Beltzville

State Park - Pennsylvania

Beltzville State Park is located in Franklin and Towamensing townships, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. Beltzville Lake is a 951.5 acres (385.1 ha) with 19.8 miles (31.9 km) of shoreline. The Park is a popular fishing destination. Anglers can fish for striped bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass, trout, walleye, perch, and muskellunge. Pohopoco Creek is stocked with trout by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The swimming beach is open from late May until the middle of September along 525 feet (160 m) of sand beach. There is a bathhouse with showers, a food stand, and first-aid building at the beach.

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Tail Map of Appalachian National Scenic Trail (NST) in Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Appalachian - Trail Map

Tail Map of Appalachian National Scenic Trail (NST) in Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Recreation Map of Beltzville State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Beltzville - Recreation Map

Recreation Map of Beltzville State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Water Depth Map of the Dam Area of Beltzville Lake in Beltzville State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Beltzville Lake - Water Depth - Dam Area

Water Depth Map of the Dam Area of Beltzville Lake in Beltzville State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Water Depth Map of the Pine Run area of Beltzville Lake in Beltzville State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Beltzville Lake - Water Depth - Pine Run

Water Depth Map of the Pine Run area of Beltzville Lake in Beltzville State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Water Depth Map of the Trinity Gorge area of Beltzville Lake in Beltzville State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Beltzville Lake - Water Depth - Trinity Gorge

Water Depth Map of the Trinity Gorge area of Beltzville Lake in Beltzville State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Water Depth Map of the Preachers Camp area of Beltzville Lake in Beltzville State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Beltzville Lake - Water Depth - Preachers Camp

Water Depth Map of the Preachers Camp area of Beltzville Lake in Beltzville State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Water Depth Map of The Shallows area of Beltzville Lake in Beltzville State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Beltzville Lake - Water Depth - The Shallows

Water Depth Map of The Shallows area of Beltzville Lake in Beltzville State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

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Brochure of Beltzville State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Beltzville - Brochure

Brochure of Beltzville State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Beltzville SP https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/BeltzvilleStatePark/Pages/Maps.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beltzville_State_Park Beltzville State Park is located in Franklin and Towamensing townships, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. Beltzville Lake is a 951.5 acres (385.1 ha) with 19.8 miles (31.9 km) of shoreline. The Park is a popular fishing destination. Anglers can fish for striped bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass, trout, walleye, perch, and muskellunge. Pohopoco Creek is stocked with trout by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The swimming beach is open from late May until the middle of September along 525 feet (160 m) of sand beach. There is a bathhouse with showers, a food stand, and first-aid building at the beach.
A Pennsylvania Recreational Guide for Beltzville State Park Beltzville State Park The 3,002-acre Beltzville State Park is in the southern foothills of the Poconos. Pohopoco Creek, an excellent trout stream, feeds the 949-acre Beltzville Lake, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and a destination for boaters and anglers. The sand beach and picnic pavilions are very popular attractions. Recreational facilities are a result of a cooperative effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-Bureau of State Parks, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Directions Beltzville is five miles east of Lehighton, just off US 209. From the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, take Exit 74 and follow signs to the park. Recreational Opportunities FISHING: Beltzville Lake is stocked with warmwater and coldwater game fish and panfish. Common species are trout, striped bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, muskellunge, and perch. Below the dam, Pohopoco Creek is stocked with trout. Much of the lake’s northern shoreline can be reached from Pohopoco Drive. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply. Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks that are available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park. LAUNCHING AND MOORING: A three-lane boat launching ramp, ADA accessible courtesy dock, wide gravel beaching area, and parking for cars and trailers are at Pine Run East Launch along the northern shore of the lake. A twolane launch ramp and parking for cars and boat trailers are at Preacher’s Camp launching area on the southern shore. Seasonal mooring of canoes and kayaks is available at Preacher’s Camp. An ADA accessible courtesy dock in the day use area near the beach is available upon request. SWIMMING: A 525-foot sand beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8:00 AM to sunset. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. A bathhouse with showers is near the beach. Recreational scuba diving is prohibited. A food and refreshment concession at the swimming beach is open daily, weather permitting, during the summer season, Memorial Day to Labor Day. WATER-SKIING: Skiing is permitted from sunrise to sunset in the zoned ski area along the south shore of the lake. All boats in this ski area shall operate in a counterclockwise direction. Boats not engaged in skiing must remain outside the ski area while skiing is in progress. A boat may not tow more than one water-ski device on weekends and holidays from the Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Labor Day. Kite-skiing and parasailing are prohibited. Boats may not exceed 45 mph. CAMPING: Overnight lodging on watercraft, in self-contained campers, or in any other form is strictly prohibited. Information on local camping areas is available at the park office. COVERED BRIDGE: Built in 1841 by local craftsman Jacob Buck, the covered bridge spanned Pohopoco Creek and was first used by horse and buggy traffic and later by one-lane car traffic. At the suggestion of local residents, the bridge was relocated between the picnic areas and the beach for public use and enjoyment. It is now for pedestrian use only. HIKING: 15 miles of trails The trails of Beltzville State Park follow wooded paths, old roads, and mowed walkways through forests, creek valleys, fields, and by the lake. Saw Mill Trail, which is just west of the dam breast, offers a diverse historical hike. The trail passes the remains of a gristmill raceway, a dam and gateways, small ponds, a slate quarry from the 1700s, a wetland, and a stream. Falls Trail passes Wild Creek Falls. The trails vary in length. A short description of each trail can be found in the “Beltzville Trail Guide,” which is available at the park office. Tell us about your hike at: www.explorepatrails.com For More Information Contact: Beltzville State Park 2950 Pohopoco Drive Lehighton, PA 18235-8905 610-377-0045 email: beltzvillesp@pa.gov GPS DD: Lat. 40.86468 Long. -75.629 An Equal Opportunity Employer Information and Reservations Make online reservations at: www.visitPAparks.com or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Saturday, for state park information and reservations. www.visitPAparks.com Printed on recycled paper visitPAparks 2015 BOATING: unlimited horsepower motors Beltzville Lake has a maximum boating speed of 45 mph. Most types of recreational boats are permitted. Please check with the park office if there is a question as to the type of watercraft permitted. It is unlawful to operate a boat

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