New York parks officials have reversed earlier plans to close six upstate campgrounds, with four now scheduled to open for a shortened season, according to the Associated Press.
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said today (May 7) that Beaverkill in Roscoe, Point Comfort in Piseco, Sharp Bridge in North Hudson and Tioga Point in Raquette Lake will be opened from June 26 to Labor Day.
Bear Spring Mountain in Walton and Poke-O-Moonshine in Keeseville will stay closed this year under the plan announced by the DEC. But horse and hiking trails and trailhead parking areas at Beaverkill and Poke-O-Moonshine’s hiking trails and climbing routes will be accessible.
Some state-run campgrounds, parks and historic sites have reduced hours or cut services because of New York’s budget troubles. The campground closings raised a firestorm of protest across the Empire State when announced in February.