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Nearby Attractions to Big Pocono State Park

Information about Big Pocono State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau.

Explore the Area

The village of Tannersville is located within the Pocono Mountain region, well-known for its skiing and hiking opportunities.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Big Pocono State Park is close to several state parks, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Tobyhanna State Park

The 5,440-acre Tobyhanna State Park includes the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake, making the park optimal for outdoor recreation. Popular recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, and camping. The park features 10 miles of hiking trails and five miles of mountain biking trails. 

Hickory Run State Park

The 15,990-acre Hickory Run State Park lies in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains. It contains 44 miles of hiking trails and a large picnic area with hundreds of picnic tables, restrooms, playground equipment, drinking water, and trash containers located near Sand Spring Lake, which has a swimming beach, disc golf, and orienteering.

Gouldsboro State Park

The 2,800-acre Gouldsboro State Park features the 250-acre Gouldsboro Lake, which is incredibly popular for fishing and boating. Other popular recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, and swimming.

The Gouldsboro Lake offers a smoke-free beach, and is a warmwater fishery with common species being bass, pickerel, yellow perch, catfish, sunfish, walleye, and crappie.

Beltzville State Park

The 3,002-acre Beltzville State Park features 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.

Other recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and hunting.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

State Game Lands 38 is adjacent to the state park and provides additional recreational opportunities. The Tannersville Cranberry Bog, operated by the Nature Conservancy, is another local green space.

Pennsylvania Heritage Area

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a multi-use trail spanning 165 miles through a five-county region. This is a nationally significant historic transportation route that traverses railroads, canals, rivers, and trails.