Hickory Run State Park
Open: Open from mid Apr through mid Dec
Number of Sites: 381
The 15,990-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.
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.Shower facilities and the dump station are not available after the third Sunday in October. Rustic camping continues until mid-December. Pets are permitted on designated sites. 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 a hand water pump.
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.
Attention All Campers: Because of an active bear population, overnight guests are required to store all food and any scented items such as toothpaste, deodorant, and dish soap in their vehicle while away from their site. This includes when leaving the site for even a short period of time, day or night. Park staff will enforce these rules and failure to comply may result in a citation.
Trails - Picnicking - Swimming - Fishing - Hunting - Disc Golf - Wildlife Watching - Cross-country Skiing - Snowmobiling - Ice Skating - Organized Group Cabin Camps - Organized Group Tenting - Camping.
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