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Nearby Attractions to Tuscarora State Park

Information about Tuscarora State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

Tuscarora State Park is located near the community of Barnesville, which was founded as a railroad town to service the Anthracite Coal Region. Other nearby communities include Tamaqua, Mahanoy City, and Frackville.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce and the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

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

Locust Lake State Park

Known for its popular camping area, Locust Lake State Park nestles on the side of Locust Mountain. The 52-acre Locust Lake is located between two campgrounds and is surrounded by beautiful forests. Hiking and fishing are popular activities in the 1,772-acre park.

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.

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.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

State Game Lands 222 is located a short drive south of the park and offers additional recreational opportunities.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

The Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area is Pennsylvania’s first designated Scenic River. It has been instrumental in shaping the nation’s heritage for more than 300 years, playing an important role in three revolutions: the American, Industrial, and Environmental.