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Nockamixon State Park

Nockamixon State Park
Quakertown, PA

Lake Nockamixon occupies almost one third of the park (1450 out of 5283 acres). You can boat or fish in the lake--there is a pool for swimming in the summer. Boat rentals are also available during the summer.

The park contains hiking, bicycling and horseback riding trails. Horses can be rented from stables near the park.

For overnight accomodations, the park contains a Youth Hostel and it rents cabins. The cabins are modern, heated, and contain full bathrooms and kitchens. (You must bring your own sheets, pots and pans.)

Driving directions: Take Interstate 78 West through New Jersey to exit 11 (the most direct way to I-78 from New York is from the Holland Tunnel). Then follow these directions from Mapquest:

  1. Merge onto NJ-173 W via EXIT 11 toward W PORTAL/PATTENBURG. (0.3 miles)
  2. Enter the next roundabout and take the second exit onto CR-614/PATTENBURG RD. (2.7 miles)
  3. Turn LEFT onto CR-579/BLOOMSBURY RD. (0.2 miles)
  4. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto HICKORY CORNER RD. (2.7 miles)
  5. Turn LEFT onto LITTLE YORK MT PLEASANT RD/CR-631. (0.2 miles)
  6. Turn RIGHT onto MILFORD MT PLEASANT RD/CR-519. (2.6 miles)
  7. Turn RIGHT onto CR-519/FRENCHTOWN RD/CR-14. (0.1 miles)
  8. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto BRIDGE ST (Crossing into PENNSYLVANIA). (0.3 miles)
  9. BRIDGE ST becomes FRENCHTOWN-MILFORD RD. (0.1 miles)
  10. Turn SHARP RIGHT onto RIVER RD/PA-32. (4.5 miles)
  11. RIVER RD/PA-32 becomes EASTON RD/PA-611. (5.1 miles)
From here to the main entrance and the park office, do this:
  1. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto DURHAM RD/PA-412. (0.6 miles)
  2. Turn LEFT onto MOUNTAIN VIEW DR/PA-563. (4.2 miles)
To go directly to the cabins, don't take PA-412. Instead, drive this way:
  1. Continue on RIVER RD/PA-32 (1.3 miles)
  2. Turn RIGHT on S PARK RD (4.6 miles). The last time I visited the park, the intersection of PA-611 and S Park Road was not well-marked. It is the first right after Foellner Lane. If you pass Durham Road, Creamery Road or Geigle Hill Road, turn around--you missed it.
  3. Turn RIGHT at STOVER MILL RD (0.3 miles).
Address: 1542 Mountain View Drive, Quakertown, PA 18951-5732
Phone: 215-529-7300
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