Frances Slocum State Park, Wyoming

#3 of 6 in Parks in Luzerne County
Frances Slocum State Park is a 1035acre Pennsylvania state park in Kingston Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Frances Slocum Lake is a 165acre man-made, horseshoe-shaped lake that is a popular fishing and boating destination. The park is from Dallas and from Wilkes-Barre.
The park is named for Frances Slocum, who was taken captive by a group of Lenape on November 2, 1778 when she was just five years old. Her family had been among the first whites to settle in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania. It is believed that she escaped captivity that first night but was soon recaptured and was held for the night under a rock ledge along Abraham Creek in what is now part of Frances Slocum State Park. Frances Slocum spent the rest of her life with the Native Americans. Her brothers found her 59 years later living on an Indian Reservation near Peru, Indiana. Despite the pleadings of her brothers, Frances refused to leave her family. She had been married twice and was the mother of four children. Frances, now called "Mocanaquah" (meaning "Young Bear"), lived for the rest of her life in Indiana. She died in 1847 when she was 74 years old. Her name lives on in Indiana, where the Frances Slocum State Recreational Area and Lost Sister Trail in the Mississinewa Reservoir and State Forest are named in her memory. Her final resting place is marked with a monument along the banks of the Mississinewa River in Indiana.
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  • Frances Slocum State Park is a gorgeous area for campers, fishermen, canoes and kayaks, and best of all, gorgeous hiking trails! Highly recommended!  more »
  • Great state park close to home. I do some hiking as there are a few hiking trails in and around the park.  more »
  • We took the row boat with motor, first time trying. Nic was such a wonderful guy, genuinely care for our and the little one's safety and went out of his way to make our rep to this park a memorable one. Our 2 yr old loved it. The motor boat was pretty easy to navigate once you get a hang of it. Would definitely go there again for the next season.
  • Fantastic state park. The BEST Educational programs. My kids absolutely love going to Nature Camp here. The park works with the school to provide educational programs. Beautiful trails for hiking, great playground, lakes, boats, a pool, pavilions. This park has it all.

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