Beltzville State Park is in the southern foothills of the Poconos. Pohopoco Creek, an excellent trout stream, feeds the 949-acre Beltzville Lake, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and is a destination for boaters and anglers. The sand beach and picnic pavilions are very popular. Hiking, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Swimming, Boating, Water-skiing, Fishing, Hunting, Cross-country Skiing.
Beltzville is five miles east of Lehighton, just off US 209. From the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, take Exit 74 and follow the signs to the park.
Hickory Run State Park has over 40 miles of hiking trails, three state park natural areas and miles of trout streams. The Boulder Field, a striking boulder-strewn area, is a National Natural Landmark. Hiking, Picnicking, Swimming, Fishing, Hunting, Disc Golf, Education, Cross-country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Ice Skating, Organized Group Cabin Camps, Organized Group Tenting, Camping.
Lehigh Gorge State Park follows the Lehigh River from the outlet of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Francis E. Walter Dam at the northern end, to the town of Jim Thorpe at the southern end of the park. Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Hunting, Education, Snowmobiling, Cross-country Skiing.
White Haven is the northern access area and can be reached off of Exit 273 of I-80. Follow PA 940 east to the White Haven Shopping Center. Turn right on Main Street and bear right to the state park access area.
Mauch Chunk Lake Park is located in the Boroughs of Jim Thorpe and Summit Hill. Today the park exceeds 150,000 visitors annually and has become a popular vacation destination for many families. The park has facilities for swimming, picnicking, hiking, biking, fishing, and boating.