Winter Storm Diego
The snow started falling late in the day on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 and it didn’t stop until the wee hours of the morning on Monday. When it was all said and done, Winter Storm Diego dropped approximately 12 inches of heavy, wet snow on Lake James State Park and brought down dozens of trees across park roads and trails. Although the storm forced the park to close to visitors for a couple of days, park staff never stopped plowing the roads and parking areas, shoveling sidewalks and breezeways and cutting fallen trees out of the roadways so that the gates could swing open as soon as it was safe to do so. They even plowed and cleared trees from Hwy 126, between the park entrances, and sections of Benfield Landing Rd.