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Lake Superior to Close for Holiday Weekend

Bethel, NY – Lake Superior State Park in Bethel, operated by Sullivan County, will temporarily close for the July 4 weekend, starting the evening of Thursday, July 2 and running through the morning of Monday, July 6.

“Since the beach has not opened this season, we decided to take this action in order to minimize issues with crowds and revelers at the park for the Independence Day holiday,” Parks Director Brian Scardefield explains. “We’re sorry for any inconvenience, but during this unprecedented time, we’re choosing a prudent and cautious path.”

The parking lot, swimming beach, dock area and boat launch will all be closed, with regular patrols to ensure compliance. The small parking, walking and picnic area near Lake Superior’s dam will remain open.