Nescopeck State Park
Nescopeck State Park includes 2,981 acres in Luzerne County. Its environmental education center provides year-round programming. Nescopeck has forested areas, a variety of wetlands, a small lake and a high-quality trout stream.
Tobyhanna and Gouldsboro State Parks
These adjacent parks are located in Monroe and Wayne counties and total some 8,240 acres. These parks offer picnicking, biking, and hunting, as well as hiking on 12 miles of trails. The 170 acre lake offers swimming, boating, and fishing, as well as a boat rental, mooring, and launching. Camping is available on 140 campsites and organized group tenting is available. Winter activities include cross-country skiing and snowmobiling on five miles of trails.
Ricketts Glen State Park
Located in Luzerne, Wyoming and Sullivan Counties is this 13,050 acre recreational gem. Mountaintop, Lake Jean provides boating and fishing opportunities. Kitchen Creek gorge with 28 waterfalls and old growth hemlock and hardwood forests provide scenic hiking trails. Camping and cabins are available and in demand. Reservations are recommended.
Lackawanna State Park
Located in Lackawanna County, this 1,411 acre park includes a 198 acre lake that is home to bass, muskellunge, panfish, and trout. Camping, hiking, picnicking, swimming, and mountain biking are popular park activities.
Frances Slocum State Park
This 1,035 acre state park located in Luzerne County offers camping, picnicking, hunting, fishing, and hiking on over nine miles of trails. There is a swimming pool in the park and a 165 acre lake where visitors can enjoy fishing and boating. Winter activities include ice skating, ice fishing, sledding, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling on seven miles of trails.