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Tobyhanna State Park

Tobyhanna State Park is almost 5,500 acres of land and Lake located in Monroe County, Pennsylvania near the small town of Tobyhanna. It encompasses Tobyhanna Lake and parts of Tobyhanna creek. Tobyhanna Lake is 170 acres of boating and fishing fun.

The Park is bordered on the western side by and old rail road line that is now used for tourist excursions. The line runs from the town of Tobyhanna to Scranton, Pennsylvania and is run by the Steamtown National Historic Site.

Boats and canoes can be rented lake side from Memorial Day to Labor Day for your lake and boat outings. There are also picnic tables and fire pits there to make your day more enjoyable.
A five mile trail circles the lake for hiking and biking, and there is another trail crossing the park that is considered easy. A third trail is more difficult because of the roots and stones present.
Hunting is permitted on park land except on the lake and a small tract to the east of the lake.

There are signs up that clearly denote where hunting is permitted and where it is not. Hikers on trails crossing through hunting permitted land should wear orange to keep themselves safe.
In the winter months there is a 1.2 acre area on the lake that is designated for ice skating and a five and a half mile trail is designated for snowmobiling only. Ice fishing is also permitted, but ice thickness is monitored by the fisher, not the park.

Tobyhanna State Park was at one time an artillery range. Anyone hiking certain back country parts of the park are warned that they may encounter unexploded artillery shells that range in size from two feet to three inches. These should not be moved or touched and should be reported to the park rangers for proper disposal.

 

Tobyhanna State Park – Biking
Route 423   Tobyhanna, PA   18466
888-PA-PARKS    (888-727-2757)
www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/tobyhanna.aspx

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