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Nearby Attractions to Nescopeck State Park

Information about Nescopeck State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Luzerne County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

Nescopeck State Park is close to the community of Drums, Mountain Top, and White Haven which offer amenities such as groceries, gas, and restaurants. The city of Wilkes-Barre is 30 miles to the northeast and offers additional amenities.

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

Nearby State Parks and Forests

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

Hickory Run State Park

The 15,990-acre Hickory Run State Park lies in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains.

The park contains 44 miles of hiking trails and a large picnic area with picnic tables, restrooms, playground equipment, drinking water, and trash containers located near Sand Spring Lake, which has a swimming beach, and offers opportunities for disc golf and orienteering.

Lehigh Gorge State Park

The 6,107-acre Lehigh Gorge State Park is characterized by a deep, steep-walled gorge carved by a river, thick vegetation, rock outcroppings, and waterfalls.
In Luzerne and Carbon counties in eastern Pennsylvania, the park follows the Lehigh River from the outlet of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Francis E. Walter Dam at the northern end, to the town of Jim Thorpe at the southern end of the park.

Popular recreational activities include hiking, biking, whitewater boating, fishing, hunting, and wildlife watching.

Pinchot State Forest

The 44,743-acre Pinchot State Forest is named in recognition of Gifford Pinchot’s monumental contributions to forestry and his legacy of forest land conservation. Pinchot turned a childhood interest in nature into a distinguished career protecting forests and a founding role in America’s emerging conservation movement.

The forest offers many recreational opportunities including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, kayaking, fishing, hunting, camping, and sightseeing.

Weiser State Forest

The nearly 30,000-acre Weiser State Forest is located in the ridge and valley region of eastern Pennsylvania. The forest offers many outdoor opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, boating, kayaking, fishing, hunting, camping, and even hang gliding.

Weiser State Forest contains approximately 114 of the 229 miles that the Appalachian Trail covers in Pennsylvania, four miles of which are located on state forest land.

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

The rail-trail through Lehigh Gorge State Park extends north out of the park and connects to a small parking area at the Middleburg Road crossing and at a large trailhead on PA-437 north of the park. Starting from the Black Diamond Trailhead and heading south, it is 8-miles (downhill at a gentle grade) to White Haven.

State Game Lands 119 and 187 are adjacent to the park and offer additional recreational opportunities.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

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.