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Beltzville State Park

Beltzville State Park - BEST Places to Picnic2950 Pohopoco Dr.
Lehighton, PA 18235-8905
610-377-0045

Elevation: 633 feet
Coordinates: 4052′06″N 7536′29″W

Website: Beltzville State Park

The 2,972-acre Beltzville State Park is in the southern foothills of the Poconos. Pohopoco Creek, an excellent trout stream, feeds the 949-acre Beltzville Lake, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and is a destination for boaters and anglers. The sand beach and picnic pavilions are very popular.

Recreational facilities are a result of a cooperative effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-Bureau of State Parks and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Recreational Opportunities

Hiking - Covered Bridge - Picnicking - Swimming - Boating - Launching and Mooring - Water-skiing - Fishing - Hunting - Cross-country Skiing - Ice Fishing - Ice Boating

Places to Picnic

Picnicking
Wooded and open picnic areas are in the Pine Run West Day Use Area, which has modern restrooms, drinking water, picnic tables, parking areas and day use mooring for boats. Playfields are around the wooded picnic area with an accessible children's playground between Picnic Pavilion Four and the beach. Beltzville has four picnic pavilions that may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis. Picnic pavilions One, Two and Four are ADA accessible.

Covered Bridge
At the suggestion of local residents, the original covered bridge, built across Pohopoco Creek in 1841 by local craftsman Jacob Buck, has been relocated between the picnic areas and the beach for public use and enjoyment. This bridge was first used by horse and buggy traffic and later by one-lane car traffic. It is now for pedestrian use only.

History

Beltzville State Park was developed as a portion of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control project. The park officially opened in 1972.

Beltzville State ParkDirections:
Beltzville is 5 miles east of Lehighton, just off US 209.  From the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, take Exit 74 and follow the signs to the park.

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