Hickory Run

State Park - Pennsylvania

Hickory Run State Park is located in Kidder and Penn Forest Townships in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. The park is spread across the Pocono Mountains. The park supports many activities, some of which vary seasonally. During the summer months, swimming is available in Sand Spring Lake, which is partially bordered by a sand beach. In winter, the frozen lake can be used for ice skating. Seasonal hunting is permitted in many areas of the park, with white-tailed deer, black bear, and squirrels among the game that may be hunted legally.

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

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

Water Depth Map of Hickory RÄun Lake in Hickory Run State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Hickory Run - Hickory Run Lake - Water Depth Map

Water Depth Map of Hickory RÄun Lake in Hickory Run State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

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

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

Campground Map of Hickory Run State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Hickory Run - Campground Map

Campground Map of Hickory Run State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Map of Daddy Allen Organized Group Cabin Camp at Hickory Run State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Hickory Run - Daddy Allen Organized Group Cabin Camp Map

Map of Daddy Allen Organized Group Cabin Camp at Hickory Run State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Map of Shehaqua Organized Group Cabin Camp Map at Hickory Run State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Hickory Run - Shehaqua Organized Group Cabin Camp Map

Map of Shehaqua Organized Group Cabin Camp Map at Hickory Run State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Hickory Run SP https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/HickoryRunStatePark/Pages/default.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hickory_Run_State_Park Hickory Run State Park is located in Kidder and Penn Forest Townships in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. The park is spread across the Pocono Mountains. The park supports many activities, some of which vary seasonally. During the summer months, swimming is available in Sand Spring Lake, which is partially bordered by a sand beach. In winter, the frozen lake can be used for ice skating. Seasonal hunting is permitted in many areas of the park, with white-tailed deer, black bear, and squirrels among the game that may be hunted legally.
Hickory Run Hickory Run State Park A Pennsylvania Recreational Guide for WELCOME Top 10 Things to do at Hickory Run Pennsylvania State Parks Mission 1. Walk across Boulder Field. The primary purpose of Pennsylvania state parks is to provide 2. Hike to, and photograph, the beautiful Hawk Falls. opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and serve as outdoor classrooms for environmental education. In meeting 3. Enjoy the solitude of Stametz Dam along Shades of Death Trail. these purposes, the conservation of the natural, scenic, aesthetic, and historical values of parks should be given first consideration. 4. Throw a picnic! Play18 holes of disc golf followed by a picnic in Sand Spring Day Use Area. Stewardship responsibilities should be carried out in a way that protects the natural outdoor experience for the enjoyment of current and future generations. visitPAparks Printed on recycled paper HICKORY RUN STATE PARK From I-80, take Exit 274 at the Hickory Run State Park Exit, and drive east on PA 534 for six miles. From the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, take Exit 95 and drive west on PA 940 for three miles, then turn east on PA 534 for six miles. The park is within a two or three-hour drive from Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New York City and one hour from Allentown, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre. 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. RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Spend the Day ORIENTEERING: The three permanent orienteering courses in the park are maintained by the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association. The beginner course in the Sand Spring Day Use Area takes at least an hour to complete. An advanced course begins near the Saylorsville Dam and takes about four hours to complete. Detailed maps are available at the park office. GEOCACHING: In this high tech treasure hunting game, a website lists hidden containers called geocaches that players using GPS devices locate outdoors. Park staff and individuals have placed many caches in the park. Brochures on several educational caches developed by the park are available at the park office. Geocachers interested in placing a new cache within the park must contact the park office. PICNICKING: A large day use area, located near Sand Spring Lake, offers a swimming beach, disc golf, and orienteering. The area also provides picnic tables, restrooms, playground equipment, drinking water, and trash containers. A picnic pavilion may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. If unreserved, it is free on a first-come, first-served basis. FISHING: Anglers find excellent sport in many of the streams and lakes within the park boundaries. Some streams are stocked with brook and brown trout. Mud Run is a delayed harvest, artificial lure only stream. The lower 2.9 miles of Hickory Run, from near the Saylorsville Dam to the Lehigh River, is a catch and release only fishing area. Fishing is discouraged in Sand Spring Lake and is prohibited in the swimming area. The Lehigh River, which flows along the western boundary of the park, has warmwater game fish, trout, and panfish. Francis E. Walter Dam, about 20 minutes north of the park, provides boating and angling for trout and warmwater game fish. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply. SWIMMING: A sand beach at Sand Spring Lake is open from late May to midSeptember, 8:00 AM to sunset. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Swim at your own risk. A snack bar has sandwiches, drinks, ice cream, and snacks. DISC GOLFING: A 19-hole disc golf course is in the Sand Spring Day Use Area. The course is flat, moderately wooded, and has crushed stone tees, basket holes, and is about one mile in length. Please be cautious of picnickers when playing. HIKING: see reverse side. HUNTING AND FIREARMS: Most of the park is open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are white-tailed deer, turkey, black bear, and gray squirrel. The adjoining state game lands 40, 129, and 141 have additional areas open to hunting. Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner’s vehicle or enclosed trailer. Exce
Hickory Run State Park This large tent and trailer camping area in the western Poconos is mostly forested with a grassy, more open section. It has modern campsites (electric, non-electric, full-hookup, pet-friendly, and walk-to) with a sanitary dump station, playgrounds, and modern restrooms with warm showers. A camp store sells general camping supplies. CAMPING SEASON: This campground opens the second Friday of April and closes in mid-December. Shower facilities and the dump station are not available after the third Sunday in October. RESERVING A SITE: Most campsites in Pennsylvania state parks can be reserved 11 months in advance to noon of the day of arrival. Campers without a reservation arriving after noon should check at the contact station or near the campground entrance for instructions. Reservations can be made using MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover credit cards, or personal, traveler’s, and cashier’s checks, or a Pennsylvania State Parks Gift Card. To receive a confirmed reservation, full payment must be received by the Bureau within ten days of making the reservation. For reservations visit www.visitPAparks.com, or call 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), Monday to Saturday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. CAMPSITE ISSUING: Advance reservations are available for almost all campsites. Unreserved sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If an employee is not available, read posted instructions and check the “After Hours Posting Report” then proceed to an available site. The appropriate fee must be paid to a park employee or deposited in a supplied honor system envelope before setting up on a campsite. CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations, changes, or transfers to reservations will be assessed a fee and can be made prior to arrival by calling the Pennsylvania State Parks Reservation Center at 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757) Monday through Saturday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, EST, or by visiting the website at: http://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com. Any cancellation, change, or transfer made upon arrival must be processed through the state park. For complete information on fees, cancellations, changes, transfers, and discount policies, view the Reservation Cancellation/Change Policy at the website noted above. Campground Rules Protect and Preserve Our Parks CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT TIME: Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Campsites must be vacated by 3:00 PM. Camping cottages must be vacated by 10:00 AM. Please make your visit safe and enjoyable. Obey all posted rules and regulations and respect fellow visitors and the resources of the park. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Pennsylvania state parks. • Prevent wild fires. Fires are only permitted in fire rings or grills. Gas and propane camp stoves are permitted. Fires must be attended at all time and extinguished before leaving a campsite. Properly dispose of hot coals. PETS: Pets are permitted at designated campsites in this campground. Please contact the park office or contact station for guidelines for pets. Pets are prohibited in swimming areas and all overnight facilities not participating in the pet program. Guide dogs and service dogs are not considered pets. QUIET HOURS: Campers must not disturb the sleep of others between 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM. NOISE: Operation of electric generators that create excessive noise is prohibited. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE PER SITE: Site occupancy is limited to one family unit (persons living under one household) or one non-family unit limited to five persons per site. MOTOR VEHICLES: Only one car per campsite is allowed unless otherwise posted. Park only in designated areas. VISITORS: Visitors are welcome on campsites from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. MAXIMUM CAMPING PERIOD: Campers may stay in a state park campground for up to 14 consecutive nights from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Campers may camp for 21 consecutive nights during the remainder of the year. HUNTING: Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner's vehicle or enclosed trailer. Exceptions include: law enforcement officers 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. Access for People with Disabilities This publication text is available in alternative formats. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. Modern Camping Hickory Run State Park • Firewood is not provided. Cutting live or standings trees and the operation of chainsaws are prohibited. • Firewood
CAMP No. 3 - CAMP DADDY ALLEN To Camp Shehaqua Organized Group Cabin Camp Capacity-124 On eW ay (Named for Edgar “Daddy” Allen, Founder of Easter Seals) Orienteering Start 940 Exit 277 1/4 (Note: No Electricity in Units) 7/4 1/2 2/4 6/4 3/4 Craft Lodge 5/4 UNIT 4 Staff Cabin 7/2 Staff Cabin 8/4 1/4 1/4 Trash Flag Pole Restroom Council Fire Vault Restroom Paved Road Central Shower House Unpaved Road Drinking Fountain Path 1/2 2/4 5/4 3/4 4/4 Ac tivit 4/4 UNIT 3 6/2 Sleeping Cabin Unit Lodge Park Office UNIT 2 8/2 Infirmary 4/4 (Cabin Number/Capacity) N Water Tower Cooks Cabin 8/4 2/4 Directors Cabin Dining Hall 7/2 5/4 534 Leh igh er Riv 6/2 Storage Garage Camp Office UNIT 5 3/4 HICKORY RUN STATE PARK Daddy Allen Recreation Hall Nature Lodge LEGEND 476 Shehaqua un yR kor c i H e On 80 To White Haven N 2/2 8/4 3/4 7/4 y Field 4/4 6/4 5/4 To Blakeslee Exit 274 Hickory Run State Park RR 1, Box 81 White Haven, PA 18661 570-443-0400 y Wa Exit 95 To Wilkes-Barre, Scranton To Sand Spring Day Use Area, Boulder Field, PA 534 Saylorsville Dam Saylorsville Falls To Park Office, PA 534 To Boulder Field (Shared with Camp Shehaqua) Wa y Swimming Pool One HICKORY RUN STATE PARK To Sand Spring Day Use Area, PA 534 To Allentown
HICKORY RUN STATE PARK Exit 95 To Wilkes-Barre, Scranton 940 CAMP No. 2 - CAMP SHEHAQUA UNIT 3 Organized Group Cabin Camp Capacity-149 Exit 274 2/4 UNIT 1 5/4 7/4 5/4 3/2 4/4 8/4 4/2 2/4 3/4 2/2 7/2 Leh igh Water Tower 1/2 Cooks Cabin 1/4 8/4 Daddy Allen er Riv N 8/4 Storage Garage Camp Office Directors Cabin Dining Hall 534 N Park Office LEGEND Craft Lodge Recreation Hall To Allentown Shehaqua 6/2 1/4 476 HICKORY RUN STATE PARK 5/4 7/4 6/4 80 To White Haven 4/4 3/4 UNIT 2 (Named for three towns of the Anthracite Council Girl Scouts: Shenandoah, Hazleton, Tamaqua) 6/4 To Blakeslee Exit 277 1/4 Nature Lodge Infirmary Sleeping Cabin (Cabin Number/Capacity) Unit Lodge (Note: No Electricity in Units) Restrooms Stag Vault Restroom Fi el ail e Tr d ity tiv 1/2 Ac 2/4 1/4 Drinking Fountain 2/4 Trash 8/2 3/4 8/2 Flag Pole 7/4 3/4 Paved Road 4/4 u yR n r ko Hic 4/4 Orienteering Start eW ay To Park Office, PA 534 On 7/4 5/4 Saylorsville Dam Saylorsville Falls To Boulder Field Unpaved Road 6/4 5/4 6/2 Hickory Run State Park RR 1, Box 81 White Haven, PA 18661 570-443-0400 Central Shower House UNIT 4 UNIT 5 Trail or Path O ne y Wa Gate Swimming Pool (Shared with Camp Daddy Allen) To Camp Daddy Allen To Sand Spring Day Use Area, PA 534

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