25512, call the project at 304-849-2355, or stop by the Park Office at the office adjacent to the East Lynn Dam.

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