We drove through the snow to Dawson Lake/Moraine View State Recreation Area, Sunday for one last look around. Several state recreation areas and other historic sites are being closed due to low funding for such locations. Many jobs are lost and thousands of people are losing a very important part of every day life...a place to get away from the daily grind of the city or a place to reflect on our great state history.
There were barricades at the ready sitting by the side of the road for the rangers to put in place at sundown, and half of the drive around the lake was already blocked by the gates usually reserved for dusk, but in this case, they are permanent (for now)
Shawn & Art Sechrest of Bloomington hope that this closure is temporary and the state can find funds to reopen this beloved getaway in Eastern McLean County.