Where to Ice Skate


Select a region from the map or from the links below, or zoom in on the map for links to the parks.

North   -   South   -   East   -   West

North


Bald Eagle State Park

Ice skating is permitted on the lake. Ice thickness is not monitored.

Black Moshannon State Park

When conditions allow, an area of the lake is maintained for skating by Boating Area 1.

Chapman State Park

An ice rink is located across from the park office, behind the Environmental Learning Center. Constructed in 2011, this 120’ x 80’ on the ground rink is lighted nightly until 9 p.m. when conditions permit. Skates only please on the ice rink. Footprints on snow and slush can freeze and create hazardous conditions for skaters.

Ice skating is permitted on the natural ice of Chapman Lake, as conditions permit.

Hills Creek State Park

Skating is permitted on the natural ice of the lake as conditions permit.

Kettle Creek State Park

Skating is permitted on the natural ice of the lake as conditions permit.

Little Pine State Park

Skating is permitted on the natural ice of the lake as conditions permit.

Lyman Run State Park

Lyman Run Lake provides ice skating at the swimming area. Ice thickness is not monitored.

Mount Pisgah State Park

Ice skating is permitted on the natural ice of the lake dependent upon ice conditions. Ice thickness is monitored at the fishing area and at the boat launch.

Parker Dam State Park

Conditions permitting, an ice skating area is maintained at the swimming area. Ice thickness is monitored for safety.

Raymond B. Winter State Park

Skating is permitted on the natural ice of the lake as conditions permit.

Sinnemahoning State Park

Conditions permitting, an ice skating area is available on the pond at the Wildlife Viewing Area near the northern end of the park. Please use caution.


South


Canoe Creek State Park

There are two ponds just north of the Beaver Dam Road Boat Launch.

Codorus State Park

When conditions allow, a 10-acre area in Chapel Cove, near the restrooms, is available for ice skating. When conditions are good, lights are provided to extend the skating time until 7:30 p.m. Skating is only permitted when the ice is posted as safe.

Colonel Denning State Park

When ice conditions permit, a one-acre area is maintained and monitored for ice skating on Doubling Gap Lake. Skating is permitted from 8 a.m. until sunset.

Cowans Gap State Park

A section of the lake by the beach is available exclusively for ice skating. Ice thickness is monitored in the beach area.

Gifford Pinchot State Park

Ice skating is available on Pinchot Lake.

Greenwood Furnace State Park

The ungroomed ice of the lake is popular for skating. Ice depth is not monitored.

Little Buffalo State Park

Conditions permitting, a two-acre skating area is maintained on the east end of the lake by the Main Boat Launch. Heated restrooms are provided. The skating area is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ice thickness is monitored in the skating area only.

Memorial Lake State Park

A one-acre area is available for ice skating in the Middle Road boat launch/mooring cove.

Pine Grove Furnace State Park

At Laurel Lake, a small area by the boat launch is maintained for ice-skating.

Prince Gallitzin

Skating is permitted on the natural ice of the lake as conditions permit.

Shawnee State Park

An area at Colvin Boat Launch is quite popular when natural conditions permit.

Whipple Dam State Park

The natural ice of the lake is popular for skating. Ice depth is not monitored.


East


Delaware Canal State Park

When conditions permit, ice skating is permitted on the frozen canal and at the Giving Pond.

Frances Slocum State Park

When conditions permit, ice skating is permitted on the frozen lake.

French Creek State Park

The natural ice of the two lakes can be skated when conditions permit.

Gouldsboro State Park

Ice skating is available as natural conditions permit. Gouldsboro State Park has a 1 acre area near Parking Lot 4.

Hickory Run State Park

When conditions permit, Sand Spring Lake is available for ice skating. Ice thickness is not monitored.

Lackawanna State Park

When conditions permit, park staff clear an area of ice near the fishing pier for skating. Always check the ice thickness before traveling on the ice. Ice thickness and conditions are not monitored. For your safety, carry safety equipment and be sure ice thickness is at least four inches thick. Ice under the PA 407 bridge is UNSAFE all winter. Check the park website or call the park office for snow and ice conditions.

Locust Lake State Park

Ice skating is available on the natural ice of the lake.

Nescopeck State Park

Ice skating is available on the natural ice of the lake.

Nockamixon State Park

Ice skating is available on the natural ice of the lake.

Promised Land State Park

Conditions permitting, ice skating occurs on Promised Land Lake.

Tobyhanna State Park

Ice skating is available as natural conditions permit. Tobyhanna State Park has a 1.2-acre area near Parking Area 3.

Tuscarora State Park

Ice skating is available o the lake as natural conditions permit.

Tyler State Park

Neshaminy Creek sometimes freezes and ice skating is permitted near the boathouse warming area. Ice thickness is not monitored.


West


Clear Creek State Park

Skating is permitted on the natural ice of the lake as conditions permit.

Cook Forest State Park

A lighted ice skating pond is along River Road.

Erie Bluffs State Park

Skating is permitted on the natural ice of the lake as conditions permit.

Keystone State Park

Ice skating is available on the lake.

Maurice K. Goddard State Park

Launch 3 has a non-maintained ice skating area.

Moraine State Park

An ice skating area is maintained in the Pleasant Valley Day Use Area. Ice thickness is not monitored.

Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle Bay and Misery Bay are popular for skating on the natural ice surface.

Pymatuning State Park

Ice skating is available on the lake.

Raccoon Creek State Park

Ice skating is available on the lake.

Ryerson Station State Park

An ice skating area is in the Maple Grove Day Use Area.

Yellow Creek State Park

The lake near the boat rental building in the beach/day use area is available for ice skating. There are facilities here for a warming fire and winter picnics.