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Nockamixon State Park

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Address: 1542 Mountainview Dr, Quakertown, PA 18951
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+1 215-529-7300
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The 5,286-acre Nockamixon State Park is in the rolling hills of scenic...

The 5,286-acre Nockamixon State Park is in the rolling hills of scenic Bucks County, close enough to Philadelphia or a day trip, but far enough away for a vacation. Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run, and Haycock Run feed the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and a destination for boaters and anglers. Visitors can stay the night in a cabin or enjoy the many activities of the park for the day. Popular activities are picnicking, swimming in the pool, hiking, biking, disc golf, hunting, fishing, and boating. Seasons and Hours: The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk. The park office is open specific hours. Fishing and boating is permitted 24 hours a day in designated areas. Some park areas are closed to vehicles in the winter. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

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Great Local State Park Experience!

Almost everything you want in one place! Fishing, boating, hiking, bike riding, dog walking, strolling, sightseeing, relaxing, etc.

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Almost everything you want in one place! Fishing, boating, hiking, bike riding, dog walking, strolling, sightseeing, relaxing, etc.

Thank TS1959
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We are so fortunate to live close to such an awesome park. There's boating, fishing, running and walking trails. The pool in the summer is a wonderful place to spend a hot day and cool off

Thank Alex l
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

there are different areas to drive to to sit by the lake. the boat ramps and canoe launch sites are peaceful and safe. i have never seen it crowded, even on holidays.

Thank Valerie W
Kintnersville, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This park is always clean and maintained with tables and grills all along the lake.If you go out to the marina you always can watch sailboats buzzing by.There is also bike trails and plenty of paved walking areas as well.

Thank GPIZ
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

I love just driving to the park in the fall to the various access points and taking pictures of the fall foliage changing colors.

Thank btweluvrkids
Bucks County, PA
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106 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I love everything about this park with the exception that they don't allow swimming in the lake. I don't understand why. They offer a swimming pool, but why have this beautiful, huge body of water and allow fishing, canoeing, kayaking and sailing, but not swimming? Doesn't seem fair to those of us who don't do those other activities. But other... More 

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Nockamixon S, Manager at Nockamixon State Park, responded to this review

Hi and thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review! Our 1/2 acre swimming pool has 2 waterslides and a zero entry splash area for children. The pool is staffed by certified lifeguards and is $7/day for PA residents with ID and free for children 42" and under. Swimming is prohibited in the lake for a... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park. So much to do - many trails. Great playgrounds for the kids. Easy trails to walk or dirt trails through the woods!

Thank kel m
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

The lake here at Nockamixon has 4 entry points for kayak/fishing. The main entrance near the Rangers office, has boat rentals as well! We take our kayaks out in this lake often. It is a large lake where we always see blue herons, egrets, turtles and deer. The park also offers a swimming pool and playground for use during the... More 

1 Thank Jennifer J
Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is the last weekend of the year for boat rentals. It was nice to see the lake. Walk a bit on the paved path, and have a picnic. Relaxing half day.

Thank Bruce G
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

check out the trails and the flora and fauna. but watch out for the poison ivy which is endemic to the region.

Thank 226marc

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