Scenic state park with a lake. You can swim in the lake in the summer or do a 5-mile hike around the lake along well-marked walk paths. There are at least two parking lots(no parking fees). Both are easily accessible from State Route 423. One is by the lake spillway), which is very picturesque with the cascading water. This area would be an ideal spot to start the hike. The hike should last 1.5 to 2 hours for the average person. Spray some insect repellent before you start. The other parking lot is near the beachwhich is obviously where you'd want to park if you're planning to swim. The beach area is part of the hiking trail so you can easily start a hike before or after you take a dip. There are shower facilities near the beach. Swimming is at your own risk since there are no life guards around.
Great place to bring kids.
The campsites are nice. Fish was great.
Camped here growing up. Visited again as an adult. Great memories. Quiet and relaxing. Great place to do nothing
Just finished up two nights in site 123. These sites are RIGHT AGAINST THE ROAD. Other state parks tend to make their sites deep, whereas these are wide.
They dont seem to enforce quiet time after 9, which would be fine if each campsite wasn't right up on the neighbor. Bathrooms were clean enough, and they have coin op laundry which could be nice for families. They only had one utility sink to clean dishes, and the faucet was a poorly working motion sensor- time consuming and annoying.
The park seems best suited to families who want to fish off of a dam, hand out at a "beach", play volleyball, or let their kids run around with some freedom.
Decent hiking trail nearby, in state game lands 122, but this park is centered around the lake with no great hiking on site.
Didn't hate it, won't be back.
We walked around the reservoir on a lovely path and enjoyed the nicely-cared-for amenities. My family thought the sites were too close together and that the sites along the water would be better if they were tucked back from the road and closer to the water. The bullfrogs made joyful sounds, but we were hoping to be more rustic and further from other people.
There are sites right on the lake. The bathrooms aren’t the greatest but overall it’s a beautiful place
Scenic and spacious. Large camping areas that can fit two cars onsite and include picnic tables, some even with water and electric hookups. The bathrooms are large and well kept. The lake is nearby and doesn’t get crowded. There’s a separate shore for kayaks and canoes to enter the lake. We even got to see an eagles’ nest near our campsite.
We picked this site because you can kayak and it’s close to the tree top adventures. Typical campground with bathrooms and showers. The best part is the lake for water activities and the surrounding things you can do.
I was able to get up to the Poconos before the fall color ended! What an experience!! Breathtaking views from nearby trails and nearby Big Pocono State Park. The park staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about nearby trails and best places to get the most out of the views! I felt very safe camping here alone as a woman. The park ranger would frequently drive through the campground. I never saw any bears, although the staff said there were bears in the area. They had large dumpsters away from the campsites to dispose of garbage safely. Being able to wake up lakeside up in the mountain and looking at the view was an experience that I will always treasure!