WHITE HAVEN, PA --
The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced the Route 940 entrance to the Francis Walter Dam will be closed due to road repairs and paving work starting June 22nd.
The park can still be accessed from the Bear Creek White Haven Road entrance. This will be a phased repair. As work progresses, other areas of the Francis E. Walter Dam project will be closed as repaired areas reopen.
The Francis E. Walter Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1961 and has prevented more than $220 million in flood damages. It also supports recreation in the Lehigh Valley with planned fishing and whitewater rafting water releases.
Release no. 20-035