Locust Lake Lake Getaways

lake getaways

Located in the Poconos, next to Locust Mountain, Locust Lake is a peaceful 52 acre escape from the busy life. Visitors to Locust Lake enjoy spending their time hiking, biking, and fishing. The most popular fish to hook are trout, pickerel, pan fish, and large and smallmouth. For those who plan on boating, the only type of motor allowed is electric. During the winter, common activities include ice fishing, ice skating, and sledding.

Situated at the western end of Locust Valley near the headwaters of Locust Creek, the park encompasses 1,144 acres including a 52-acre lake. With the exception of approximately 60 acres located in the immediate area of the dam, the entire park area is forested. Locust Lake State Park is adjacent to the 600 acres of the Weiser State Forest. This state forest district offers numerous miles of scenic state forest roads, foot trails, snowmobile trails and scenic overlooks. The park encompasses 1,144 acres of recreation land for camping, playgrounds, hiking, swimming and nature activities. Approximately 1,045 acres are available for hunting. During the height of the camping season, a park naturalist provides evening campfire programs, guided nature walks, environmental education programs and activities.

The park encompasses 1,144 acres of recreation land with a 52 acre lake open for boating, fishing and winter sports. This lovely forested park offers camping, playgrounds, hiking, swimming and nature activities. Hunting, dog training and trapping are permitted in designated areas within the park boundaries. Approximately 1,045 acres are available for hunting, with the exception of: 1) hunting of woodchucks also known as groundhogs is prohibited and 2) dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day to March 31 in designated hunting areas. Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations are in effect for all activities in the park. Hunting in both the park and adjacent state forest lands is restricted to designated areas. A special regulations area allowing only bow and arrow and flintlock muzzleloader hunting is offered.

During the height of the camping season, a park naturalist provides evening campfire programs, guided nature walks, environmental education programs and activities. The environmental interpretive program is geared for all age levels and offers a variety of programs ranging from educational programs to interpretation of local history. The program also encompasses the natural world within the park boundaries through interpretation on guided hikes, slide presentations, and environmental education activities. The park naturalist is available at the special request of groups such as scouts, youth conservation groups, school groups, civic organizations, etc. for presentations and programs relevant to their specific needs and interest. The environmental interpretive program functions primarily from Memorial Day to Labor Day.