Beltzville State Park

Beltzville State Park

Located in Carbon County, Pennslyvania, within the Franklin and Towamensing Townships, you will find the 3,000-acre Beltzville State Park.

This park first opened in 1972, developed around the US Army Corps of Engineering flood control project onsite, the Beltzville Dam on Pohopoco Creek. The park offers guests an over 900-acre lake, a trout stream, sandy beach spots, picnic spots, 15 miles of trails to hike, and ample stunning views of the surrounding southern foothills of the Poconos. Bird watchers love the area due to the migrating waterfowl rest stop on the Beltzville Lake, and nature lovers, in general, appreciate the waterfalls, beach spots, and fishing opportunities.

Each March through October there is a wide variety of environmental education and recreation programs offered that foster appreciation and awareness to natural and historic resources in the area. Guests are offered guided walks, hands-on activities, and various educational programs during this time within the onsite Environmental Center and Amphitheater.

AST Tip: Save time to check out the historic covered bridge onsite, first built here in 1841!


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