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Mailing Address: 1542 Mountain View Drive Quakertown, PA 18951-5732
Park Manager: Obie Derr
Contact Info: 215-529-7300
nockamixonsp@pa.gov
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Park Alerts ( 8 Alerts )

  • Please pardon our look while we continue the ongoing Hazardous Tree Removal project. Invasive emerald ash borer beetles have infected and killed numerous ash trees and created hazardous trees that must be removed.   As a result, you will find most picnic tables have been removed from the park’s main day use area for the duration of the project, which is expected to remain active throughout the year.  Trees will continue to be cut down and logs, branches, and stumps will be removed and top soil  will be added in affected areas.  New trees are being planted and grass seed sown to return the park to its natural beauty.  If you are looking for a table, there are very  limited amounts of tables located in Lot #4, Lot #7, the marina area, and other boat launches. The tables will be available on a first come, first-served basis.  Pavilion 1 and 5 are available for rent and each pavilion has 10 picnic tables that can accommodate up to 60 guests.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we go through this difficult year.

  • Work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Sterner Mill and High Bridge area of Nockamixon State Park to remove dying ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer and other trees that may become a hazard.

    During the active cutting phase of this project, some sections of the park will be completely closed for the safety of park visitors. Absolutely NO use of the trail or closed area is permitted (hiking, hunting, etc) while the this project is taking place.

    As there will be heavy equipment in use and logging operations, we ask that the public refrain from entering these areas and respect all ‘Do Not Enter’ signs for your safety. Park maps indicating logging areas can be obtained at the park office.

    The area that will be closed include part of the Sterner Mill Trail by the High Bridge to cut timber block 2.

    The visiting public can still enjoy the upper part of the Sterner Mill trail system which can be access from the Sterner Mill parking lot.

    The lower part of the Sterner Mill trail will be closed until further notice, check back for updates.

  • Work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Nockamixon State Park to remove dying ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer and other trees that may become a hazard.

    During the active cutting phase of this project, some sections of the park will be completely closed for the safety of park visitors. Absolutely NO use of the trail or closed area is permitted (hiking, horseback riding, hunting, etc) while the this project is taking place.

    As there will be heavy equipment in use and logging operations, we ask that the public refrain from entering these areas and respect all ‘Do Not Enter’ signs for your safety. Park maps indicating logging areas can be obtained at the park office.

    The areas that will be closed include the entire Elephant Trail equestrian/hiking trail loop between Elephant Road and Stover Mill Road to cut timber blocks 3, 4, 5, & 6.

    The visiting public can still enjoy the nearby Church Trail, Mink Trail, and the Mountain Bike trail system. The cabin colony area will not be affected. Additionally, the northern side of the park (main day use area near park office) is not impacted by the operation at this time.

    The trails will be closed until further notice, check back for updates.

  • 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.

  • SWIMMING IS NOT PERMITTED ANYWHERE IN THE LAKE.

  • For current park conditions, updates, and alerts, please check our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/NockamixonStatePark/

Park Description

The 5,286-acre Nockamixon State Park is in the rolling hills of scenic Bucks County, close enough to Philadelphia for a day trip, but far enough away for a vacation. Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run and Haycock Run feed the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and a destination for boaters and anglers. Visitors can stay the night in a cabin or enjoy the many activities of the park for the day. Popular activities are picnicking, visiting the pool, hiking, biking and boating.

Things To Do ( 15 Available)

If the activity symbol is blue, this activity can accommodate people with a disability. Please contact the park at 215-529-7300 for more details.

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    Cabins

  • educational_program

    Education Programs

  • scenic_view

    Sight Seeing

  • scenic_View

    Scenic View

  • fishing

    Fishing

  • cross_country_ski

    Cross Country Skiing

  • swimming

    Swimming

  • picnic

    Picnicking

  • hunting

    Hunting

  • boating

    Boating

  • rapids

    Whitewater Boating

  • hiking

    Hiking

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    Trails

    • Disc Golf Course Trail Network
      Easiest 2.51 miles
      Four wheel emergency vehicles have access to some portions of the trail and would have to enter from various positions due to obstacles along the golf course.
    • Elephant Trail
      Easiest 4.81 miles
    • Unknown
      0.37 miles
    • High Bridge Trail West
      More Difficult 0.87 miles
    • Fox Run Trail
      Easiest 0.34 miles
    • Game Commission Trail
      Easiest 0.27 miles
    • Bike Trail
      Easiest 2.06 miles
      This is the main bike trail that follows the lake between the Marina Peninsula on the eastern end and the mill stone/falls at the western end. The trail is 2.0 miles long.
    • Quarry Trail
      More Difficult 2.53 miles
      This trail is used by both Equistrian riders and hikers.
    • Old Mill
      Easiest 5.18 miles
      This trail is used by both Equistrian riders and hikers.
    • Upper Branch Bike Trail
      Easiest 0.70 miles
      This section of the trail passes by the pool, the EEC and terminates at Parking Area #12.\r\n
    • Mink Trail
      More Difficult 3.32 miles
    • Church Trail
      Easiest 5.00 miles
    • Old Mill Hiking
      More Difficult 0.16 miles
    • Tohickon Lane Trail
      Easiest 0.43 miles
    • Old Haycock Road Trail
      Easiest 1.29 miles
    • Prison Camp Trail
      Easiest 0.52 miles
    • High Bridge Trail East
      More Difficult 0.69 miles
    • Horse Trail Short Cut
      Easiest 0.04 miles
    • Sterner Mill Trail
      More Difficult 1.33 miles
    • Mtn Bike Trail
      7.12 miles
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    Horse Trail

  • biking

    Biking

  • mountain_bike

    Mountain Biking

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