HARRISBURG – September 17, 2021–Sen. Michele Brooks is excited to announce that she is working with state and local officials to host a public meeting on the reopening of Tuttle Point Campground in Espyville, Crawford County, in partnership with township supervisors, North and South Shenango Joint Municipal Authority, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Department of General Services (DGS).
The meeting will give residents the opportunity to discuss and review ideas to reopen this beloved campground. It will be held on Tuesday, October 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the North Shenango Township Community Center, 2857 PA-285, in Espyville.
“So many area families and tourists have fond childhood memories of camping, biking and hiking at this campground, getting ice cream and visiting other local businesses,” Brooks said. “They look forward to the day when their children and grandchildren can share the Tuttle experience. This meeting on October 12 advances our collective efforts to resurrect this treasured piece of history and nature, which has been closed since 2010, and to make it a place the community and tourists will once again embrace and enjoy.”
“When Tuttle closed, I made a commitment to do everything I could to reopen it,” Brooks added, “and after working on this initiative for more than 10 years, I’m pleased to see that it’s finally coming to a conclusion as we look forward to celebrating a reopening in 2023.”
Depending on costs and bids, the reopening plan is expected to include 112 campsites.
“I appreciate the ability to work with state officials, but also local township leaders who have been important partners,” Brooks said.