GREENBRIER STATE PARK - The lake at Greenbrier State Park opens for the swimming season today with a new policy regarding diapers and a clean bill of health after approximately 76 people reported getting sick last year, a park official said Friday.
After a lot of rain last spring, a water quality problem that caused the lake to be closed to swimming and Tropical Storm Isabel, Greenbrier State Park Manager Dan Spedden said he expects a banner season this year.
The weather has been beautiful and weekend campground reservations are booking up quickly, Spedden said.
A water quality test taken last week by the Washington County Health Department was excellent, Spedden said.
The lake was closed to swimming last August after several people reported getting sick, Spedden said.
While park officials received a good water quality test late in the season, they decided to keep the lake closed rather than reopen for a few days, he said.