Swimming in the South


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South

Blue Knob State Park

Weather permitting, the swimming pool is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless posted otherwise. The pool is only open on weekends for the first two weeks of the summer season. Pool depth ranges from 2 to 5 feet. Weekday and evening use is recommended. No diving is permitted at the pool for visitor safety.

Caledonia State ParkThe ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.

The park features a large, ADA accessible swimming pool with a small snack bar. The pool is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from the second Saturday in June to Labor Day, unless posted otherwise. Fee charged for pool use.

Canoe Creek State ParkThe ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.

The sand beach is open from May to September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Swim at your own risk. The sand beach is 350 feet long and has a grass sunning area and sand play areas. The bathhouse has showers and dressing booths. A snackbar by the swimming beach carries a variety of fast food and drink items.

Codorus State ParkThe ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.

The pool and sprayground sit on a bluff overlooking Lake Marburg. The pool has a ramp for people with disabilities. The summer hours are 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Admission is charged. Swimmers arriving after 4 p.m. receive a discount. Season passes are available at the park office.

Colonel Denning State Park

The sand beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming.

Cowans Gap State ParkThe ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.

The 500-foot sand beach is open from late May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Swim at your own risk.

French Creek State ParkThe ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Swimming is offered at the swimming pool by Hopewell Lake from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless otherwise posted. A fee is charged. The pool is near the shore of the lake and provides a beautiful setting for swimmers and sunbathers. Certified lifeguards are on duty when the pool is open. Swimming is prohibited in either lake.

Gifford Pinchot State ParkThe ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.

A large, ADA accessible beach in the Quaker Race Day Use Area is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Boat rental, picnic facilities, snack bar and children’s play area are near the swimming beach.

Greenwood Furnace State Park

A 300-foot sand beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. A dressing area and restroom are nearby.

Little Buffalo State ParkThe ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.

A state-of-the art swimming pool which is nearly half an acre in size sits along Holman Lake. The pool varies in depth from one to five feet and has 17- and 11-foot waterslides and a sprayground. The pool has a capacity of 1,285 swimmers and has a ramp for people with disabilities. The summer hours are 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. The pool opens for the Memorial Day weekend then weekends only until the second weekend in June when it begins seven days a week operation until mid-August. Please call the park office for the official opening date and late season schedule. There is a fee for pool use. Swimmers arriving after 4 p.m. receive a discount. Season passes are available at the park office. The pool is very popular and reaches capacity on holidays and many weekends. Mid-week swimming is often less crowded.

Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Two beaches are open from May 1 to September 30, from sunrise to sunset. Laurel Beach is swim at your own risk. Fuller Beach is guarded from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and is swim at your own risk other times. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Swimmers at Laurel Lake and especially at Fuller Lake are advised to exercise caution because of the extreme depths and cold subsurface waters. In the summer season, a snack bar is available at each beach.

Poe Valley State Park

The swimming beach at Poe Lake is open from late May to early September unless otherwise posted. Swimming hours are from 8 a.m. to sunset. Swim at your own risk. The maximum water depth of the swimming area is five feet.

Prince Gallitzin State Park

Muskrat beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. A food concession, modern bathhouses, dressing rooms, volleyball courts and a large picnic area are in and around the swimming area.

Raymond B. Winter State Park

The swimming beach features 300 feet of white sand. The beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. The beach area includes restrooms, dressing facilities, a beach volleyball court and a children’s play area.

Shawnee State Park

The sand and turf beach has modern bathhouses with flush toilets and showers. Vending machines are availble. The beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Swim at your own risk.

Whipple Dam State Park

The 300-foot sand beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. A dressing room, volleyball court and snackbar are at the beach.