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Memorial Lake State Park
Copyright: - Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks
Memorial Lake State Park
Description - Memorial Lake State Park is surrounded by Fort Indiantown Gap military Reservation in East Hanover Township. The park consists of 230 acres in scenic Lebanon County near the southern base of Blue Mountain. It is located 30 minutes east of Harrisburg and is accessible from Interstate 81 at Exit 29.

An 85-acre lake is the main focal point of the park. The park is open year-round and has facilities for picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking, ice skating, ice fishing and cross-country skiing. Sailboating and sailboarding are very popular on the lake.

Attractions - Memorial Lake State Park is surrounded by Fort Indiantown Gap military Reservation in East Hanover Township. The park consists of 230 acres in scenic Lebanon County near the southern base of Blue Mountain. It is located 30 minutes east of Harrisburg and is accessible from Interstate 81 at Exit 29.

Recreation - An 85-acre lake is the main focal point of the park. The park is open year-round and has facilities for picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking, ice skating, ice fishing and cross-country skiing.

Non-powered boats and boats with electric motors are permitted on this peaceful lake. There are two boat launches with a courtesy dock located at the main boating area. Fifty-six overnight mooring spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sailboating and sailboarding are very popular on the lake. Ice fishing is popular during the winter with the primary catches being muskellunge, northern pike, perch and catfish.

Picnicking and small hiking trails offer scenic views of the hardwood forests and pristine lake.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Memorial Lake State Park area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging around 24 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 to -2 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range above 74 degrees Fahrenheit (above 23 Celsius).

Location - The park is located 30 minutes east of Harrisburg and is accessible from Interstate 81 at Exit 29 (Fort Indiantown Gap), take Pennsylvania Route 934 North and follow the signs to the park.


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Memorial Lake State Park, R.R. 1, Box 7045 , Grantville, PA, 17028-9682, Phone: 717-865-6470
, memorial@dcnr.state.pa.us

Additional Information:
Hershey / Dutch Country Area - History and natural delights intermingle with the hand-plowed farm fields of the Amish and the scent of the Hershey Chocolate Factory.
Pennsylvania Lakes and Reservoirs - Pennsylvania boasts as having more flowing water than any other state in the "lower 48." Whether you're looking for limestone streams, famous for trout fishing or whitewater rapids for an afternoon thrill ride, this state can fulfill that desire. The keystone state offers over 2,500 lakes and 300 streams. Ricketts Glen State Park is famous for its 30 waterfalls, the highest being a 94 foot tumble. In addition, Pennsylvania is home to the Allegheny National Forest known for its lush hardwoods, rich wildlife and a 12,000 acre lake considered ideal for catching trophy walleye, pike and muskellunge.
Pennsylvania State Parks and Forests - Pennsylvania is known for producing some of the most valuable hardwood timber in the world. The 2.1 million acres of state forest land are protected from fire, destructive insects and diseases while offering a beautiful recreation environment for the visitor. Pennsylvania's State Park system offers visitors year-round recreational enjoyment as well. Amenities include: camping, picnicking, hiking, an assortment of winter sports and the viewing of the natural biological diversity and ecosystems found within the Commonwealth.

Links:
Pennsylvania State Parks - Official agency website

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