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Hickory Run State Park

53 Reviews

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State Park

Are you daring enough to hike the Shades of Death Trail? This is just one of the hiking trails available to visitors at Hickory Run State Park. Not to worry though, the trail is not nearly as ominous as its name. Hickory Run was established as a state park in 1945 following a long and storied…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly


53 Reviews of Hickory Run State Park

Ratings Breakdown

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MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2022

Beautiful Massive State Park with lots of options on what to do

Hickory Run State Park, this was our second effort.     Last year it was a complete, cold, rainy washout.    We didn't have a chance to do much.   This year, however we got to explore and really enjoyed ourselves.     We went on a couple of long hikes, here and also in the neighboring Lehigh Gorge…

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Month of VisitJuly
Benjamin A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 14, 2022

Beautiful state park. Decent campground

Signs for check in were not well marked but the rangers didn't seem to mind that we went straight to our site without checking in. Campsites and the roads through the campground are a little tight. Bathhouse was decently clean. The best part of the campground was definitely the visitor center. Lots…

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Month of VisitJune
Reviewed May. 9, 2022

Just Okay - But it was probably the campers before us

Let me preface everything by saying, it rained for most of our trip, so we really did not get to do a lot of the hikes we wanted to.

We had high hopes after reading other reviews.  I've been to Hickory Run State Park a number of times, about 20 years ago, never to camp, just for day trips, as…

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  • Site 341 in the Rain
  • Forest Roads on the way to  Hickory Run Lake and Boulder Field
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Month of VisitJune


Hickory Run State Park is located in Pennsylvania


The park is within a two- or three-hour drive from Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New York City; and one hour from Allentown, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre. From I-80, take Exit 274 at the Hickory Run State Park Exit, and drive east on PA 534 for approximately 6 miles. The park may be reached by either Exit 95 or Exit 87 (EZ pass only) on the Northeast Turnpike. From Exit 95, drive west on PA 940 for 2.5 miles, turn east on PA-534 for approximately 7 miles. From Exit 87 (EZ pass only), drive north on PA-903 to PA-534 West. Turn left to follow PA-534 into the park.


4 Family Camp Road
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229


41.0250045789877 N
75.68685674317788 W

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