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Redden Lodge and Forest Campsites Closed

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Agriculture | Division of Public Health | Forest Service | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020



Contact:
Kyle Hoyd, Assistant State Forester
Delaware Forest Service
302-698-4548  kyle.hoyd@delaware.gov 

To limit coronavirus, the Redden Forest Lodge and campsites at Blackbird State Forest and Redden State Forest are now closed.

DOVER, Del. — Beginning immediately, the Delaware Forest Service will take the following steps to limit the potential spread of the Coronavirus:

  • The Lodge at Redden State Forest will be closed to the public until further notice.
    For existing reservations, contact Catherine Connelly at 302-698-4547 or catherine.connelly@delaware.gov.
  • All campsites at Redden and Blackbird State Forests will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • All large gatherings (>25 people) scheduled for any of the State Forests will be cancelled.
  • State Forests will remain open to the general public for the time being for outdoor activities such as hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, etc.
  • Staff members will cancel all scheduled meetings (or use teleconferencing as an alternative), school programs, on-site educational programs at the State Forests, and any other activity would involve multiple people in the same room.
  • Staff members will avoid all out-of-state travel until further notice.
  • Staff members will limit their exposure to the general public whenever possible, in order to prevent the possible transmission of coronavirus.
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Redden Lodge and Forest Campsites Closed

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Agriculture | Division of Public Health | Forest Service | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020



Contact:
Kyle Hoyd, Assistant State Forester
Delaware Forest Service
302-698-4548  kyle.hoyd@delaware.gov 

To limit coronavirus, the Redden Forest Lodge and campsites at Blackbird State Forest and Redden State Forest are now closed.

DOVER, Del. — Beginning immediately, the Delaware Forest Service will take the following steps to limit the potential spread of the Coronavirus:

  • The Lodge at Redden State Forest will be closed to the public until further notice.
    For existing reservations, contact Catherine Connelly at 302-698-4547 or catherine.connelly@delaware.gov.
  • All campsites at Redden and Blackbird State Forests will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • All large gatherings (>25 people) scheduled for any of the State Forests will be cancelled.
  • State Forests will remain open to the general public for the time being for outdoor activities such as hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, etc.
  • Staff members will cancel all scheduled meetings (or use teleconferencing as an alternative), school programs, on-site educational programs at the State Forests, and any other activity would involve multiple people in the same room.
  • Staff members will avoid all out-of-state travel until further notice.
  • Staff members will limit their exposure to the general public whenever possible, in order to prevent the possible transmission of coronavirus.
    State Forest Changes
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