7-1-13 Jennings Randolph Lake has plenty to do for the Fourth

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JENNINGS RANDOLPH LAKE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Jennings Randolph Lake announces a variety of activities planned for the Fourth of July weekend 2013.

Holiday weekend activities at the lake include interpretive programs and intake control tower tours. The interpretive programs will be presented in the Robert W. Craig Campground Amphitheater on Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6, at 9 p.m. The public is encouraged to take part in these free events.

The Friends of Jennings Randolph Lake are sponsoring a Raptor Program by the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, July 6. The program will take place in the Robert W. Craig Campground Pavilion. The first program will begin promptly at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, with the second program beginning at 1 p.m. Program admission is free.

Tours of the Jennings Randolph tower are scheduled from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 6. Tours will begin every 30 minutes and interested parties are asked to meet at the West Virginia Overlook. Each tour is limited to no more than 20 people. Photography and videography of any kind (including cell photos) are not permitted.

Due to the sensitive flood risk management mission, all participants must sign-in with the ranger and provide federal or state issued photo identification card. Adults with proper identification are able to sign for accompanying children (16 years old or younger). Additionally, cameras, cellphones, video equipment and bags of any kind (purses, backpacks, briefcases and so forth) are not permitted inside. Please make arrangements prior to signing up for the tour on site, as exceptions will not be made.

Contact the park office at 304-355-2346, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or visit http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/missions/damsrecreation/jenningsrandolphlake, for more information.

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