U.S. Forest Service Officer Dave Zuniga and U.S. Forest Service Cabins and Recreation employee Caty Beckel place a road sign at the newly improved Lena Beach Recreation Area on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

U.S. Forest Service Officer Dave Zuniga and U.S. Forest Service Cabins and Recreation employee Caty Beckel place a road sign at the newly improved Lena Beach Recreation Area on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Lena Beach now open after renovations

New shelters, cooking areas and bridge highlight improvements

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