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Nearby Attractions to Tobyhanna State Park

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

Explore the Area

The community of Tobyhanna's name comes from an American Indian word for “a stream whose banks are fringed with alder.” The nearby village of Gouldsboro is named for Jay Gould, one of the 10 richest Americans of all time. The area around the park is very popular for hunters and naturalists.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Chamber of the Northern Poconos.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Tobyhanna State Park is close to several state parks and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

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.

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.

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.

Promised Land State Park

The nearly 3,000-acre Promised Land State Park is on the Pocono Plateau, 1,800 feet above sea level. Popular recreational activities include fishing and boating in two lakes, camping in rustic cabins, hiking trails, orienteering, horseback riding, biking, mountain biking, and swimming.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

There are several other nearby outdoor spaces and natural places near Tobyhanna State Park: