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Street Address: 1542 Mountain View Drive Quakertown, PA 18995-1573
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 ( 7 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.

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    August 27, 2018

    September Canada Goose Hunting Opportunities at Nockamixon State Park

    Quakertown, Bucks County, PA -Officials at Nockamixion State park announced hunters will again have the opportunity to enjoy the September Canada goose season at the park. The season begins Saturday, Sept. 1, and continues through Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.

    Areas of the park normally open to hunting are open for the September Canada goose season. Hunting maps are available at the park office at 1542 Mountain View Drive, Quakertown.

    Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations regarding September Canada goose season will apply. Shooting hours during the September season are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. The September season allows a daily bag limit of eight Canada geese, with a possession limit of 24.

    For more details on the hunt, or information on Nockamixon State Park, call (215) 529-7300.

    For information on any of Pennsylvania’s121 state parks call toll-free 1-888-PA-PARKS or visit DCNR’s website at www.dcnr.state.pa.us (select State Parks).

    Persons needing an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability can contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks: 1-888-PA-PARKS (voice); (717)558-2711 (local or international TTY); and 1-800-654-5984 (PA AT&T Relay Service).

    Media contact: Nockamixon State Park Manager Obie Derr, (215) 529-7300

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  • 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

Park Events

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