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Northern Pennsylvania State Park Beaches and Pools

The following state parks in northern Pennsylvania have swimming beaches or pools.

BALD EAGLE STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- The 1,200-foot long sand and turf beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- Memorial Day to Labor Day -- unless otherwise posted. The beach has a children’s playground, snack bar, changing rooms, public restrooms, and parking. Swim at your own risk. Please follow posted rules for swimming. Pets are prohibited in the beach area. This is a smoke-free beach.

BENDIGO STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Pool -- The free pool is open daily from 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. -- Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day -- unless otherwise posted. Depth ranges from three to five feet. Certified lifeguards staff the pool. The pool has an ADA accessible lift.

BLACK MOSHANNON STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- An ADA accessible sand beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules. This is a smoke-free beach.

CHAPMAN STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- A sand beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September, unless otherwise posted. Swim at your own risk. This is a smoke-free beach.

HILLS CREEK STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- A sand beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. The sandy lake bottom and grass beach are quite popular. The modern bathhouse and snack bar/boat rental are nearby and open seasonally. This is a smoke-free beach.

HYNER RUN STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Pool -- The free, large swimming pool and wading pool are open 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. -- Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless otherwise posted.

LITTLE PINE STATE PARK

Beach -- A sand beach with grass turf is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. This is a smoke-free beach.

LYMAN RUN STATE PARK

Beach -- The 300-foot sand beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. A modern bathhouse with flush toilets, changing rooms, snack bar and boat rental is the centerpiece of the beach area. This is a smoke-free beach.

MOUNT PISGAH STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Pool -- The swimming pool is open from 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. -- Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless otherwise posted. The pool depth ranges from eight inches to five feet, and includes a ramp for people with disabilities. The pool complex contains dressing rooms, showers, restrooms, and a lifeguard and first aid station. A snack bar offers food and beverages. Swimming is prohibited in the lake.

OLE BULL STATE PARK

Beach -- The 150-foot sandy beach along Kettle Creek is open from  8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. The beach is located in Camping Area #1 across from the picnic area. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Parking for the beach area is provided at the picnic area parking lot. This is a smoke-free beach.

PARKER DAM STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- The beautiful sand beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules. The maximum water depth is five feet at the buoy line. This is a smoke-free beach.

POE VALLEY STATE PARK

Beach -- The swimming beach at Poe Lake is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to early-September, unless otherwise posted. Swim at your own risk. The maximum water depth of the swimming area is five feet. This is a smoke-free beach.

RAYMOND B. WINTER STATE PARK

Beach -- The 300-foot white sand swimming beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. The beach area includes restrooms, dressing facilities, a beach volleyball court, and a children’s play area. This is a smoke-free beach.

SIZERVILLE STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Pool -- The free, 105-foot long concrete pool, with an adjacent wading pool, is open from 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. -- Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless otherwise posted. The maximum depth is five feet. There is a lift in the pool for people with disabilities.

Southern Pennsylvania State Park Beaches and Pools

The following state parks in southern Pennsylvania have swimming beaches or pools.

BLUE KNOB STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Pool -- Weather permitting, the free swimming pool is open daily, from 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. -- from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless posted otherwise. The pool is only open on weekends for the first two weeks of the summer season. Pool depth ranges from two to five feet. Weekday and evening use is recommended. For visitor safety, diving in the pool is prohibited.

CALEDONIA STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Pool -- The park features a large, ADA-accessible swimming pool that is open from 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. -- from the second Saturday in June to Labor Day, unless posted otherwise. There is a small snack bar at the pool. A fee is charged for pool use.

CANOE CREEK STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- The sand beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- May to September. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Swim at your own risk. The sand beach is 350 feet long and has a grass sunning area and sand play areas. The bathhouse has showers and dressing booths. A snack bar by the swimming beach carries a variety of fast food and drink items. This is a smoke-free beach.

CODORUS STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Pool -- Sitting on a bluff overlooking Lake Marburg, the pool and sprayground are open from 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. during the summer. The pool has a ramp for people with disabilities. A fee is charged for pool use. Swimmers arriving after 4:00 P.M. receive a discount. Season passes are available at the park office. The pool is very popular and reaches capacity on holidays and many weekends. Mid-week swimming is often less crowded. A seasonal snack bar has hot and cold foods and beverages. Due to the extreme water level fluctuations of Lake Marburg, it is impossible to maintain a swimming beach. Swimming in the lake is prohibited.

COLONEL DENNING STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach --The sand beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. This is a smoke-free beach.

COWANS GAP STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- The 500-foot sand beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- May to late September. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Swim at your own risk. This is a smoke-free beach.

GIFFORD PINCHOT STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- A large, ADA-accessible beach in the Quaker Race Day-Use Area is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Boat rental, picnic facilities, snack bar, and children’s play area are near the swimming beach. This is a smoke-free beach.

GREENWOOD FURNACE STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- A 300-foot sand beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. A modern shower house, dressing area, and snack bar are nearby. This is a smoke-free beach.

LITTLE BUFFALO STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Pool -- A state-of-the art swimming pool, which is nearly half an acre in size, sits along Holman Lake and is open from 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. The pool opens for the Memorial Day weekend, then weekends only until the second weekend in June when it begins seven days a week operation until mid-August. Please call the park office for the official opening date and late season schedule. The pool varies in depth from one to five feet and has 17- and 11-foot waterslides and a sprayground. The pool has a capacity of 1,285 swimmers and has a ramp for people with disabilities. A fee is charged for pool use. Swimmers arriving after 4:00 P.M. receive a discount. Season passes are available at the park office. The pool is very popular and reaches capacity on holidays and many weekends. Mid-week swimming is often less crowded.

PINE GROVE FURNACE STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beaches -- The beaches at Fuller and Laurel lakes are open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- May 1 to September 30. Laurel Beach is swim at your own risk. Fuller Beach has lifeguards on duty from 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, unless otherwise posted. Please follow posted rules for swimming when lifeguards are off duty. Swimmers at Laurel Lake and especially at Fuller Lake are advised to exercise caution because of the extreme depths and cold subsurface waters. Fuller Beach is a smoke-free beach.

PRINCE GALLITZIN STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- Muskrat Beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. A food concession, modern bathhouses, dressing rooms, volleyball courts, and a large picnic area are in and around the swimming area. Campers can swim at the Campground Beach in the campground. This is a smoke-free beach.

SHAWNEE STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- The sand and turf beach is open from  8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. The beach has modern bathhouses with flush toilets and showers. Vending machines are available. Swim at your own risk.

WHIPPLE DAM STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- The 300-foot sand beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. A dressing room, volleyball court, and snack bar are at the beach. This is a smoke-free beach.

Eastern Pennsylvania State Park Beaches and Pools

The following state parks in eastern Pennsylvania have swimming beaches or pools.

BELTZVILLE STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- A 525-foot sand beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to Labor Day, unless otherwise posted. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Recreational scuba diving is prohibited. A food and refreshment concession at the swimming beach is open daily (weather permitting) during the summer season (Memorial Day to Labor Day). This is a smoke-free beach.

FRANCES SLOCUM STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Pool -- The swimming pool is open daily from 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. -- from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless posted otherwise. A fee is charged for pool use. A seasonal snack bar has fast food and beverages.

FRENCH CREEK STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Pool -- Swimming is offered at the swimming pool by Hopewell Lake, from 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. -- from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless otherwise posted. A fee is charged for pool use. The pool is near the shore of the lake and provides a beautiful setting for swimmers and sunbathers. Certified lifeguards are on duty when the pool is open. Swimming is prohibited in either lake.

GOULDSBORO STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- The sand beach with rustic restrooms is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please follow posted rules. This is a smoke-free beach.

HICKORY RUN STATE PARK

Beach -- A sand beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late May to mid- September. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Swim at your own risk. A snack bar has sandwiches, drinks, ice cream, and snacks. This is a smoke-free beach.

LACKAWANNA STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Pool -- The new pool, with a spray ground/splash zone and zero-entry points for people with disabilities is open seasonally. Swimming is prohibited in the lake. A fee is charged for pool use.

LOCUST LAKE STATE PARK

Beach -- The beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Swimming areas are marked with buoys and have a maximum depth of five and a half feet. Swimmers can buy food and snacks at the campstore/boat rental. This is a smoke-free beach.

MARSH CREEK STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Pool -- The ADA-accessible “L” shaped swimming pool and sprayground is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, unless posted otherwise. The guarded pool attracts many visitors. A snack bar, large grassy area, and bathhouse are located at the swimming pool complex. A fee is charged for pool use. A pavilion is available to rent.

NESHAMINY STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Pool -- The main pool and children’s spray pool are open from the Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Regular hours for weekends and holidays are 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M., and 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., weekdays, unless otherwise posted. Lifeguards are on duty when the pools are open. A fee is charged for pool use. Swimming is prohibited in the Delaware River from Neshaminy State Park.

NOCKAMIXON STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Pool -- Weather permitting, the swimming pool hours are 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. The pool operates on a weekend-only schedule from Memorial Day weekend through the second weekend in June -- when it shifts to a daily schedule. The pool will resume weekend-only operation from mid-August through Labor Day weekend. Check the advisories tab for updates. The swimming pool complex includes a half acre main pool with two waterslides, a shallow end with fountains for children, dressing rooms, first aid station, and snack bar. Swimming lessons are provided by the lifeguards. The pool is available for party rentals from 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M., and 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. A fee is charged for pool use, with reduced rates after 5:45 P.M. Seasonal passes and group tickets for non-profit organizations can be purchased at the park office. A valid Pennsylvania identification is needed for resident rates.

PROMISED LAND STATE PARK

Beaches -- Two sand beaches are open daily from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. The main beach is in the Day-Use Picnic Area. The Pickerel Point Beach is on the end of Pickerel Point. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. There are no lifeguards. This is a smoke-free beach.

RICKETTS GLEN STATE PARK

Beach -- The 600-foot beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please follow posted rules and regulations. This is smoke-free beach.

TOBYHANNA STATE PARK

Beach -- The sand beach at Tobyhanna State Park is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please follow posted rules. The Tobyhanna bathhouse has flush toilets and changing areas. Showers are available for a fee. This is a smoke-free beach.

TUSCARORA STATE PARK

Beach -- The sand beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Swimming areas are marked with buoys and have a maximum depth of five and a half feet. This is a smoke-free beach.

WORLDS END STATE PARK

Beach -- A small dam on Loyalsock Creek forms a swimming beach and area that is open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, sunrise to sunset. The mountain stream water is always cold and exhilarating. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. This is a smoke-free beach.

Western Pennsylvania State Park Beaches and Pools

The following state parks in western Pennsylvania have swimming beaches or pools.

CLEAR CREEK STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- The 180-foot sand beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules.

KEYSTONE STATE PARK

Beach -- A sand beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please follow posted rules. This is a smoke-free beach.

LAUREL HILL STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- A 1,200-foot sand beach is open from  8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules. Swimming is only permitted within the designated buoy areas. Maximum depth is five feet. The beach has an ADA-accessible ramp to the lake, an ADA-accessible beach wheelchair, and an ADA-accessible restroom. A food concession is available from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This is a smoke-free beach.

MORAINE STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beaches -- Swimming is permitted at two beaches along the shore of Lake Arthur daily, from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day unless otherwise posted. The Pleasant Valley Beach on the South Shore is a 1,200-foot turf and sand beach and has a paved path into the water. A sand volleyball court and playground are on the west side of the beach. Lakeview Beach on the North Shore is a 550-foot sand beach. Showers, changing facilities, and food concessions are available at both beaches. Both are smoke-free beaches.

PRESQUE ISLE STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beaches -- The sandy beaches, washed by the clear waters of Lake Erie, provide visitors with the only surf swimming within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Beaches are open daily from 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. -- Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day, unless otherwise posted. Barracks Beach, the Mill Road Beaches, and Beach 11 are smoke-free.

PYMATUNING STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beaches -- Three public beaches, Linesville, Main Beach, and Beach Two; and the beach for campers in Jamestown Campground are open the weekend before Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather and conditions permitting. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules. All are smoke-free beaches.

RACCOON CREEK STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Beach -- The 500-foot, ADA-accessible sand/turf beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Swim at your own risk. A bathhouse and a concession stand are nearby.

RYERSON STATION STATE PARK

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Pool -- A free pool is open from 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. -- Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day, unless posted otherwise. The pool complex is ADA-accessible, including a lift for the pool. A food concession is near the pool area.

YELLOW CREEK STATE PARK

Beach -- The 800-foot beach is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset -- late-May to mid-September. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. A large, modern bathhouse and a snack bar are in the beach area.