Tobyhanna State Park, Tobyhanna

#14 of 24 in Nature in Pocono Mountains Region
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Tobyhanna State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 5,440 acres (2,201 ha) mostly in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, with a small portion of the park in Dreher and Lehigh townships in Wayne County, all in Pennsylvania in the United States. The park includes the 170-acre (69 ha) Tobyhanna Lake and a portion of Tobyhanna Creek. It is located 2.1 miles (3.4 km) north of the town of Tobyhanna, with the main park entrance on Pennsylvania Route 423, and a portion (Yellow hiking trail) that borders on Pennsylvania Route 196. The park lies immediately adjacent to Gouldsboro State Park, Pennsylvania State Game Lands 312, and State Game Land 127.

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  • Iomr3ssed by Tobyhanna State Park in the state of Pennsylvania. The lake is very nice clean and with a sandy shore. The park is wild and portss secluded picnic area a camping spot is also available  more »
  • The camp sites are nice. Separated from each other with good greenery. The rangers patrol during the daytime. At night things change. Noise hours are not respected. Rangers are all gone so nobody...  more »
  • So we went for a trip to the Poconos and thought we would be able to do some boating on a lake. We quickly found out that most lakes are private and you have to be part of the town on order to use the lake services. Then we found Tobyhanna and the boat rental place here. The people that operate this place are really nice and their equipment is nice as well. The park is well maintained with facilities and the lake is beautiful. Must visit!
  • Scenic state park with a lake. You can swim in the lake in the summer or do a 5-mile hike around the lake along well-marked walk paths. There are at least two parking lots (no parking fees). Both are easily accessible from State Route 423. One is by the lake spillway (coordinates 41.1991738, -75.4086720), which is very picturesque with the cascading water. This area would be an ideal spot to start the hike. The hike should last 1.5 to 2 hours for the average person. Spray some insect repellent before you start. The other parking lot is near the beach (coordinates 41.2058765, -75.3995280), which is obviously where you'd want to park if you're planning to swim. The beach area is part of the hiking trail so you can easily start a hike before or after you take a dip. There are shower facilities near the beach. Swimming is at your own risk since there are no life guards around.

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