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Address: 2950 Pohopoco Drive Lehighton, PA 18235-8905
Park Manager: Alma Holmes
Contact Info: 610-377-0045
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Park Alerts ( 4 Alerts )

  • Swimming Closed For The Season 

  • 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

The 3,002-acre Beltzville State Park is in the southern foothills of the Poconos. Pohopoco Creek, an excellent trout stream, feeds the 949-acre Beltzville Lake, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and is a destination for boaters and anglers. The sand beach and picnic pavilions are very popular.

Things To Do ( 11 Available)

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    Education Programs

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    Sight Seeing

  • fishing


  • cross_country_ski

    Cross Country Skiing

  • swimming


  • picnic


  • hunting


  • boating


  • hiking


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    • Preachers Camp Trail
      More Difficult 2.54 miles
      Preachers Camp Trail can be accessed from the end of Preachers Camp Road or Trachsville Hill Road parking lot. The trail is marked with red and yellow blazes and is approximately 2.4 miles long.
    • Sawmill Trail
      More Difficult 1.84 miles
      Sawmill Trail is broken into two loops, the upper and lower. The lower loop is marked with blue blazes and the upper loop is marked with white blazes.\r\n The lower loop on the west side of Sawmill Run is approximately 12' wide. On the eastern side it is approximately 2'-4' wide. There is no bridge to cross from one side to the other.\r\n The upper loop is approximately 2'-4' wide. There is some moderate elevation change throughout the trail and there are some obstacles on the trail. \r\n
    • Tree Id Trail
      Easiest 0.30 miles
      The trail key is currently in progress of being updated along with some of the signs along the trail.
    • Bird Blind Trail
      Easiest 0.43 miles
      The Bird Blind Trail follows the sewage pipeline west to the Army Corp building. The trail is approximately 600meters long. A bird blind is located at the beginning of the trail.
    • Cove Ridge Trail
      More Difficult 2.54 miles
      The Cove Ridge Trail begins at the Falls Trail Bridge and follows the forested ridge above Wild Creek cove. The trail is marked with white blazes and is approximately 2.4 miles long.
    • Falls Trail
      More Difficult 0.24 miles
      The Falls Trail is approximately 1 mile long and is marked with blue blazes. The trail leads downstream to a bridge which crosses Wild Creek, then heads upstream to the waterfalls area.
    • Trinity Gorge Trail
      Easiest 3.78 miles
      Trinity Gorge Trail entrance is located at the end of State Police Road and at Preachers Camp Road. The trail follows an old road, which leads past farm fields and through both open and forested areas. The majority of the trail is approximately 12' wide but as the trail approaches Preacher's Camp it does narrow to approximately 2'-4' wide.
    • Christman Trail
      Easiest 1.89 miles
      Christman Trail consists of two loops. The main loop is marked with yellow blazes and is approximately 2 miles long. The smaller loop is marked with green blazes.
    • Pine Run Cove Trail
      Easiest 0.68 miles
      The trail begins at the southwest corner of the beach parking lot (lot A). It follows a path along Pine Run Cove and loops back through a wooded section, then through the soccer field area and back to the parking lot. Approximately .7 miles
    • Ground Pine Trail
      More Difficult 0.97 miles
      Ground Pine trail begins behind the park office at the NW corner. The trail is marked with green blazes. It is approximately 1.2 miles long. The trail begins as a narrow foot path, then opens up to approximately 12'-15' wide. It turns on to a dirt road, and then turns north, back into the woods.
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  • mountain_bike

    Mountain Biking

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