NOTICE: Starting Memorial Day weekend and continuing through Labor Day, a number of trailhead parking lots including the Wild Creek, Evergreen, Cove, and Christman trailheads will be closed from sunset on Friday through Monday morning each week. The closures are in effect to prevent further damage and degradation to the resource. On high capacity days, the day use area of the park will close once parking is filled and traffic on Pohopoco Drive will be directed away from the park at Green Street and Pine Run Road. Once the day use area closes, walk in visitors will be prohibited. Due to limited parking, buses will not be permitted without prior written approval from the park manager.
REMINDERS: Alcoholic beverages are prohibited, swimming is only permitted in the designated swimming area, loud noise/music should be kept to a minimum, and please clean up after yourselves and pets.
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
St. Luke's Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital
211 North 12th Street
Lehighton, PA 18235