Senator Brooks and DCNR Park Manager Greet First Campers at Revamped Tuttle Point Campground

HARRISBURG – Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50) was on hand today to greet the arrival of the first Tuttle Point Campground campers at Pymatuning State Park. This marks the first day of camping at Tuttle Point since the campground was closed in 2009.

“I am so grateful for this partnership with DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn along with Pymatuning State Park Manager Dan Bickel for making this project a reality,” Brooks said. “Today was a special and exciting day to have the opportunity to see the first campers enter Tuttle Point since 2009. It was exciting to hear that the first camper returning here had been a regular visitor as a child and has many great memories.”

Camping at Tuttle Point comes more than 14 years after it was shut down by the DCNR for cost-savings reasons.  Today, the reopened Tuttle Point Campground has over 100 campsites spread out over two loops. It now has a new main restroom and shower building for the campground, a smaller restroom for the beach at Tuttle Point, a new handicapped-accessible fishing pier, along with a new boat launch at the campground.

“When Tuttle closed, I made a commitment to North Shenango Township Supervisors and local residents and businesses that I would do everything I could to reopen it,” Brooks added, “and after working on this initiative for so many years, I’m so pleased to be here to see the first happy campers come through the gate. This really is a great day for Pymatuning State Park, Crawford County, and campers everywhere who know how remarkable the recreational opportunities are here.”

Reservations for Tuttle Point Campground for the 2024 camping season can be made until October 26 through the DCNR’s website —


CONTACT: Adam Gingrich, 717-787-1322

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