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Address: 687 Tuscarora Park Road Barnesville, PA 18214-2810
Park Manager: Tarah Brugger
Contact Info: 570-467-2404
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Park Alerts ( 3 Alerts )

  • Seasons and Hours: Contrary to the information on Google, Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.

  • Drone Restrictions: To protect park resources, limit conflict with other park users, and avoid safety and privacy liabilities, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted vehicles (RPV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), all commonly referred to as DRONES, are only permitted on designated flying fields in six remote controlled airfield parks (Beltsville, Benjamin Rush, Hillman, Lackawanna, Prompton, and Tuscarora). Drones are only permitted in other PA State Parks in very limited circumstances which require a special use permit.

  • General Firewood Quarantine: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order for untreated firewood of any kind coming into the state. Any firewood brought into the state must be kiln dried, heat treated, fumigated, and/or USDA Certified.

    To protect the high quality and native character of our State Parks from exotic invasive species DCNR highly encourages all visitors to:

    • burn/buy locally cut firewood (within 25 miles)

    • BURN ALL firewood brought from another area. Do not leave it. Do not take it with you.

    • Encourage friends and neighbors not to move firewood

    • Do not remove firewood from a Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area. Contact the PA Department of Agriculture, www.agriculture.pa.gov and search on the keyword Spotted Lantern Fly for current quarantine information.

Park Description

When viewed from the lake or the day-use area, Locust Mountain seems to drop right into the southern side of Tuscarora Lake. The scenic picnic area plays host to many day trips and family reunions and the lake is a popular fishing spot. The 1,618-acre park is home to the park office and visitor center for Tuscarora and Locust Lake state parks. Visitors are welcome to gather information about the parks, the environmental education program and local attractions.

Things To Do ( 8 Available)

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    • Forest Edge Trail
      Easiest 0.37 miles
      0.4 mile, easiest hiking\r\nThis grass covered trail winds along the edge of a mature forest and agricultural fields. The trail provides access to Log Trail and the park office/visitor center.\r\n
    • Old Log Trail
      Easiest 0.31 miles
      0.3 mile, easiest hiking\r\nThis old logging road winds through a mature deciduous forest. It has a slight grade and connects to Laurel and Edge trails and the west end parking area.\r\n
    • Locust Mountain Trail
      More Difficult 0.09 miles
      0.4 mile, more difficult hiking\r\nAn old fire access road winding through a mature deciduous forest on a fairly steep slope, this trail takes you from Crow Trail to the top of Locust Mountain.\r\n
    • Laurel Loop
      Easiest 0.41 miles
      0.4 mile, easiest hiking\r\nAccessed from Log Trail or Edge Trail, this grassy road was used to cut trees that had died from severe gypsy moth damage. This short loop provides views of mountain laurel and a mature forest.\r\n
    • Lake View Trail
      More Difficult 2.14 miles
      On the south side of the lake the trail becomes more challenging and provides views of the day-use and beach area of the Park.
    • Ravine Trail
      Easiest 0.19 miles
    • Crow Trail
      Easiest 1.32 miles
      1.4 miles, easiest hiking, yellow blazes\r\nThis old dirt road passes through many habitats, including mature deciduous forest, pine and larch plantation, grass fields, and overgrown meadow. This trail ends at the southern shore of Tuscarora Lake.\r\n
    • Spirit Of Tuscarora Trail
      More Difficult 2.43 miles
      4.5 miles, more difficult hiking; red, white and yellow blazes\r\nThis is a trail of varying terrain and land features. The trail meanders along Tuscarora Lake and Locust Creek and through several habitats like mature deciduous forest, mature eastern hemlock stand, late successional field, rhododendron thicket and a wetland meadow. Highlights include year-round seasonal wildflowers, large milkweed patch for monarch butterflies, freshwater mussels, abundant neo-tropical songbirds and the “Spirit Tree” for which the trail is named.\r\n

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