Nescopeck State Park

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18766

Nescopeck State Park

Nescopeck State Park Professional Review and Guide

"Some state parks just seem so remote and out in the middle of nowhere that they’re hard to resist. This newly refurbished state park is just such a spot. The trail here begins on a wide grassy road that leads to the banks of Nescopeck Creek, which is listed as a high-quality coldwater fishery. From there you go through a swamp and then on to Frances Lake. This is a great hike for children and a great place to spend a day.

This is an easy hike that just about anyone could do. The majority of the hike is on an abandoned forest road that has turned into a wide, grassy footpath. When you do leave the main trail, you enter the forest on a typical forest footpath that gets you up close and personal with a huge beaver pond and then the nine-acre Lake Frances. There is also a section where the trail leads you through a deeply shaded pine forest."

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Trail Information

Wilkes-Barre
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.7
Distance
165 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 - 2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round; caution advised during hunting seasons
Season
Nescopeck State Park, Drums; (570) 403-2006; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/
Local Contacts
USGS: Freeland, Whitehaven; Nescopeck State Park map
Local Maps

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Jul 2018