State Park Alerts

MAIN DAY-USE AREA CLOSED

Work is scheduled to begin in the entire Main Day-Use Area, on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 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 area that will be closed include the ENTIRE Main Day-Use Area, including the pave bike trail and roadways, on the north side of the park between the Fishing Pier Road and Harrisburg School Road to cut timber block 1.

The visiting public can still enjoy the nearby Tohickon Launch Area, Haycock Launch Area, the Disc Golf Area, the Marina, the Fishing Pier, Old Mill Trail west of Fishing Pier Road, Quarry Trail, Sterner Mill Trail, Church Trail, Mink Trail, and the Mountain Bike trail system. The cabin colony area will not be affected.

The paved bike trail will be closed until further notice, check back for updates.

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.

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, www.agriculture.pa.gov and search on the keyword Spotted Lantern Fly for current quarantine information.

SWIMMING IS NOT PERMITTED ANYWHERE IN THE LAKE.

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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