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COVID-19 Mitigation UPDATE 3/17/2021:  Effective Sunday, April 4, 2021

  • Outdoor, in-person programs will resume with a limit of 40 participants per program.

  • Volunteer work days will resume with a limit of 40 participants per group.

  • Virtual and self-guided programs will continue to be offered.

  • Visitor center exhibit halls, interpretive areas, and theaters will open with a 75% capacity visitation allowance.

  • Check the calendar of events for scheduled programs.

  • Large, DCNR-sponsored events remain canceled until further notice.

Masks are required to be worn:

  • In park offices and visitor centers

  • In any other indoor public space

  • During outdoor educational programs

  • Masks are recommended throughout the park when you are unable to adequately social distance

If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.

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.

Big Pocono State Park

Big Pocono State Park is in Monroe County in northeastern Pennsylvania. The park consists of 1,306 acres of rugged terrain on the summit and slopes of Camelback Mountain and features scenic views of three states.

Big Pocono State Park facilities are maintained in cooperation with Camelback Mountain Resort. The trails of Big Pocono State Park are maintained in cooperation with the Pocono Outdoor Club.

Seasons and Hours

The park closes in early December and re-opens the first week in April, sunrise to sunset.

Contact the Tobyhanna State Park office for facility seasons and hours.

A Pennsylvania-shaped map that shows the location of Big Pocono State Park


Entrance to the park is from PA 715 and Exit 299 of I-80 at Tannersville.

CAUTION: Steep grades. Visitors should not attempt this drive in vehicles with trailers in tow.

Municipal road maintenance is not provided and seasonal closures of the access roadway will occur.

GPS DD: Lat. 41.04419  Long. -75.36925

A circular map that shows the roads surrounding Big Pocono State Park

Scenic View

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. From the summit, visitors can enjoy magnificent views. Parts of eastern Pennsylvania and portions of New Jersey and New York can be seen along the paved, 1.4-mile, scenic drive.

Summit House

Summit House, a restaurant near the summit of Camelback Mountain, is open year-round with limited access in the winter. For more information, call 570-369-1505

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.

Nearest Hospital

St. Luke's Monroe Campus
100 St. Luke's Lane
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

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