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Date: March 05, 2009

Public meeting on Bear Creek Lake State Park master plan to be held March 12

(CUMBERLAND, VA) – A meeting to review proposed changes in the Bear Creek Lake State Park Master Plan, which directs proposed development over the next 20 years will be held at the park Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

Planners from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will conduct the meeting. They will present proposed revisions to the park’s plan that highlight changes made to the state park since the master plan was originally adopted and seek input on future changes in the plan. Proposed additions include upgrades to the campgrounds and beach bathhouse/concession area, construction of a new visitor center and relocation of the park contact station.

A master plan is developed for each Virginia State Park and is reviewed every five years. The plan guides development of park facilities and programs for approximately 20 years. Amending a park master plan is a public process and public meetings are held when major changes are considered or new park properties are acquired.

The meeting will be held in the park’s Bear Creek Hall, 22 Bear Creek Road, Cumberland, Virginia 23040. For more information, call DCR Planner Bill Conkle at (804) 786-5492 or at


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