Prompton State Park
Prompton State Park provides boat launching and picnicking facilities to the 290-acre Prompton Lake, which is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 26 miles of hiking trails surround the lake.
Picnicking: Picnic tables are by the boat launch. A picnic pavilion is in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property above the dam.
Boating: up to 10 hp motors
Motorboats must display a current boat registration. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks, available at most state park offices; launching permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. Complete information on boating rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.
Fishing: The 290-acre Prompton Lake is a warm-water fishery. Common fish are crappie, yellow perch, and largemouth and smallmouth bass.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. Complete information on fishing rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.
Hunting and Firearms: Most of the park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer and turkey.
Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.
Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner's car, trailer or leased campsite. Exceptions include: law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park.
Complete information on hunting rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission Web site.
Disc Golfing: An 18-hole disc golf course is in the USACE portion of the park.
Mountain Biking: 26 miles of trails
Hiking: 26 miles of trails
Orchard Trail: 3.5 miles, white blazes
West Shore Trail: 3.5 miles, red blazes
East Shore Trail: 4.5 miles, red blazes
Hemlock Trail: 2 miles, yellow blazes
Bone Ridge Trail: 2 miles, yellow blazes
High Ledge Trail: 2 miles, white blazes
Sugar Shack Trail: 2 miles, white blazes
Eagle Pass Trail: 1 mile, green blazes
Pine Creek Trail: 1.7 miles, orange blazes
Blueberry Trail: 1.5 miles, blue blazes
Cliff Trail: 1.3 miles, red blazes
Sidewinder Trail: 1 mile, red blazes
Cross-country Skiing: Many park trails and open fields can be skiied with adequate snow cover.
Sledding: Hills in the park are good for sledding.
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Prompton State Park
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Prompton State Park is easily reached from US 6 at the junction of PA 170.
GPS DD: Lat. 41.61158 Long. -75.34151
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Prompton State Park