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Hunting in Nockamixon - During established hunting seasons, about 3,500 acres are open to hunting.  All DCNR and  PA Game Commission Rules and Regulations apply.  All persons entering a hunting area during hunting season are encouraged to wear Fluorescent Orange.

The Nockamixon State Park Pool will not be open for the 2021 Summer Season due to a lack of lifeguards.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Mountain Bike Trail Conditions: Please check the Ride Nox website to view current trail conditions at   https://www.facebook.com/RideNox/

The Disc Golf Course is currently closed because of hundreds of hazardous trees on the course caused by the Emerald Ash Borer.

DCNR State Park Playgrounds Are Now Smoke-Free

DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine announced a ban on all forms of tobacco, vaping, and e-cigarettes at playgrounds in all state parks.

The state park playground ban eliminates children’s exposure to secondhand smoke at 135 locations in the state’s 121 parks. Notification signs will be installed by Memorial Day, May 25, 2020.

“Directly in line with our parks’ mission of promoting healthy lifestyles, their playgrounds join the growing number of county, borough, and township park facilities that embrace the Young Lungs at Play program and now forbid tobacco use,” Dunn said. “Our children should be guaranteed the right to play in clean air and healthy areas that are free of secondhand smoke.”

In a related move, responding to visitor requests and support, DCNR in prior years has implemented smoking controls at 44 of its 54 swimming beaches at state parks throughout the state. Smoking is not permitted at state park pools. Read more

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.

Nockamixon State Park

The 5,286-acre Nockamixon State Park is in the rolling hills of scenic Bucks County, close enough to Philadelphia for a day trip, but far enough away for a vacation.

Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run, and Haycock Run feed the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and a destination for boaters and anglers.

Visitors can stay the night in a cabin or enjoy the many activities of the park for the day. Popular activities are picnicking, swimming in the pool, hiking, biking, disc golfing, hunting, fishing, and boating.

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.

Fishing and boating is permitted 24 hours-a-day in designated areas. Some park areas are closed to vehicles in the winter. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

Reservations

Make 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.

This map shows the park in Pennsylvania. 

Directions

Nockamixon State Park is along PA 563, just off PA 313, five miles east of Quakertown and nine miles north of Doylestown. The main entrances are along PA 563 and can be reached via PA 309 and PA 313, or from the north from PA 611 and PA 412.

GPS DD: Lat. 40.46342  Long. -75.24179

This circular map shows the roads near the park. 

Learn, Experience, Connect

Nockamixon State Park offers a wide variety of environmental education and recreational programs.

Through guided walks, hands-on educational activities, children’s programs, and evening programs, visitors gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources.

Programs are offered late spring through fall. The Environmental Education Center is only open for programs.

Teacher workshops and educational programs for schools are available. Please contact the park office for more information.

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 an employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office.

Nearest Hospital

Grand View Health
700 Lawn Avenue
Sellersville, PA 18960
215-453-4000

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