Near Lums Pond State Park dog park

The Division of Parks & Recreation announced Oct. 21 the closure of Howell School Road for paving, between Robert Peoples Boulevard and Red Lion Road, Bear, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 8.

For the convenience of Lums Pond State Park visitors who use the dog park lot on Buck Jersey Road at the East end of Howell School Road, there will be a temporary parking area set up at the primitive campground access road off of Red Lion Road/Route 71. The dog park lot will also remain open but may be difficult to access during construction.

The public will have access to the main entrance to Lums Pond State Park from Route 896 and Howell School Road during construction.

For more about Lums Pond State Park, visit or call 368-6989.