Beltzville beach closed to swimmers -...

Beltzville beach closed to swimmers --

There are 50 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jul 19, 2007, titled Beltzville beach closed to swimmers -- In it, The Morning Call reports that:

The beach at Beltzville State Park, which was closed for more than a week last summer because of high levels of bacteria in the lake water, was closed again Wednesday after tests again found elevated levels, ...

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Bethlehem, PA

#1 Jul 19, 2007
Start charging a fee...the rif raf that crap in the water will stop more crap in the water. They shouldn't try to blame it on the geese and rain. Why does it only happen when the park gets crowded ..... because the pigs drop their sh*t in the water while swimming. PIGS !! This is not a 3rd world country where we use the tides to take our crap out to sea !! USE THE RESTROOMS !!(and wipe your a$$ and wash your hands)

“Ummmmmmmmm, NO!!”

Since: Apr 07

Elizabeth, NJ.

#2 Jul 19, 2007
Blue Marsh-$3.00 per car.
222 south to the sinking springs exit. Turn right at light. Drive straight until you see the Sheetz gas station on your right. Follow the signs.

Much better than Beltzville!!!!!!!!!
Common Sense

Northampton, PA

#4 Jul 19, 2007
Goose crap? Are you kidding? Yeah, the always-politically-correct Morning Call strikes again. There were never bacteria problems at Beltzville until the animals started getting bussed in. Charge a fee so the animals go away and the original inhabitants don't have to swim in fecal water.

Allentown, PA

#5 Jul 19, 2007
Same "pigs" that are trashing Allentown. That's all I'll say about that.

“Here's looking at ya!”

Since: Jul 07


#6 Jul 19, 2007
Beltzville beach closed, so what else is new?
Bossy Gillis


#7 Jul 19, 2007
Every year, same story and we all know what the problem is, just listen to the music as you stroll along the beach area, that will give you a clue.
Anita Drink

United States

#9 Jul 19, 2007
Yet another place that used to be decent until it got overrun by slobs

“Here's looking at ya!”

Since: Jul 07


#10 Jul 19, 2007
Rock and Roll wrote:
It aint Danny and the Jr's "Rock and roll is here to stay" maybe more like "Jungle Boogie", and another yipsaddda yadda bouewano, whatever!!!
What are you smoking?
B Henning

Allentown, PA

#11 Jul 19, 2007
If people of all nationalities would have enough sense to keep their infants and toddlers out of the water without the proper swimwear this would not be a recurring thing at the park, and in the end once again the taxpayers will be footing this bill.

Hopkins, MN

#12 Jul 19, 2007
and I thought that was a chorizo floating buy..eye-carumba
Blue Mountain

Stroudsburg, PA

#14 Jul 19, 2007
Noone that lives in the area will go to Beltzville. Everyone stopped going there years ago when all the dirt started coming in. So whoever enjoys swimming in water filled with feces, you just keep going there and enjoy it.
I'm sure there are a number of times this will be shut down again this summer.

Harrisburg, PA

#15 Jul 19, 2007
It's a shame, it use to be such a nice place to go. Now all u see if families letting their children in the water with no diapers, and then u see the diapers floating in the water. Close the park for a season, clean it up and then charge to get in, and patrol the place and hand out fines for the crap they do.

Allentown, PA

#16 Jul 19, 2007
I agree with the majority of the comments here. I'm from Palmerton and can remember going to Beltzville as a kid when it was nice and not overcrowded with dirtbags who were brought in on buses. I would never swim in that water now. Mauch Chunk lake charges a minimal fee (like $2.00) and manages to keep the scum out. It's a shame that I will not be able to enjoy the lake with my kids someday as I once enjoyed it as a youngster. We all know it's not from rain water drainage ot geese--it's time to tell it like it is folks!!
Plain English

United States

#17 Jul 19, 2007
I remember going to Beltzville when I was a little boy. I continued to going there during my teens. What a beautiful place it was.
I took my son there last year and nobody spoke English! The only way I would go back is with the Nation Guard!

Bethlehem, PA

#18 Jul 19, 2007
I think the geese and rain are to blame for the crime wave in the LV also.
This New Format Sux

Lawrenceville, GA

#19 Jul 19, 2007
Another summer, another instance of baby Sht in the water.

Going to Beltzville Beach is like swimming in a public toilet.
Just Cuz

United States

#20 Jul 19, 2007
dirty diapers are my guess...
John D

Warren, NJ

#22 Jul 19, 2007
WOW wrote:
and I thought that was a chorizo floating buy..eye-carumba
Hahaa.. post of the day.

Wilkes Barre, PA

#23 Jul 19, 2007
Beltzville has been disgusting for decades! I wouldn't let my kids swim in it ever! I agree witht he person that said it's like swimming in a toilet, at elast we clean our toilets once a week!
Anita Hann Bethlehem


#24 Jul 19, 2007
It's time to clean up that place

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