Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Stillwater Lake Dam Update

Construction nears completion on the Stillwater Lake Dam renovation project at Camp Minsi. Construction on the Stillwater Lake Dam has moved into its final phase and the 300-foot long roller compacted concrete dam is nearly complete. The best news of all it that the 314-acre Stillwater Lake is now refilling with water and will be ready for swimming, sailing, and boating this summer!

Construction, which began in September, was slowed by wetter than expected weather during the fall and winter. As a result, the lake completely refilled during several storms that hit the Poconos. With a little cooperation from the weather, construction will wrap up soon and the lake will be refilled in just a few weeks.

Additional fundraising to cover the remaining construction costs is taking place. Minsi Trails Council would like to thank you to all the municipalities, organizations, legislators, public officials and individuals who helped make this project a reality.

However Stillwater Lake is not the only thing filling up fast; reservations for the 2011 camping season are also filling up, so be sure to register for summer camp at Camp Minsi soon. We hope you and your Scouts can enjoy the lake and everything that Camp Minsi has to offer this summer and for many summers to come.

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