Motorized Recreation Space Coming to NEPA counties


EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — A 5,600-acre tract of land in the Wiesner State Forest is becoming a motorized recreation area called the Catawissa Recreation Area, says Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn.

Governor Tom Wolfe allocated $700 million in the 2022-2023 budget for conservation, conservation and recovery across the Commonwealth to make this acquisition possible.

The Catawissa Recreation Area will be built on 5,600 acres in the Wiesner State Forest in Lucerne and Schuylkill counties.

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“We at DCNR are very pleased to announce the acquisition of this property and look forward to developing it into the Catawissa Recreation Area, the first such area within our state forest system. As a national leader, DCNR is working to extend outdoor recreation to the Commonwealth, and this is an exciting new opportunity that we believe will help build the region’s reputation as a destination,” says Dunn.

DNCR rangers will patrol the land until the Catawissa Recreation Area opens, which is expected in the summer of 2024.

Visit the DCNR website to learn more about state parks and motorized recreation.