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“It’s time to gather at the lake”

To ensure the best possible camping experience for friends and family, our campground map and our rules are easily available here on our website and at our office. Please review them both carefully prior to your stay with us! If you have any questions or special requests, contact our office at 570-488-6161 and we’ll be happy to assist you!

RULES

Cooperation

Parents, you are responsible for your children. A parent/guardian or age-appropriate caregiver must be present on the grounds with all minor children. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, or age-appropriate caregiver at the pool, lake, game room and bathhouses.

PA state law prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages for persons under the age of 21.

• No firearms, power tools, chain saws, leaf blowers, BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles, sparklers, fireworks on premise. Items will be confiscated to be returned upon departure of guest.

• No cutting, removal, destruction or injury to any tree or shrub. Please do not cut saplings. Violations will result in fines and/or eviction.

• Stonewalls are a part of Keen Lake history. Do not take stones from these walls. Violations will result in fines and/or eviction.

• Camping guests may not sell merchandise on the property.

Road Rules

• Please remember that Keen Lake Road is a public road.

• Please walk to the side of the road and be careful not to obstruct the flow of traffic. Observe all safety rules when driving and walking.

• The speed limit on the grounds is 10 mph.

• Only licensed, insured drivers may operate vehicles.

• We do not permit ATVs, dirt and mini-bikes to be operated on the grounds.

PA law requires children ages 12 and younger to wear helmets (bicycles, skateboards, & rollerblades.)

Skateboards, electric scooters, skates, and rollerblades may not be ridden on Keen Lake Road. They may be ridden on Gravity Lane, Top of the Morning, and SunRise Knoll. Bicycles ARE permitted on Keen Lake Road as well as all camping roads.

Bicycles, Skateboards, electric scooters, skates, and rollerblades may not be ridden down steep inclines, which include Chipmunk Lane Hill, Little Keen Road, and SunRise Knoll Hill and other areas as posted. All may be ridden from dawn to dusk and are to be parked at site or rental unit by dusk.

Bikers are asked to use bike racks to park bicycles when on the grounds. Please do not park bicycles in front or to the side of the Keen Lake Office.

Golf Carts & Scooters

Golf Carts are permitted only for guests when medical conditions require use for mobility. Operation is limited to the individual on file, who must be an adult, licensed, and insured driver. Proof of insurance, medical certification, and driver’s license must be on file at the office and the request approved by officers of KLC, Inc. Electric golf carts are preferred, however, gas powered golf carts with muffler and a low-level noise level (management discretion) may be accepted. KLC will furnish comprehensive Rules for Golf Cart usage upon request.

• Pennsylvania does not recognize golf carts as street vehicles. Golf carts may not be operated on Keen Lake Road with the exception of crossing a roadway.

Registered/motorized/licensed scooters are permitted for use by licensed operators only and are guided by all PA motor vehicle rules and regulations.

• Please observe 10 MPH speed rule when on grounds.  Golf carts without lights must be parked at site by dusk.  All golf carts must be parked at site by quiet hours.

Campfires & Firewood

• Campfires must be contained in the fire ring and extinguished with water before you retire for the night. Hot embers can re-ignite the fire if winds are blowing. Shuffle the fire to make sure it is out. Never leave a fire unattended… not even for a minute.

• Do not place fire rings or fire pits on the grass or in your parking area.

• Do not remove stones from any of our stone walls to construct a fire pit.

• It is illegal in the state of Pennsylvania to transport firewood over state lines. The transporting of wood is a threat to our forests. When we move wood from one regional area to another, we potentially move serious forest insects and pathogens, many of which weaken and kill trees.

• Campfires are the heart and soul of a great camping experience. Keen Lake provides a fire ring at all campsites.

Keen Lake does not permit any firewood to be brought onto Keen Lake Property. All firewood must be burned prior to your departure. Please do not take it with you.

Keen Lake has locally cut firewood available for purchase at our office. We deliver pre-orderd bundles of wood to your site at specified hours.

Why? Over the years, a number of exotic invasive species have been detected in the United States, having gained entry largely through human activities, mainly through the movement of goods and people. Since 2002, the Emerald Ash Borer has killed tens of millions of ash trees. Of particular concern to those of us in Northeast Pennsylvania is the Sirex Wood Wasp and the Spruce Bark Beetle—both of which have the potential to decimate the Commonwealth’s pine and spruce resources. In 2007, recognizing the potential economic impact hitchhiking non-native invasive pests could have on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s communities, industries, and environment, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture enacted a quarantine order. Firewood may NOT be transported across state lines, nor may it be transported from commonwealth communities identified as having an invasive species present.

Fishing

• Lake fish at Keen Lake include bass, bluegill, calico, perch, pickerel and catfish. We encourage catch and release. Please do not overfish. Daily limit guidelines are provided by the Pennsylvania Fish Commission.

• PA Fishing licenses are required for anglers ages 16 and older. PA fishing licenses are available online at www.pa.wildlifelicense.com.

• Officers of the Pennsylvania Fish Commission patrol Keen Lake regularly. KLC is not responsible for any fines incurred by guests.

• For more information about PA fishing laws and guidelines, please visit www.fishandboat.com.

Swimming

• Parents MUST supervise minors when they are swimming.  Children ages 12 and younger may not swim at either the pool or the beach unless accompanied by a supervising adult.

• No pets other than ADA service dogs are permitted in the pool or the people beach areas.

• We invite your pets to swim at the dedicated pet swimming area to the right of the people beach.

At the Pool

• Pool hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, unless otherwise posted. Please observe posted pool rules.

• Bathing suits must be worn at the pool: no cut-offs, jeans, etc.

• Children who have not been potty trained must wear swim diapers.

• No glass containers or smoking permitted inside the gated pool area or at pool entrances.

• Floats are not permitted at the pool as they obscure the sight line to the bottom of pool.

• Please do not bring balls or play water games that will intrude on other guest’s space

At the Lake

• Please observe posted rules.

• Lake swimming in the designated area permitted from dawn to dusk.

• Lake swimming permitted only in the areas marked by buoys.

• No pushing off the floating docks.

• Observe the posted maximum persons on floating docks.

• Keen Lake does not permit swimming from any boat.

Boat Regulations

Boat operators are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations pertaining to watercraft in the areas in which they boat. Operators are responsible for the actions of all persons aboard their watercraft.

• Guests may bring their own watercraft (boats up to 14′, canoes, kayaks (2 kayaks count as one boat), and inflatables to Keen Lake. Please register these at the office and pay the appropriate launch fee.

PLEASE NOTE: Non-native plants and animals have the potential to degrade ecosystem health and make waterways unsuitable for recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and swimming. To prevent this, inspect and clean all vessels, trailers, equipment, and clothing before transporting them to different water bodies:
–Remove all visible mud, plants or animals.
–Clean and dry all clothing and equipment.
–Only release plants, fish or animals back into the body of water from where they came.

Thank you for keeping Keen Lake clean!

PA Law requires: (1) Every person in the watercraft to have a wearable (in good & serviceable condition) U.S. Coast Guard-approved PFD/Life vest; (2) Children under the age of 12 to wear vests and be accompanied by an adult; (3) Proper navigation lights on board boats after sunset. (Keen Lake does not rent boats after dusk); (4) A sound-producing device be on board boats (whistle, horn, etc.); (5) All boats which use an electric motor to be registered and display a valid sticker.

• Keen Lake does not permit swimming from any boat.

• Do not enter into any buoyed area.

• Boating is strictly prohibited in swimming areas.

• Boats are not permitted in pond area near waterfall.

Click here for information on Keen Lake Boat Rentals.

Disposal of Garbage

• We do not collect garbage from the sites. It is your responsibility to dispose of properly bagged garbage in the dumpsters located by the Gravity Lane bathhouse or by the side of the Maintenance building. Place household garbage only in dumpsters. DO NOT put large bags of garbage in the small trash cans located throughout the park.

• When you clean fish, please seal the discarded parts in plastic before placing in garbage bags.

• Please burn burnable material in your campfire.

• Do not discard old furniture, mattresses, patio furniture, bikes, decks, grills, etc…. these are not accepted by our refuse collection. We are happy to help you make arrangements to dispose of these items at cost.

Single Stream Recycling

• A recycling bin is located next to the movie lounge. Our Waste Management company employs single-stream recycling. All of your recyclables can be placed together in the same bin. No sorting required! We have recycling containers throughout the grounds for aluminum cans. This recycling project raises funds to heat area churches. We very much appreciate your support. Please think green!

The following can be placed in the bin and mixed all together:

—Aluminum food and beverage containers with food debris removed. Labels do not need to be removed.
—Glass food and beverage containers with lids and food debris removed: Clear, Brown Green.
—Labels do not have to be removed.
—Natural and pigmented plastic narrow-neck containers with symbols 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 , 6, 7 (milk bottles, water bottles, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, bleach bottles, etc .) Lids and food debris removed. Labels do not need to be removed.
—Ferrous (steel, tin) cans with food debris removed.
—Newsprint-black and white or pigmented. Not bound or placed in bags.
—Construction paper, Kraft paper, cereal boxes, shoe boxes, or similar.
—Printer paper, computer paper, copy paper.
—Junk Mail
—Magazines, catalogs
—Corrugated cardboard
—Phone Books

The following items will not be accepted:

—Wax coated paper or cardboard
—Batteries —Material with food debris
—Styrofoam
—Plastic bags of any kind unnumbered plastics
—Mirrors, window or auto glass porcelain, ceramics
—Microwave oven trays and glass cook/bakeware
—Drinking glasses
—Household items (toasters/electronics/appliances)
—Paint cans, motor oil containers, gasoline cans
—Petroleum products and aerosol cans
—Light bulbs
—Wood or yard waste
—Wire coat hangers
—Perfume, cologne bottles
—Hazardous or toxic substances
—Glue

USAGain Textile Recycling

• The USAgain clothes and shoes and textile recyvcling bin is located on the right side of the Movie Lounge, next to the large green recycling bins. Please put clean and dry clothing, shoes and household textiles regardless of condition. Household textiles include tablecloths, towels, bedding, blankets, bedspreads, etc. Drop off in tied plastic bags. A sturdy plastic bag protects the clothes from dirt and simplifies handling. USAgain cannot accept mattresses, furniture, appliances, carpeting, household items, toys, or trash.

We’re Keen on Green!

• Keen Lake remains committed to promoting an eco friendly lifestyle. Our cleaning products are non-toxic and biodegradable. We use only eco-friendly septic digesters and enzymes and have been converting water heaters to tankless heaters. Our light bulbs are energy efficient. We recycle everything we can and provide our guests with bins to recycle paper, glass, plastic, and more. Our appliances are Energy Star, and we have ongoing landscaping projects, which add more green to the park and prevent soil erosion. Our pool is heated by solar power and much of our lighting is LED. Our beach and waterspout lights are on timers, the majority of our confirmations to guests are sent via email rather than paper confirmations, and we use our shredded office papers as fire starter. Being green isn’t just good for the planet. It is also extremely cost-effective. There are ways that you can both contribute to and benefit from an eco-friendly environment:

—Use an eco-friendly septic digester
—Don’t throw cigarette butts on the ground. Douse them with water and place them in containers
—Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save 25 gallons a month; while washing your hair and save 150 gallons a month; while shaving and save 300 gallons a month.
—Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap
—Report outdoor faucet leaks as you notice them
—Repair leaks (faucets, running toilets, etc.) in your units and outside faucets. Fixing a leak can save over 300 gallons a month. Use Katadyn or other eco-friendly bottles so you don’t have to use plastic. If you do use plastic, please recycle.