Tornado Damage Keeps Campground Closed Through May
The campground at East Lynn Lake near East Lynn, W. Va., will remain closed during Memorial Day weekend while U.S. Army Corps of Engineers crews continue to repair the damage caused by a tornado that hit the area March 2.
The damage was confined to East Fork Campground. Repairs are expected to be completed by June 1, the Charleston Gazette reported.
All reservations for May 11-31 have been canceled; individuals will be refunded for those reservations. All reservations made for June 1 and beyond are still valid.
Area 3 of the campground suffered the most damage and will be the last area to reopen. The damage includes toppled trees at campsites, downed 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.
All day-use areas, shelters and the marina were unaffected by the tornado.
For more information, write to Resource Manager, East Lynn Lake, 683 Overlook Trail Road, East Lynn, WV 25512, or call (304) 849-2355, or stop by the park office, adjacent to East Lynn Dam.