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Day Trip: Promised Land State Park

Go camping overnight or just spend the day at Promised Land State Park in the Poconos

Day Trip: Promised Land State Park

Promised Land State Park

Address: 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown
Admission: Free
Hours: Open daily dawn to dusk

Summary:  Promised Land State Park spans about 3,000 acres atop the Pocono Plateau, which rises 1,800 feet above sea level. The park is surrounded by close to 12,500 acres of Delaware State Forest. There are two lakes with sandy beaches open mid-May to late September. The 422-acre Promised Land Lake and the 173-acre Lower Lake have five boat launching areas. There's also a concession stand offering both food and boat rentals off Route 390 north of Canadensis. Activities at Promised Land include hiking on 50 miles of trails, biking on 6.5 miles of roads, plus fishing, picnicking and  camping. Rustic cabins are available for rent.


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