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Beltzville Beach Swimming area is closed for the season. It will re-open 5/25/2020, Memorial Day weekend.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

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.


Make online reservations or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday to Saturday.

A Pennsylvania map that shows the location of Beltzville State Park 


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

A circular map that shows the roads surrounding Beltzville State Park 

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.

Learn, Experience, Connect

Beltzville State Park offers a wide variety of environmental education and recreation 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 center and amphitheater serve as the focal point for educational 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

St. Luke's Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital
211 North 12th Street
Lehighton, PA 18235

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