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Hunting at Nockamixon State Park

During established hunting seasons, about 3,500 acres are open to:

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Training of dogs

Common game species are:

  • Deer
  • Pheasant
  • Rabbit
  • Turkey

Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas. DCNR and Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply. Complete information about hunting rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

For hunting purposes, the use of shotguns, muzzleloaders, and archery equipment is permitted. For visitor safety, the use of all center fire and rim fire rifles and handguns is prohibited. 

All of Nockamixon State Park is included in the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Special Regulations Area for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Certain park areas are open to archery hunting only. No live birds may be released for training. Contact the park office for additional information.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Hunting is available in the adjacent State Game Lands 157.

Firearms Safety

Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons.

Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons.

In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner's vehicle or enclosed trailer. Exceptions include law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park.