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Pennsylvania State Parks

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Pennsylvania
Northeast Region
Hickory Run State Park
Hickory Run State Park Winter Waterfalls © Dave Martin
Waterfalls across from the ranger station at Hickory Run State Park. Late winter of 2015.
Hickory Run State Park Morning at the beach © Dave Martin
An HDR shot of the beach in Hickory Run State Park at sunrise. Taken late summer of 2013
Hickory Run State Park Fresh Snow on last day of winter © Dave Martin
Falls across form park office after a fresh snow on the last day of winter 2014. It was very difficult to get a long enough exposure to make the water look soft and flowing because of the brightness of the scene.
Hickory Run State Park Shades of Death Trail Stream © Dave Martin
This stream runs along the shades of death trail above the main falls about 1/4 mile. Taken in fall of 2013
Hickory Run State Park Park Office at HRSP © Dave Martin
HDR shot of park office at Hickory Run State Park. Taken fall of 2013.
Hickory Run State Park Misty Morning At The Beach © Dave Martin
Taken in fall of 2013 at The main beach of Hickory Run State Park
Hickory Run State Park Bridge and Waterfalls © Dave Martin
Bridge and falls across from park office and to the left about 50 yards. Taken in late spring 2015.
Hickory Run State Park Hawk Falls © Dave Martin
These falls are located at the bottom of Hawk falls trail. Take on last day of spring 2015
Hickory Run State Park Shades of Death Waterfalls © Dave Martin
Waterfalls along the shades of death trail taken in late summer of 2013
Hickory Run State Park The Chapel © michael T. Pyle
The Chapel
Hickory Run State Park Bolder Field © michael T. Pyle
Bolder Field
Hickory Run State Park The Chapel © michael T. Pyle
The Chapel
Hickory Run State Park © William Supko
Hickory Run State Park © William Supko
Hickory Run State Park Bolder Field © michael T. Pyle
Bolder Field
Hickory Run State Park © Anna Lee Simpson
Hickory Run State Park © Anna Lee Simpson
Hickory Run State Park Hawk Falls © Marty Straub
Hickory Run State Park Boulder Lake © Marty Straub
Youve got to take a walk on this lake When was the last time you heard THAT Read all about it as you approach the lake. Aside from all of the natural beauty, there are many informative displays throughout each of the State Parks in Pennsylvania.
Hickory Run State Park © Anna Lee Simpson
Hickory Run State Park © Anna Lee Simpson
Hickory Run State Park Icey falls © Joseph Leffler
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Hickory Run State Park © Anna Lee Simpson
Hickory Run State Park Water fall © Joseph Leffler
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Hickory Run State Park © William Supko
Hickory Run State Park © William Supko
Hickory Run State Park Rock walkway © Joseph Leffler
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Hickory Run State Park winter beauty © Joseph Leffler
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Hickory Run State Park © William Supko
Hickory Run State Park Icey falls side view © Joseph Leffler
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Hickory Run State Park © Anna Lee Simpson
Hickory Run State Park © Anna Lee Simpson
Hickory Run State Park Downtree Falls © Marty Straub
Sometimes light writers know the subjects name, sometimes not.
Hickory Run State Park © Anna Lee Simpson
Hickory Run State Park Top Boulder © Marty Straub
Hickory Run State Park Fresh fallen snow © Joseph Leffler
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Hickory Run State Park © Anna Lee Simpson
Hickory Run State Park The Road © Anna Lee Simpson
Hickory Run State Park Bear Knows © Anna Lee Simpson
Hickory Run State Park Red Bridge © Anna Lee Simpson
Hickory Run State Park Hawk Fall White © Anna Lee Simpson
Hickory Run State Park Hawk Falls © Anna Lee Simpson
Hickory Run State Park Hawk Falls Fall © Anna Lee Simpson
Hickory Run State Park Hickory Run Sun © Anna Lee Simpson
HICKORY RUN STATE PARK
HICKORY RUN STATE PARK
RR 1 Box 81
White Haven, Pennsylvania   18661

Phone: 570-443-0400
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
Reservations: 888-727-2757
Email:
The 15,500-acre Hickory Run State Park, Carbon County, lies in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains. This large park has over 40 miles of hiking trails, three state park natural areas and miles of trout streams. The Boulder Field, a striking boulder-strewn area, is a National Natural Landmark.
Cabins
Organized Group Cabin Camps:

Camp Daddy Allen holds 124 people and Camp Shehaqua holds 149 people. The camps are open from the second Friday in April through the third Sunday in October. Located in a wooded setting with adjacent play fields, the camps share a swimming pool that is open from about June 1 to Labor Day. Groups must supply their own certified lifeguards. Camp Daddy Allen has paved walkways and railings but does not meet the new ADA accessibility standards.
Camping
Camping: modern sites, some with electric

The large tent and trailer camping area has modern restrooms with hot showers, a sanitary dump station, a forested section and a grassy, more open section. A camp store has general camping supplies, ice, firewood and food.

The modern area is open from the second Friday in April until the third Sunday in October. Rustic camping continues until late December. Pets and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Organized Group Tenting:

Nonprofit adult and youth groups can rent one or more of the 14 group sites. This rustic area is open year-round and has picnic tables, fire rings, non-flush toilets and hand water pumps.
Swimming
A sand beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Lifeguards are on duty from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless otherwise posted. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming when lifeguards are off-duty. A snackbar has sandwiches, drinks, ice cream and snacks.


Location
Hickory Run State Park is located near Hazleton, Kingston and Lehighton

Picnicking
The large picnic area is near Sand Spring Lake which has a swimming beach. There are over 400 picnic tables, rustic restrooms, playground equipment, drinking water and garbage containers. A picnic pavilion may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. If unreserved it is free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Trails
Hickory Run State Park offers visitors 43 miles of trails. Of the 43 miles of trails, every trail can be hiked. Hiking-only trails have yellow blazes. Blue-blazed trails allow cross-country skiing and orange-blazed trails allow snowmobiling.

The trails lead through areas rich in historic and scenic interest. This is especially true from mid-June until mid-July when the mountain laurel and rhododendron are in bloom and again in mid-October at the height of the fall foliage.

Be aware of hunting seasons and hunting areas within the park and wear bright clothing in hunting seasons.

Wear proper attire and footwear when hiking.
Nature Programs
Diverse habitats and forest types, extensive wild areas and unique geological formations make Hickory Run an excellent outdoor classroom. From March to November, the environmental education specialist conducts hand-on activities, guided walks and presentations on the natural and historical resources for school groups, scouts, civic organizations and the general public. Curriculum-based environmental education programs are available to schools and youth groups. Teacher workshops are available. Group programs must be arranged in advance.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 7 The BEST 4th of July
February 3 our favorite park for many years by lighthousenut52kg
Our kids have been raised here the past 25 years. We love it there. Follow the rules given at the office and no problems with bears. Only problem is they often allow large groups of kids in the regular sections of the campground, and there goes your quiet vacation week! I have told them about it and hope it changes but just in case I would check to see if there is a case of that in the loop you want to stay in before reserving!
August 19 Great place for scouts to camp by drofnas
I am one of the leaders of scout troop that camped here in mid August. We had a great time. The boys loved it. We went whitewater rafting and on a five mile hike. I would recomend to anybody.
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Area Cabins and Lodges
Mountain Laurel Resort & Spa The
State Highway 940
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Harmony Lake Shore Inn
LK Hrmny
White Haven, PA
(570) 722-0522
Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
Hotels/Motels
Located near popular recreational attractions, including the Claws 'N' Paws Wild Animal Park, Steamtown National Historic Site and Promised Land State Park. NASCAR fans will enjoy a day at the races at nearby Pocono Raceway.
32.2 miles from park*
Nearby Hotels
Booking.com

Directions
From I-80, take Exit 274 at the Hickory Run State Park Exit, and drive east on PA 534 for six miles. From the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, take Exit 95 and drive west on PA 940 for three miles then turn east on PA 534 for six miles. The park is within a two or three-hour drive from Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New York City and one hour from Allentown, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.

Pennsylvania
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