Spring Lake gearing up for another season of family summer fun

Joseph Allen will begin his duties as park ranger of Spring Lake in mid-April.

A local treasure in neighboring Greene County, Spring Lake is a 240-acre park nestled on the outskirts of Jefferson, just north of Highway 30. Originally founded as a private amusement park in the 1920s, the park was once home to water slides and other various amusement rides, but has since gone through its fair share of changes.

Fast forward nearly a century, now owned and operated by the Greene County Conservation Board, the park serves as a wonderful place for people to come and experience the outdoors.

“We offer a lot of family-friendly activities, so we get a lot of families with young kids,” said Dan Towers, Director of the Greene County Conservation Board. “We host some events, like our kids fishing derby every year, that makes it easy for them to come out and enjoy being outside.”

In addition to 121 campsites, the park offers other amenities such as a swim beach, boat rental, concession stand, and an extensive collection of trails that are good for both walking and biking. There are also two cabins and various outdoor shelters available for rental, and a historic indoor skating rink with its’ original maple floors still intact.

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