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Gouldsboro State Park

In Northeastern Pennsylvania in Monroe and Wayne Counties is Gouldsboro State Park. Gouldsboro State Park contains 2,800 acres of land suitable for an outdoor enthusiasts dream. The Park is home to Gouldsboro Lake that is 250 acres of boating, swimming and fishing fun. You can rent boats here and there is mooring available for overnight for a fee. Boats can only use electric motors on Gouldsboro Lake. There are sandy beaches along the lake for sunbathing.

The fisherman will find on his hook Sunfish, Catfish and Bass, among many other types of fish. Hunting is allowed on most of the park during the proper seasons.  You’ll sight Deer, Black Bear and Turkey.

There are 10 miles of hiking trails and 8 miles of biking trails.

Sections of Prospect Rock Trail are suitable for biking, though some parts are rocky. This trail is nearly 6 miles long and very scenic.

Old Route 611 is an excellent trail for hiking and biking and is 1 and a quarter mile long. Some sections incorporate Prospect Rock Trail. The trail runs along the west side of Gouldsboro State Park and Parallels Interstate 380.

Another trail, Frank Gantz Trail, is a very demanding trail for hiking and not very suitable for cycling. There are many sections that are too rocky for bike riding.

An adult should accompany their children on all these trails as some places are difficult and Frank Gantz Trail crosses Tobyhanna Road, which is quite busy and supervision is advised.
Pets are allowed in all Pennsylvania State Parks in designated areas. There are camping, cooking and shower facilities available. You will also find picnic pavilions where you can met with family and hold events, such as weddings and family reunions. You can make reservations by calling them or visiting their website.

Gouldsboro State Park-Biking
Route 507, Tobyhanna, PA  18466
888-PA-PARKS     (888-727-2757)
www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/gouldsboro.aspx

 

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