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Beltzville State Park

​The 3,002-acre 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.

Recreational facilities are a result of a cooperative effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DCNR's Bureau of State Parks and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Seasons and Hours

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.

The park office is open specific hours. The beach and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

 

Directions

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.

GPS DD:  Lat. 40.86468  Long. -75.629

 

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window.

Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

No Camping

Overnight lodging on watercraft, in self-contained campers, or in any other form is strictly prohibited. Information about local camping areas is available at the park office.

Environmental Education and Interpretation

Beltzville State Park offers a wide variety of environmental education and interpretive programs March through October. Visitors gain appreciation and awareness toward the natural and historical resources through:

  • Guided walks
  • Hands-on activities
  • Programs

The park’s environmental interpretive center and amphitheater serve as the focal point for interpretive programs conducted at the park.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. The environmental interpretive center is ADA accessible.

Covered Bridge

At the suggestion of local residents, the original covered bridge, built across Pohopoco Creek during 1841 by local craftsman Jacob Buck, has been relocated between the picnic areas and the beach for public use and enjoyment. This bridge was first used by horse and buggy traffic and later by one-lane car traffic. It is now for pedestrian use only.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact a park employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office.

Nearest Hospital

Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital
211 North 12th Street
Lehighton, PA 18235
610-377-1300

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