State Park Alerts

Mountain Bike Trail Conditions -

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - Due to the very wet trail conditions, all portions of the mountain bike trail are CLOSED by order of the park and Ridenox until further notice. The signs at the trail heads reflect the closure. Please do not ride the trails while they are closed and comply with all trail head closure signage. Riding wet trails can cause major damage to the trail surface and citations may be issued to anyone violating the closure order.

If conditions change and the trails can be re-opened prior to the end of the fall season, we will update our Facebook page and Park Advisory on the DCNR website.

For current trail conditions, please check out the RideNox Facebook page at:

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.

State Park Advisories

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, and search on the keyword Spotted Lantern Fly for current quarantine information.

The birds have started their winter migration, bears are looking to hibernate, boats are out of the water and we here at Nockamixon State Park are preparing for winter. The day use area gates are locked for the season and will remain closed until April 1, 2018. Modern bathrooms have been closed and winterized. Pits or porta-pots will remain available at the fishing pier, park office lot, Tohickon and Haycock launch areas. With plenty of activities still available, we hope to see you come out and enjoy the park!


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.
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