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Nockamixon State Park

The 5,286-acre Nockamixon State Park is in the rolling hills of scenic Bucks County, close enough to Philadelphia for a day trip, but far enough away for a vacation.

Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run, and Haycock Run feed the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and a destination for boaters and anglers.

Visitors can stay the night in a cabin or enjoy the many activities of the park for the day. Popular activities are picnicking, swimming in the pool, hiking, biking, disc golfing, hunting, fishing, and boating.

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.

Fishing and boating is permitted 24 hours a day in designated areas. Some park areas are closed to vehicles in the winter. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

 

Directions

Nockamixon State Park is along PA 563, just off PA 313, five miles east of Quakertown and nine miles north of Doylestown. The main entrances are along PA 563 and can be reached via PA 309 and PA 313, or from the north from PA 611 and PA 412.

GPS DD: Lat. 40.46342  Long. -75.24179

 

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.

Environmental Education and Interpretation

Nockamixon State Park offers a wide variety of environmental education, interpretive, and recreational programs. Through guided walks, hands-on educational activities, children’s programs, and evening programs, visitors gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources.

Programs are offered late spring through fall. The Environmental Education Center is only open for programs.

Teacher workshops and educational programs for schools are available. Please contact the park office for more information.

Pontoon Boat Tours

Pontoon boat tours of the lake board at the marina. These tours provide a history of the park and views of wildlife and beautiful scenery.

Preregistration for the boat tours is required and starts in early April. Please contact the park office.

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 an employee.

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

Nearest Hospital

Grand View Health
700 Lawn Avenue
Sellersville, PA 18960
215-453-4000

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