Do you want to go camping but don't have the gear to do so how would you like to use free gear?
Nineteen state parks are participating in the program, including Lackawanna in Lackawanna County, Locust Lake in Schuylkill County and Promised Land in Pike County.
The gear provided by Gander Mountain and DCNR is a four-person tent, rain tarp, four sleeping pads, four camp chairs, flashlight, lantern, camp stove and four hot dog/marshmallow sticks. The gear must be returned upon departure.
Participants need to bring their own food, cooking utensils and bedding. Suggested packing lists will be provided.
“This is the second year we are offering this hands-on instruction on camping and we’ve added five additional parks to the original 14,” DCNR Secretary Richard Allan said. “You can’t beat this offer as far as the cost. Theopportunityto enjoy many other activities at our state parks such as hiking and fishing; and a park staffer will even help you set up camp.”
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