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Description - Nescopeck is currently under development. Future plans include an emphasis on environmental education that will focus on the natural resources of the park. Nescopeck has forested areas, a variety of wetlands, a small lake and a high quality trout stream.

At the present time, this park is under the management of Hickory Run State Park.

The upper portion of Nescopeck Creek in the park has been designated by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission as a delayed harvest area. Current users of the park enjoy hiking, bird-watching, cross-country skiing, fishing and hunting.

Attractions - Nescopeck is currently under development. Future plans include an emphasis on environmental education which will focus on the natural resources of the park. Nescopeck has forested areas, a variety of wetlands, a small lake and a high quality trout stream.

At the present time, this park is under the management of Hickory Run State Park.

Recreation - The upper portion of Nescopeck Creek in the park has been designated by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission as a delayed harvest area. Current users of the park enjoy hiking, bird-watching, cross-country skiing, fishing and hunting.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Nescopeck 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 around 72 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 23 Celsius).

Location - Nescopeck State Park is located in Luzerne County on the east side of the state below Wilkes-Barre. Travel Interstate 81 south then head east on Interstate 80 a mile or so to Exit 39. Head north on SR 309.


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Contact Information:
Nescopeck State Park, c/o Hickory Run State Par, R.R. 1, Box 81 , White Haven, PA, 18661-9712, Phone: 570-443-0400
, hickoryrun@dcnr.state.pa.us

Additional Information:
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.

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