SWANTON, Md. (AP) — A homeowners group is asking the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to suspend a pending land purchase that would create more public access to the state’s largest lake.

The Cumberland Times-News reports that the Property Owner’s Association of Deep Creek Lake has asked the department hold off on the $1 million purchase until it addresses concerns about whether the site is appropriate for public access

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In the letter, association President Bob Hoffman questions the purchase in the Turkey Neck area when the state already owns other properties that he says have similar characteristics.

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The Maryland Board of Public Works approved the purchase for 1 acre on June 23. The property is to be managed by the Maryland Park Service for a public access road.

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