Snowshoe, Cross Country Ski Loaner Program Offered

Beginning January 4 and running through the end of February, snowshoes and cross-country skis will be available to borrow free-of-charge at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions:

Equipment is available Mondays-Saturdays between 8:30 a. m. –2:30 p. m.(excluding holidays, February 6, and February 20). All equipment must be turned in by 3 p. m..

There must be at least 4” of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6” of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report for current snow conditions: http:// www.dcnr. state. pa. us/stateparks/ winter-report/index. htm

A valid driver’s license must be provided by at least one person in the group.

Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property.

Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

BE PREPARED using these simple tips:

Snowshoes have a tendency to kick up snow as you walk which can stick to your pants –do not wear cotton jeans or sweatpants –we recommend snow pants or an outer layer of rain pants so you’ll stay warmer and drier.

Snowshoes are strapped directly onto your shoes, so wear warm and waterproof boots if possible. We provide specialized shoes for the skis, so wear warm socks.

These activities work up a sweat! Dress in layers and bring water.

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park or make inquiries through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-888-537-7294 (TTY).

Bureau of State Parks Staff will gladly discuss how to accommodate your needs. With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

For more information on any of Pennsylvania’s 120 state parks visit DCNR website at www.dcnr. state. pa. us (choose Find a Park) or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS.