The system sustained $1.3 million in direct and indirect losses from the windstorms, said Kenneth Caplinger, chief of parks and recreation for the Division of Natural Resources.
"We took a very large revenue hit, but business was just starting to pick up and get back to normal when superstorm Sandy came through,'' Caplinger said.
Sandy's estimated damage totaled more than $200,000, DNR spokesman Hoy Murphy said.
At Hawks Nest, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursed 75 percent of storm damage and cleanup costs, which totaled $7,200. The remaining 25 percent came from the park's operating budget, Bracken said.
"They [FEMA] came through, but the state parks budget is so slim right now, anything we can do to save money, we're trying to do,'' Bracken said.