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Locust Lake State Park- Situated at the head of a steep, wooded valley, this popular camping spot is heavily forested and the only cleared area is the 52 acre lake. A bike trail and a number of hiking trails wind through the park and vary to steep and challenging trails for hearty hikers.

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Tuscarora State Park
Copyright: - Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks
Tuscarora State Park
Description - Tuscarora State Park is in the area known locally as "Locust Valley," which was spared the ravages of the coal operations that once were the mainstay of area industry. The dam, constructed in the early 1960's by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service and the Commonwealth, provides both flood control and recreational facilities against the backdrop of Locust Mountain.

This day use state park is inviting to the warm water game fisherman. The lake offers bass, muskellunge, walleye, pickerel, catfish, yellow perch and sunfish. Trout also inhabit the lake and are stocked in the fall for the ice fishing season. During the summer season, the boat launch area is open 24 hours a day for the convenience of fishermen. A guarded beach is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day, unless posted otherwise. A food and refreshment concession is located nearby. Over 250 picnic tables are available for year-round use. Eighty-two percent of the park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs is permitted during designated seasons. A special regulations area allowing only bow and arrow and flintlock muzzleloader, is located near the park entrance. Special winter season activities in the park include ice skating, ice fishing, and sledding.

Wheelchair accessible picnic tables and parking spaces have been designated throughout the park. Restrooms that can accommodate wheelchairs are located throughout the day use area. Several boat-mooring spaces located near the parking area are held for those requiring ease of access.

Attractions - Tuscarora State Park is in the area known locally as "Locust Valley," which was spared the ravages of the coal operations that once were the mainstay of area industry.

The dam, constructed in the early 1960's by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service and the Commonwealth, provides both flood control and recreational facilities against the backdrop of Locust Mountain.

Recreation - This day use state park is inviting to the warm water game fisherman. The lake offers bass, muskellunge, walleye, pickerel, catfish, yellow perch and sunfish. Trout also inhabit the lake and are stocked in the fall for the ice fishing season.

Non-powered boats and registered electric powered boats are permitted on the 96-acre lake. A boat launching area, 155 seasonal boat-mooring spaces and a seasonal boat rental concession are provided. During the summer season, the boat launch area is open 24 hours a day for the convenience of fishermen.

A guarded beach is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day, unless posted otherwise. A food and refreshment concession is located nearby.

Over 250 picnic tables are available for year-round use. Modern bathrooms are available April through October, portable toilets are used during cold weather.

Eighty-two percent of the park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs is permitted during designated seasons. A special regulations area allowing only bow and arrow and flintlock muzzleloader, is located near the park entrance.

Special winter season activities in the park include ice skating, ice fishing, and sledding. It is recommended that you telephone the park to determine ice and snow conditions before coming.

Wheelchair accessible picnic tables and parking spaces have been designated throughout the park. Restrooms that can accommodate wheelchairs are located throughout the day-use area. Several boat-mooring spaces located near the parking area are held for those requiring ease of access.

Locust Lake State Park is located 6 miles upstream from Tuscarora. The park was developed as a family tent and trailer campground and has 282 campsites. Additional camper facilities include modern restrooms, swimming beach, boat rental, camp store, bicycle trail, hiking trails, fishing, playgrounds and nature programs.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Tuscarora State Park area generally has cold winter months with temperatures averaging from 24 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 to -2 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range from 72 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 23 Celsius).

Location - The Tuscarora State Park is located in the eastern central area of the state. It is south of Barnesville, which is on PA Route 54 between the Hometown exit (37E) of I-81 and PA Route 309.


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Contact Information:
Tuscarora State Park, R. D. 1, Box 1051 , Barnesville, PA, 18214-9603, Phone: 570-467-2404
, tuscarora@dcnr.state.pa.us

Additional Information:
Locust Lake State Park - Situated at the head of a steep, wooded valley, this popular camping spot is heavily forested and the only cleared area is the 52 acre lake. A bike trail and a number of hiking trails wind through the park and vary to steep and challenging trails for hearty hikers.
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.
Pocono Mountains / Endless Mountains Area - The Pocono Mountains abound in natural wonders. The Glens Natural Area has 22 named waterfalls in a scenic gorge with old growth timber. You can also try whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River.

Links:
Pennsylvania State Parks - Official agency website

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