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Posted on: March 30, 2016

[ARCHIVED] County Parks to open at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16 for the First Day of Trout Season

Twin Lakes, Mammoth, Northmoreland, Bridgeport Dam, and Chestnut Ridge County Parks will open at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016 for the first day of trout season.

All parking areas and gates will be closed until 6:00 a.m. Saturday, April 16. No one is permitted to stay in the parks overnight. Night fishing permits are also suspended for Friday, April 15, 2016. Anyone in the County Parks between 9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 and 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16 will be cited.

Overnight camping at Loyalhanna Gorge Recreation Area will be permitted on Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16. No camping will be permitted at any other time.

Fishermen are also reminded that private boats are not permitted at Twin Lakes Park. There is a concession on the lower lake that offers pedal boats and row boats for rental throughout the fishing season. Private boats are also not permitted at Mammoth and Northmoreland Parks until May 1. Private boats are permitted at both Chestnut Ridge and Bridgeport Dam County Parks.

For further information, please contact Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation at (724) 830-3950.

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