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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#51 Jul 22, 2007
Bossy Gillis on 7/19/06 comment said..
"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."

this is sooooo true! i was there right before it closed and all i heard was that dam honky talk country shit!!!! then i saw some white trash trailer couple with there baby in the water diaper down to its feet cause it was so soaked and full of shit!!!!!! i told a lifegaurd to take care of the situation by telling them to get out and get a little swimmer for the kid or something, your dam right i left after that though. f-en trailer folk!

United States

#52 Jul 22, 2007
i'd also like to note that there were TONS of ghost white women there that were bigger than the state of PA in two pieces, socks and sneakers????.....lets take care of this problem as well. i go to the lake to feel relaxed not to see beached whales!!!!put t-shirts on ladies!!! just cause they make it in your size doesn't mean you should wear it!don't get me wrong big woman are beautiful.....when they wear appropriate things, figures we would find most of this stuff from the trailer folk there anyways! i say GO BACK TO THE TRAILER PARK where you belong!

United States

#53 Jul 22, 2007
GDL wrote...
"How infuriating!! Of course geese are the biggest culprit of fecal coliform but in this case there is no way they can blame the problem on the geese. Can anyone imagine how many geese you would need to contaminate a lake that size?? Goose crap is small and most of the banks at the lake are wooded so geese do not even reside there. One trip to this "once" beautiful lake will tell you what the problem is. But the state is making money so it doesn't matter to them who comes. Where is Al Gore with his stupid environmental speech? Maybe he should have a dirty PR speech as well"

now as i said before i was there before july 4th, a couple of times actually, and as a middle class white republican man i can say that yes there was puerto ricans, and blacks there but there were also TONS of white people there! and i mean TONS! as i commented in comments before the people of MY fellow race, "white", were the dirtiest ones i could find,not all, but deffinately more than the puerto ricans and blacks. when will my fellow "white" people come to realize that OUR kind is getting nastier by the minute? we can not blame this on any race we just have to blame it on dirty people.....and geese of course :)
excuse me

Troy, PA

#54 Aug 16, 2007
John D.and all of you other racists. I agree that Beltzville is disgusting. But how dare you assume that it is only ethnic people? Have you ever heard of WHITE TRASH? God created all of us, I suggest you open your bible.
Beltzville resident

Stroudsburg, PA

#55 Sep 20, 2007
This year they had to say the truth because we didn't have the rain in the spring to wash the fertilizer off of the farm land to the water. And yes it is people of all races doing this. I even saw it at the Palmerton pool that is why I will not even go to the Palmerton pool anymore. A friend of mine forgot about how nasty Beltsville was and him and his family and friends went there for a holiday and they all wound up sick. That is why I got my own pool to swim in. I haven't swum in the lake since the early 80's. My daughter got sick every time she went there. So we got a pool pass and the first time there I saw a two year old crap on the edge of the pool and parents did nothing. That made up my mind to get a pool. And the fool that keeps talking trash about PRs as he puts it should get an education. Puerto Rico is a U.S. Territory so Puerto Ricans are American Citizens. There are racists in all races. This place has proven it to me. What I donít like are the ones from the cities that think just because we live in the country we are a bunch of hicks. They think they can walk and park their asses anywhere they want. How would they like it if we went and set up house in their front yard? People if you donít own the land and it is not public land stay the hell off of it. Now I have to go clean my shotgun hunting season is starting.

Allentown, PA

#57 Jan 9, 2008
nana83 wrote:
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!!!!!!!!!
much much better the crapsville!!! better beach and better for boating/jetskiing

Allentown, PA

#58 Jan 9, 2008
JuanR wrote:
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This is a free contry. I can speek any langauge I want to. what happend to "land of the free"?
land of the free for those who belong here...not you trash implants
From the area

Slatington, PA

#59 Aug 17, 2009
First of all I hate when I see all these buses in the parking lot full of new yorkers and jersey assholes. Why cant you all just stay on your shore!!! If you dont like beltzville then dont come back!!! You city bastards are slobs...learn to piss in the toilet not on it!! And learn how to drive too....90% of you shouldnt have a license to drive.
So instead of complaining about the good 'ol country keep your asses out of it!

Lehighton, PA

#60 Jun 23, 2010
May be its from all the people who drowned in there...may be a few bodies nobody found rotting in the water. I went to Beltsville in 6th grade for a class trip at the end of the year to have fun since we were moving to the middle school. I've lived here in Palmerton all my life and heard so many times Beltsville is closed to swimming. Doesn't stop my boss from walking to the lake from her house/day care. She takes the kids fishing there sometimes. Probably won't anymore with two day cares on her hands now. Palmerton Pool is way better then Beltsville although I do admitt you find bandaids and other objects floating in the water but doesn't mean the water isn't sanitary...they use A LOT of chlorine to keep bacteria out. The baby that craped in the pool that was a one time thing...NEVER in my life have I ever saw that happen there before...the water was alway ALWAYS sanitary. It was always clean every year when we swam there for girl scouts. I always had my own pool though but this year it fell apart and looking to get a new one but takes time and money to get one. Only thing I have against being at a lake or public pool is no quietness or privacy. That's why I like having my own pool.
LLT from Az

East Stroudsburg, PA

#61 Jun 23, 2011
I use to go swimming here when I was a kid and now that I'm grown I've moved to AZ. We dont have this problems there with our lakes. I come back to visit my dad, who's only 1 mile down the road and not only is the park gross but that trash is almost a mile up Pine Run Rd. make them pay and that should fix things, what are you waiting for?

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