The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has expanded a program which provides free sunscreen at state parks to include Memorial Lake State Park.

30+ SPF sunscreen will be available from pole-mounted, battery-operated dispensers at a total of 46 state parks this summer, including Memorial Lake State Park in East Hanover Township.

Boat goers fill the waters on a summer evening at Memorial Lake State Park. (Will Trostel)

Read More: A walk through Memorial Lake State Park

“This sunscreen program has been invaluable helping park visitors prevent harmful exposure to the sun each year,” said State Parks Director John Hallas in a press release. “We expect to see millions of visitors this summer season and encourage everyone to take advantage of the free sunscreen while enjoying our beautiful state parks.”

The dispensers are provided to DCNR in partnership with the state Department of Health and Impact Melanoma.

Here are the state parks which will have sunscreen dispensers available for public use this summer:

  • Bald Eagle
  • Beltzville
  • Black Moshannon
  • Blue Knob
  • Caledonia
  • Canoe Creek
  • Chapman
  • Clear Creek
  • Codorus
  • Cowans Gap
  • Frances Slocum
  • French Creek
  • Greenwood Furnace
  • Gifford Pinchot
  • Hills Creek
  • Keystone
  • Lackawanna
  • Laurel Hill
  • Little Buffalo
  • Marsh Creek
  • Memorial Lake
  • Moraine
  • Mount Pisgah
  • Neshaminy
  • Nockamixon
  • Nolde Forest
  • Ohiopyle
  • Parker Dam
  • Pine Grove Furnace
  • Poe Valley
  • Presque Isle
  • Prince Gallitzin
  • Promised Land
  • Racoon Creek
  • Ralph Stover
  • RB Winter
  • Ricketts Glen
  • Ridley Creek
  • Shawnee
  • Shikellamy
  • Sizerville
  • Tobyhanna
  • Tuscarora
  • Tyler
  • Worlds End
  • Yellow Creek

A spokesperson said that the department has been working to get parks with beaches and swimming pools set with sunscreen.

“Now that those efforts are complete, we’ll be working at some of the other parks,” said the spokesperson, including Swatara State Park. However a timetable for when this might happen was not available.

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