Almost there: Swimmers, boaters, anglers close to using Chapman Dam

Times Observer photo by Lorri Drumm The rehabilitation project at Chapman Dam is reportedly 98 percent complete. The remaining work is completely weather-dependent. Swimming, boating, and angling are still prohibited.

The lake at Chapman State Park could soon be inhabited by swimmers, boaters, and anglers.

The dam rehabilitation project started in September 2017 is nearly complete, according to park office staff.

Finishing touches, including sealing of the concrete on the lakeside of the dam, paving, parking lot work, and landscaping, are complete.

The park is waiting for refill permits from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and permits from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

All permits must be completed prior to the granting of access to the lake.